About Cara

Cara O’Sullivan is a British designer driven by curiosity and an appetency to learn. Cara began her studies in Industrial Design and Technology at Brunel University London in 2011 where she discovered her interest in Inclusive Design and became heavily involved with design for social impact in developing regions of the world. She graduated with honours in 2015 and went on to set up a company within London’s Central Research Laboratory designing multi-award-winning mobility aids.

In 2017 she moved to Kenya to continue developing an all-terrain wheelchair for rural communities having successfully crowdfunded the design. The following year she became Lead Designer at the Medical Engineering Resource Unit back in the UK where she managed the redesign of a pediatric power chair. Cara is currently pursuing a PhD exploring the design of future inclusive mobility for childhood in collaboration with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, supported by The Hugh Greenwood Legacy for Children’s Health Research.

Over the years Cara has made a habit of increasingly spontaneous adventure. From climbing mountains and crossing volcanos to trekking through desserts and staying on uninhabited islands; she magnetizes to challenging environments and enjoys testing her survival skills. Along with such adventures comes exposure to new cultures, scenery, and customs which have kindled her passion for ethnography and understanding different ways of life.

This little blog shares a collection of Cara’s adventures, projects, and musings, of which you are most welcome to have a browse through… if you’d like to get in touch about any work, commissioning, or just to say hello, please email hello@caras.design or get in touch via social media.