Julia Plevin is the co-founder of Trouble Makers, Inc and the founder of Mermafly — a new hybrid design studio that works with clients to help them gain clarity and realize their vision. She's dedicated to creating buzzworthy products, services, communities, and brands that integrate the lessons of higher consciousness into everyday life, bringing us closer to a realignment with nature. Before launching her own companies, she worked with design luminaries at IDEO, SYPartners, and fuseproject. She was the Managing Editor of lifestyle magazine The Word Hanoi in Vietnam and the fourth employee of a high tech lifestyle startup in Silicon Valley. Julia holds a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and an MFA in Products of Design from The School of Visual Arts.