"After 12 years of work as a design professional, practicing, facilitating, and teaching creativity, finally I came to realize that the only activity that made me feel more alive and connected than designing products and experiences is to help people discover their creative power and provide them with the tools to make this source a sustainable part of their lives."
Yaprak is an internationally experienced award winning product and service designer with a unique specialization intersecting creative facilitation with movement and mindfulness techniques. Yaprak has been working with non-profits and corporations including Fortune 100 companies helping their teams approach opportunities and problems with fresh eyes, and sustainable strategies. When she is not researching, writing, or prototyping ideas about creativity, Yaprak enjoys joining authentic dance classes and teaching yoga to at-risk teenagers in treatment centers. She lives in New York with her husband Ben, both looking forward to adopting their long awaited puppy.