Eve Blossom’s twenty years’ experience in design, design thinking, early-stage technology firms,
international business, nonprofit and social ventures led her to founding her current companies, Lulan Artisans and WE’VE.
After earning her master’s degree in Architecture from Tulane University, she practiced at Gensler in Los Angeles. She then spent two years in Vietnam restoring French villas for such clients as Price Waterhouse and Chase Manhattan and training Vietnamese architects on CAD systems.
During Blossom’s time in Vietnam, she became passionate about local handmade artisanal products. She recognized that the superb skills of the artisans combined with a social venture model creates a strong economic engine for systemic social change.
Lulan’s model expanded further with WE’VE, a design-curated, e-commerce community that supports closer relationships between buyers, designers and artisans. WE’VE’s geographical reach is global and the artisanal products are diverse. Lulan Artisans was a finalist in the INDEX: Award 2011 for the design of its business strategy.
Eve currently sits on a number of advisory boards for start ups and organizations. A frequent lecturer worldwide on sustainable integrated design and innovative business methodologies, Eve has had the opportunity to speak at a wide variety of conferences and events, including TED, SXSW, Autodesk, AIGA, Sustainable Brands and Summit Series.
Eve is the author of the book, Material Change: Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement published in 2011. She is also an Aspen Institute Liberty Fellow.