Cora Neil
Environmental Designer

Cora Neil is a designer born and raised in Southern California. Hailing from a supportive family of artists, her creative career began by designing signage and logos for local businesses while in high school, and starting Cora Studio, a line of hand bags made from vintage motorcycle jackets, while studying graphic design and print making in college. A detour led her to work in the natural cosmetics field, where she found a real passion for social and environmental awareness. Attempting to combine her two passions: design and social/eco innovation, she returned to school at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA where she is currently finishing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design with a focus in social innovation and entrepreneurship.

“What motivates me as designer is the impact I can make. Design is a powerful tool that goes beyond aesthetics and ignites conversation, changes perceptions, and can empower those who might be otherwise invisible in today’s world. I strive to not just create product or spaces, but experiences that enhance people’s lives.”

Cora has been recognized by the Angelo Donghia Scholarship Fund for Zabaleen: an exhibition design highlighting a community of garbage collectors on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, and has recently been awarded the Bronze Spark Award, for Safe Agua Peru, Vitamigos:

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