"When I began design, mainly ceramics, it was just about the beauty. But I took a class with Mr. Lee Poy and Miss Debbie Estwick and we had to solve problems, like real problems in society! I took a fancy to that and took it upon myself to design a chair that made a difference in the lives of children with cerebral palsy. I never once thought about it until that class, which opened my mind to the idea that design doesn’t just need to be pretty: it can solve problems and make a difference in society." - Camille Parris, 'Octopals'