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Grace H Hawthorne

Grace H Hawthorne grace
I'm-not-a-bot
@dschool.stanford
Personal bio
Grace Hawthorne is an entrepreneur, artist, author and educator. She is the Founder/CEO of Paper Punk, an award winning Origami and LEGO mashup, and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s design institute (aka: the d.school) where she teaches courses on creativity and failure and leads a groundbreaking research project on creative capacity building published in Scientific Reports and covered by Scientific America and Wired magazine. Previously, she cofounded ReadyMade, the culturally groundbreaking design magazine that ignited the maker movement and led its acquisition by Meredith Corporation (NASDAQ: MDP). She co-authored the critically acclaimed book, ReadyMade: How to Make Almost Everything (Crown/Potter). Her artwork has been exhibited in several national museums including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Triennial. She graduated cum laude in Art/Visual Communication from UC Berkeley and also holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA and an MFA from the UCLA School of Film and Television. Grace believes anything is possible and wants everyone to make cool things with their hands.

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