Social Venture: Upcycled products, furniture and interior design
Co-Founder & Design Lead
2013 - 2017

Basic Design was a social venture founded by myself and industrial designer Theunis Snyman in 2013.

Our aim was to redefine the value of waste by giving a second life to landfill-bound materials and creating unique products, furniture and spaces. In addition to our upcycled product line, we worked collaboratively with clients to co-create their vision using reclaimed, local and sustainable materials.

In addition to industrial and interior design, I designed the logo and branded assets for Basic Design. The business operated from 2013 until 2017 out of MakerLabs, a Vancouver-based makerspace. See an archive of our work on the Basic Design Facebook Page︎︎︎.


Jesi Carson Creative 2024
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