Kara Isabella is the Founder of SlyceUp, which aspires to give “everyday investors” the opportunity to own a slyce of the world’s most prime real estate. A 2012 graduate who earned her B.F.A in Graphic Design and her B.A. in History of Art and Architecture, she was a 2016 recipient of the 18 of the Last 9 award. Learn about her Career Path below.
How did you reach your current position?
In April 2022, I toured Próspera, a private charter city and special economic zone on the island of Roatán in Honduras. After visiting this startup city and seeing the possibilities, I instinctively knew I had to get involved. I’ve since formed an all-female founding team to create a marketplace to buy and sell NFTs in designer buildings. We’re prototyping in Próspera and recently launched our MVP.
How did Miami University set you up for success in your career?
Helen Armstrong was instrumental in my journey. At the time, she was an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. Her class introduced me to a concept that would change my life: social design. Social design combines design methodologies with solving social problems. Since graduating from Miami, I earned my M.F.A. in Design for Social Innovation from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and worked at UNICEF to develop a global Digital Workplace used by 19,000+ UNICEF employees.
What is your best piece of career advice for current college students?
Network, network, network! It’s never too early to start growing your network. Always remember, today’s classmates are tomorrow’s colleagues.