Liz Barrett is an industrial designer at Blue Clover Studies, working under the Client Brands group of industrial design. She is a key player in brainstorm and ideation sessions, taking concepts from sketch to 3D model while working directly with the client.
Prior to her role as associate industrial designer, Liz served as a visual communications specialist where she produced high-quality renderings and visuals for sales and marketing needs. Before joining Blue Clover Studios, Liz worked at a corrugated packaging company designing custom shipping containers and end-cap displays. It was this experience that sparked her interest in packaging design and ultimately led her to Blue Clover Studios.
Liz is a graduate of Purdue University where she received a bachelor’s degree in industrial design
Where and what do you draw inspiration from?
I love learning from personal experiences with ergonomics and usability – taking those experiences and applying the positives to my design aesthetic while trying to avoid the negatives. I draw inspiration from my peers in and out of the design community and I also find creative inspiration in nature, weather, and my surroundings.
What is your favorite part about working at Blue Clover Studios?
The answer is clearly because of the occasional free lunch. But really, my favorite part of working at BCS has to be the freedom to be expressive. The lack of corporate dress code and being allowed to play music makes the atmosphere awesome. Less restrictions in the environment lets me be more creative in my designs and output. Staying inspired is sometimes difficult in the workplace but, I love being able to ask any of the guys for input or advice whenever I need it. I work with a great group of people who are positive and helpful making this studio a fun place to work every day.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love seeing live music and vocal performances in both large and small venues. I love astronomy and all things space-related. I’m definitely a cat lover, but not a cat-lady… there’s a big difference. I enjoy traveling to new places, trying new foods, and experiencing new cultures. Occasionally when Purdue sports are good, I like to support my Boilermakers. And of course, dreaming of the day I can afford to buy a Tesla.