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Isabella Ella

Lecturer Ella says her take on Industrial Design is: Be Purposeful. Be Responsible. Be Proactive. Design should be beautiful—inside & out.

As a little girl, Isabella would dissect and "fix" broken electronics, and also created and designed cocktail dresses. Fortunately, these two worlds of problem-solving & love for aesthetics collided into what we call Industrial Design.

While a student at CSULB she received numerous honors, design awards, and also established the student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) at CSULB.

Favorite Quotes

"Think globally, act locally" - Unknown
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela
"Put a smile on [someone's] face, make the world a better place" - Vitamin C


  • Medical Device Design
  • Human Factors / Ergonomics
  • Housewares
  • Technology
  • Human Development - Childhood - Adolescence
  • International Development
  • Gerontology
  • Education 
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Packaging
  • Kinematics


I enjoy challenges, helping others, and maximizing experiences.

I truly believe that design can change lives.  And that's what design is about... life & people.  
It's about sharing your designs so that others can enjoy life, and live it to the fullest.

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Gem interactive learning device