Imperial College London
Invention Rooms Associate
Ahreum is a maker and designer, passionate about bridging the gap between design and science providing an inclusive space for all. As a multi-discliplinary designer and researcher she has lent her skills to various projects within the design and science community acting as principal designer, engineer, problem solver and researcher. She is the CEO and co-founder of Gutface, a food tech based start-up focusing on the growth of homegrown probiotics. Gutface has not only been recognised for awards but also granted funding by the notable Design Council. She has also worked as Design lead for Wisp, a leading fem-tech company developing a range of IoT wearables focusing on sensory stimulation for women to enhance female sexual well-being. She started her career working as a visual designer in advertising and as a package designer winning an ADDY and EMMY. Her design work has been featured in exhibitions and publications like The Guardian, Dezeen, Yanko Design, Amman Design Week and London Design Week just to name a few.
She graduated from the Innovation Design Engineering course, a dual masters programme with the Royal College of Art and Imperial College. Her master degrees are in both design and science showcasing her proof of concept research for new and emerging technologies with a bias towards developing and comparing deskilled technologies. Currently, she works as The Invention Rooms Associate: Hacking and Making. The Invention Rooms is a unique space for innovation and the community in White City. Inside these rooms you can find workshops, design studios, and interactive spaces that have been designed to bring neighbours from the local community together with our academics, students, alumni and partners to build prototypes and share ideas. She strives to provide inclusive learning and making spaces for all.