Design is the recognition and response to the world and the creativity within and around me. The impact of the pandemic and the restrictions on in-person interactions challenged me to adapt to everyone’s expressions. There were dark times during this pandemic, not only with the lives lost but also the political and racial unrest of 2020. At times, I found it challenging to tap into my imagination and creativity. All of my designs started to take on a sharp, hard-edged tone like the world around me.