“I owe everything to [DAAP]. Without it I would not be where I am today — alumni, woman entrepreneur, DAAP design adjunct and a proud parent of current DAAP design student Audrey Eyman,” says Kelly Kolar-Eyman, CATS board member, former UC DAAP student and now CEO of her own design company, Kolar Design. Kolar-Eyman was named a Women’s Business Enterprise Star by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
“How do you get to be award winner of the year? You go to this place, that’s how you do it,” she adds.
While UC’s design programs are widely respected as providing students with a career advantage, professor Bradley also regards student participation in the E2C Creative Blitz as a catalyst for social impact and inspiration to change the world for the better.
“Our DAAP and CATS students alike want to know that they can make a unique contribution to the world,” says Bradley. “And if they are learning skills through their degree that contribute to a building a better world, that’s a pretty empowering thing.”
Featured image at top: Aaron Bradley, UC associate professor of UC Creative, Culture and Social Impact Initiatives and Kelly Kolar-Eyman, CATS board member and CEO of Kolar Designs collaborate with UC design and CATS students during UC's E2C Creative Blitz. photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services