Sophie's career path lives at the intersection of strategy, culture, and content creation. Her passion for human-centered design, sustainability and cross-cultural communication motivates her to execute unique solutions to complex issues.
She has traveled to 15 countries, and developed a heightened sense of cultural insights, to create both thoughts, content, and solutions that connect with a global audience. Her traveling and fascination with societal structures from a sociological, and philosophical standpoint motivates her to find the ways design, strategy, and social behavior between cultures can collaborate to improve each other.
Her photography is primarily documentary style with a focus in understanding and highlighting cultural perspectives outside of western narratives in order to uncover elements that could improve our definitions of innovation and progress. Additionally, this accumulated body of images encourages empathy and acts as an index of ethnographic reference and comparison.
She is planning to pursue her masters in the Fall of 2019 to be better qualified at working to answer the tough philosophical question we are asking as a global community, and being able to orchestrate those conversations and systems with design management, strategy, and sustainable innovation. Additionally she has studied Art and Architecture at the Florence University of the arts, Design, at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering, and Media, Culture, and Communications at the London College of Communication.
Sophie Weber is a senior graduating Spring of 2019 from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies with a emphasis in Photography. Currently Sophie is working on a Documentary Photography project with an ethnographic focus researching the evolution of the Yoruba religion, Ifa, from West Africa. She has recently returned from Haiti to learn from and investigate the spiritual culture that created Vodou. This project was inspired by her trip to Togo to work with an NGO where she had the opportunity to met the Spirit King of the country, diving her deeper into her interest of understanding different African, ancestral, energetic, shamanic, and matriarchal religions.