Hi, I'm Makenna.

Hi, my name is Makenna Kesterson. Growing up in a creative family, making was a part of life. I continued this passion at a manufacturing & tech college where I learned to draft, weld, 3D model, prototype and fabricate. This led me to the world of construction where I worked, throughout my time at ArtCenter, as a project coordinator for large urban projects in the greater LA area. 


Uncovering and discovering insights, documenting, collecting and deeply understanding people’s needs, is my favorite part of the design process. The intangible, finding the “whys”, allow me to synthesize data and create a roadmap for the big picture strategy. It’s a process of uncovering what’s below the surface in order to discover the ecosystem or product that is most beneficial to people. I allow the research to guide the process, coming together with a team, taking the same tenacity into ideation, development and execution.

It’s all about discovery.