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Arlaya Worthen (she, her, hers) - Design Mentor

Small business owner. Artist. Foodie.

As a design mentor at the Academy, Arlaya ventures out of her cavernous, artistic mind and physically applies her talent and strengths. Being a design mentor, Arlaya’s attention to detail is her focal point and is showcased in many areas, such as color accessibility literacy or designing with intention. It is to a great extent that Arlaya enjoys learning from others in the Academy while teaching. Arlaya knows there’s no right way to do anything and is open to all aspects of the creation process.

Arlaya has always been in tune with arts and technology. Having a passion for the arts and computers from her toddler years, Arlaya uses theories of design daily. In addition, Arlaya was a part of the iOS Design Lab at Michigan State University, where she began her journey in creating vibrant user experiences for clients. That allowed Arlaya to become familiar with challenged-based learning and recognize the role she played in team dynamics.

Arlaya received her bachelor's degree in experience architecture at Michigan State University When not in the Academy, you can find Arlaya working on building her small business, partaking in nature photography, trying new foods, going on adventures, creating graphic designs and developing websites.