Nov. 8: Build, Test, Repeat: 3 Steps to Achieve Your Impossible — Design Talk By Manali Mohanty

Manali facing forward, smiling, shoulder-length dark hair, black shirtDesigners and creatives use many tools to solve problems and find creative solutions. Yet, we seldom think to apply these to our lives.

What happens when we seek to design our lives using these same tools?

Manali Mohanty will share insights from her TED talk, Build, Test, Repeat: Three Steps to Achieve Your Impossible, on how to cultivate a growth mindset by applying the principles of design thinking to achieve goals and reach our full potential in our personal and professional lives.

Nov. 8, 2023, 6 p.m.
Art Building, Room 365
Free | Open to the Public


For more info or to RSVP, visit the Event Create website.

About Mohanty

Manali Mohanty is a design leader, research, strategy and service design provider, TEDx speaker and yoga teacher with a B.F.A. and graduate degree in interaction design.

She has 20+ years of experience using my design thinking expertise to help clients build and launch products.

She co-founded a Startup and Special Projects Lab/Incubator at a Fortune 500 company. She has partnered with Fortune 100 corporations and public sector entities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia on projects that bring transformative change to their organizations, products and services.

Mohanty also co-founded an education non-profit, DreamBig, to create synergies between technology companies and higher educational institutions. She has guest-lectured and mentored students at Parsons School of Design, SCAD and Polimoda.

This designer talk is presented by the CVAD Department of Design, UNT CVAD American Institute of Graphic Arts and the UNT CVAD Illustrators Society of North Texas.

Share now or add us to your RSS feed! 

Facebook Icon
Twitter Icon
Pinterest Icon
Mail Icon
linkedin sharing button
SMS sharing button

CVAD Mission: Cultivating creative talent and critical minds within a collaborative and caring environment.

Editor's Note: Please note that information on this site is likely to change or degrade over time, especially the links to various external websites. Search the UNT or CVAD websites or the world wide web for current information about a specific topic. Email your questions and comments to CVAD Marketing,

Note: Should you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability to fully participate in a CVAD event, please contact the CVAD Dean's Office,, 940-565-4001. For voice access, dial 1-800-RELAYTX (735-2989). Please make the request as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

UNT is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248, phone: 703-437-0700; fax: 703-437-6312; email: