June 2, 2018
Kelly Costello splits her time between running her own design firm, Panorama Innovation, and teaching at several universities, including Northwestern University, Institute of Design (IIT), and the executive education program at CEDIM design school in Mexico. Her company frequently hires CAP-X students from the School of the Art Institute to help with various design projects, including the final phase of this project for CPS Lives. Kelly now focuses much of her work on civic innovation and design coaching for Bloomberg Philanthropies. She holds a Master of Design from IIT’s Institute of Design and a Designing Your Life coaching certificate, a program which uses design thinking to re-imagine one’s future.
Karishma is a budding designer with an entrepreneurial mindset, who leverages problem-solving skills, user-centric approach, and research into creating socially conscious designs. As a Bachelor of Fine Arts student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), she has presented her works at international summits, most notably the Bio design Challenge 2018 at the Museum of Modern Art. She has also collaborated with government bodies to work on design solutions concerning public health and environmental problems. New challenges inspire her.
Portrait by Devina Yoestong
Stories from Kelly Costello
& Galileo Scholastic AcademyKelly Costello & Galileo Scholastic Academy
& Galileo Scholastic Academy
This project began as a collaboration between the Student Voice Committee (SVC) at Galileo Scholastic Academy and a team of graduate design students in my class at IIT’s Institute of Design. The ID students facilitated a design project to explore options for re-imagining the school library. Thus, KRE8 Studio, a new approach to a school library, was conceptualized.
Inspired by the idea of KRE8 Studio, Connie Amon, the school librarian decided to create a mobile maker stations. With that goal in mind, two teams of students from Segal Design Institute of Northwestern University took on the challenge of designing prototypes for mobile maker stations. The mobile stations support “studios” for robotics, electronics, circuitry, production, animation, design, and digital fabrication (3D printing). Students have now placed two prototypes at Galileo Scholastic and the next phase of our CPS Lives project is to understand how these are performing and create improvements in the next iteration of these mobile maker stations.