Cynthia is only just coming to terms with calling herself an artist, despite being a seasoned product designer and an art major from Arizona State University.
But, regardless of the labels she chooses to take, Cynthia has always been driven first and foremost by a love for her craft.
Her role as product designer at Stripe Climate has helped her to understand the wider implications of design but she reserves her side hobby (rug making) for personal pleasure. Cynthia's handmade rugs are woven with nostalgia and literally one-of-a-kind. So what happens when the rugs go viral: does she seize the opportunity to scale; and, if so, what does that mean for her hobby? Ever the perfectionist, Cynthia also weighs up when her work is, to her, good enough to be sold when she's always in pursuit of the next, better version.
In our chat, we discuss paying homage to heritage, the importance of constraints and the joy in creating for creation's sake.
Find Cynthia and her delicious rugs on Twitter.