Grace Keeton is a product designer from Cincinnati, Ohio. She studied Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University before completing her Masters in Design Products at the Royal College of Art.

Her STEM-centric family, colorful Latino heritage, and innate curiosity and tenacity have driven to develop both sides of her brain.

She is an avid researcher, enjoying the process of delving deeper into topics to discover connecting threads to a greater story. Her years of theater training helped her develop this story-telling ability, allowing her to successfully frame both projects and proposals. Her technical foundation in engineering trained her to problem solve and think critically, fueling her passion for user-centered design.


I strive to design things that comment on the human condition (I.e. what makes people unique vs connected, human vs inhuman).

I feel passionately about designing to help either ignite or process emotions.

I believe in being emotionally connected and invested in my work.

I design things with theoretical depth.

Designing for one person can be just as valuable as designing for a thousand.

I am inspired by design that taps into human’s humility and vulnerability (both as an audience and as a subject).


  • The Royal College of Art

    • MA Design Products Graduated July 2020

  • The Ohio State University

    • B.S. Mechanical Engineering Graduated May 2018

  • The New School: Parsons School of Design

    • Industrial Design Summer Intensive 2016

Work Experience

  • KOOLStories Ltd.

    • Head App Designer

      March 2020 - July 2020

  • ZukunPlan LLC

    • Industrial Design Intern

      January 2018 - June 2018

  • Procter & Gamble

    • Industrial Design Intern

      May 2017 - Aug 2017

    • Industrial Design Intern

      May 2016 - Aug 2016

    • Mechanical Engineering Intern

      May 2015 - Aug 2015

AWARDS, recognitions, Exhibitions

  • The Royal College of Art

    • Distinction (Highest Award) for RCA Dissertation

  • Dutch Design Week 2020

    • Exhibited PORDUBRA & Helios

  • The Ohio State University

    • Merit-Based Scholarships Morill Excellence (Full Tuition) Provost

    • College of Engineering Dean’s List