Shruti Gunupuru

Master of Design in Designed Objects

Shruti Gunupuru communicates her need to help others through her designs. She obtained her BA Hons in Product Design from Singapore and currently a graduate in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Over the years, she has explored digital design, fabrication as well as furniture making, however, she relentlessly felt that she was not able to aid others the way she intended to. During graduate school, she was able to find her focus, which is tackling the taboo topic of mental health issues. Her long-term goal is to help individuals take control of their emotions and to communicate their feelings with one another through the help of products. She thinks communication is key and it will help bring people to come together and look out for one another.