Published: April 19, 2023

Andrew SongWhat year are you? 
Junior

Where are you from?   
Aurora, Colorado 

What inspired your decision to come to Environmental Design at CU Boulder?   
I have always loved creating. Whether it be art, music, design, etc the creative process has always been a part of my life. I love being in a creatively enriched environment and it is amazing to see how uniquely different all our creations are.  

Did you know right away that you wanted to major in product design? How/when did you know?   
I had a hard time choosing which discipline I wanted to major in, but as I experienced more of the design process I figured out that I prefer working on fast paced and tangible projects. After making my first lamp in 1110 [fundamentals of product design], I felt empowered to create anything and that feeling fuels me to continue creating.  

What has the program taught you about yourself as you’ve taken on your educational career?  
EPOD has shown me how capable I really am. Everyday I am creating new things that I didn’t think I could make. I am constantly pushing my boundaries, and the program has shown me just how quickly we can grow our skills and knowledge.  

What would you like to do upon graduating from Environmental Design?   
I would like to gain more experience and knowledge by working in industries that I am passionate about, eventually I would love to use those experiences in order to create my own business that is a combination of my interests and passions.  

What tips or advice would you give to future design students?   
CREATE MORE. The more you do the less you wait.