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Zee Doehling

Hello!

I’m Zee Doehling. I was born and raised an hour outside Atlanta in Lawrenceville Georgia, and I’ll be graduating from Georgia Southern University May 2019. While on campus I have been most involved with the Honors College, Southern Leaders, and the Wesley Foundation. In all those organizations I work alongside others because I am a big people person. I love playing all types of board, sport, and video games, and I also really enjoy those group games people often play at camp that feel a lot like an episode of Whose Line is It Anyway. On that same topic, from May 22nd – July 7th I’ll be working with a WinShape camp in North Carolina as a media specialist. I really enjoy kids, so I am excited to fulfill one of my goals by working at a summer camp!

Why I design

Growing up I have always enjoyed solving problems and figuring out why things worked the way they did. I see this play out in all sorts of areas of my life:

No matter what aspect of my life, there are always reasons things are work the way they do, and I never assume it’s the best method simply because it has been done that way before. It’s understanding someone’s intent, the underlying reason, the why that allows me to make informed decisions on insignificant things such as how I squeeze my tooth paste or life altering choices like my college major.

This mentality has been the driving factor behind my studies as a designer. All designers do is solve problems: How do I get this information out? How will a user interact with my application? How can I influence change? My job is to figure out what the problem is and solve it- by design.