At Designhype, we are women travelers with a passion for design. We work with women, like you, from around the world to create innovative, playful and smart solutions to our travel challenges. We’d love for you to get involved and share your stories, email email@example.com, if you’re interested.
How we started
Tiffany's friend Beth carried a fold out map for over a year in New York City. Tiffany wanted to make navigating easier for her and other women travelers. The Metro + City Cuff collection was born and so was Designhype.
Okay, that was the quick version. The longer story is that I was working on my thesis project entitled "Solo" in grad school (back in 2008). The focus was women traveling the world alone. I wrote a 280 page book, interviewed over 40 women and designed 9 products. One of which was the NYC Metro Cuff and yes, it came from my interview with Beth. She was tired of looking like a tourist in her new city, the map bracelet was born!
The Designhype Ladies
I am the Creative Director and Founder of Designhype, a company which combines two of her lifelong passions: design and travel. Tiffany is also a visiting professor at Pratt Institute, teaching courses on design entrepreneurship. Being that both of her parents are entrepreneurs Tiffany always knew she wanted to start her own business (or businesses). She holds a Master of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from The University of the Arts.
I have been obsessed with exploring the world for as long as I can remember. My travels have included: Turkey, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica.
Can't forget the USA! One of the most beautiful countries to explore, I've been to 40 states so far! Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.
Tracey Malovich is Tiffany's older sister last, mom first and Designhype's sales-woman-of-the-year. Tracey worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years after her even longer stint in retail. Her expertise in travel is one which involves her three children and husband. She's never been to Europe even though she's tried to on multiple occasions. Feel free to nudge her to do it already!
Our cuffs and necklaces are:
- 18K gold cuffs and necklaces are coated using advanced, environmentally-friendly processes
- made in a safe environment
Our packaging is designed to:
- cut down on the use of plastic bubble wrap and bags
- be recycled
We work with manufacturers who:
- have certifications for their businesses
- pose no threat in terms of health and safety of their employees