Hello, I am Meri,

that's "Mary" spelled in a cool way.


The patterns are simple, but followed together, they make for a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts. Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffeehouses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle; reinvent. Build a tangled bank.

– Steven Johnson

My life shaped a mind of efficiency, creative thinking; and resulted in "measured" decision making.

As a child growing up during wartime, I've got the best survival lesson from my parents:
Creativity - challenge your mind, find X with parts of formula missing.

People: my sister was my first teammate. With her I experienced the power of team and effective collaboration.

Storytelling was invented by my grandma! She used to answer all of the WHY's and HOW's on earth.
(thanks, nana)

Musical school was a 7 years of lab works with failures - Oh, you fell? Stand up! Shake the dust! Keep walking!
...and by the way, I taught myself a second instrument after graduating

A huge dose of analytical thinking was pumped into me at the boarding (mathematics-focused) school, that helped me a lot, and during my MBA at business school.

Two years ago, I started soaking up mental models of a different world - I moved to America, where a deep understanding of "open-mindedness" and "diversity" came to me.

Today, I have more than a decade of international design experience under my belt. I am evolving, I am mastering thoughtfulness, empathy and discipline. Today I am setting up myself for an impact in my profession.
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