Each year, thousands of talented people migrate to the United States from every corner of the globe in the hopes of starting their next adventure. Some of us are searching for new experiences, others opportunities, and some still are seeking the challenge of starting a whole new life. When we arrive, we don’t just come with a suitcase, but our own values, skills, and motivation that enrich our society.

However, as with any adventure, there will be times that test our courage and spirit. Though we all forge our own path, there is a common bond that unites us all.

Bright Side aims to strengthen that bond by sharing the inspiring stories of amazing people who have overcome any obstacles in pursuit of their dreams.

 

 

 

 
 
Photo Credit: Ben Derico

Photo Credit: Ben Derico

Melis is the founder of Bright Side and a design researcher with a background in ID and brand communication.

She has spent the past four years collaborating with design and strategy teams tackling complex challenges and contributing insights and strategic thinking to projects in high-visibility projects.

She specialize in using design thinking to understand what makes people tick, surface latent needs, and to form actionable insights that inspire design opportunities at all stages of the design process.

 

Photo Credit: Jill Conway

Photo Credit: Jill Conway

Bright Side’s written content is produced by Quinn Hargitai, a writer and photographer residing in New York.

After completing his Master’s in Teaching English at University of Maryland, Quinn lived abroad for two years in Albania, working with the United States Peace Corps to bring sustainable development to the Albanian education system.

Since his return to the U.S., Quinn has become a regular contributor to BBC Travel, having written a number of articles about his time in Albania and his other travels.