Krystal Persaud

Smart Objects, First Year

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Krystal Persaud is a Product Designer based out of New York City. A graduate of the Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design, Krystal is a Founding Member & the former Senior Director of Product Design at littleBits [littleBits.com], the award-winning platform of electronic blocks that is empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small. She led the design team behind the little bits Droid Inventor Kit, which was the #1 Science Toy in 2017 and winner of a Toy of the Year Award. Krystal is also the founder of the activist design collective Grouphug [grouphug.cc]. She’s been an adjunct instructor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology since 2015, teaching courses in materials & manufacturing and intro to interactive products. She's spoken at numerous events including the annual AIGA Design Conference, FIT's Women and Technology Symposium, MIT’s Sandbox Conference, and Disney’s D23 Expo.

 

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Smart Objects, First Year

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