12.11.18
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

S5E11: Renata Souza


Renata Souza Luque is the creator of Thomy, an insulin kit for children with Type 1 diabetes, and a 2017 graduate of Parsons School of Design.



Souza’s young cousin Thomas inspired this project, which began as her senior capstone at Parsons. Thomas was also her creative director:
If I had a question about my design in terms of, like, the shape or the appearance I would ask him and he would have a final say because he's a kid. It's hard designing for kids when you're not a kid.

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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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