Hi! I am a design researcher
and strategist based in Baltimore.

I am an interdisciplinary designer from Pune, India that is fascinated by multi-faceted, imperfect interventions. I enjoy designing systems and strategies to achieve equitable and sustainable outcomes.

Utilizing a variety of people and planet centered tools, I often work at the intersection of technology, ecological justice and social impact.

I combine my design skillsets with social and ecological justice frameworks to help facilitate relationships with a future-focused take on civic services and systems.

Born out of chaos, I find peace by being among the living - the greens, browns and blues. 



Currently I’m working as:

Design Strategist and UX Designer for the Ecological Design Collective’s open-source online community platform

Design Practitioner and Co-Instructor (faculty) for the Sustainable Design Practicum at the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University


‘21 Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: Invited for an interview and to exhibit the MyOak Project in their upcoming exhibit Designing your tomorrow.

‘21 Stockholm Peace Development Forum: Invited to present paper at the conference on bottom-up policy shifts.

‘20 Published a paper: “Community-led food resilience: Integrating grassroots food access into municipal emergency planning” in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development.

‘20 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge: Selected as one of the winners for the submission of ‘MyOak Market’. Appreciated for unique systemic approach.

‘20 Biomimicry Launchpad: Competitive selection in the accelerator program for MyOak Market. Received a grant for prototyping.

‘19 Johns Hopkins Ecological Design Competition: Selected as one of the winners and invited to exhibit in Fall ‘20. Received grant for prototyping.


︎@ Eesha Patne 2020 // HOME