Born in Chicago, Felicia Ferrone graduated in architecture from Miami University, Ohio, after which she moved to Milan. Ferrone’s expansive reach is informed by her early experience as an architect in Milan, where she was first taught to "blur boundaries". In a series of positions with some of Italy’s most notable design luminaries, she developed her belief that all aspects of design are interdependent, that nothing exists in a vacuum but always in relation to the environment, objects, and systems that surround it. Her work is included in the Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection and is a recipient of a GOOD DESIGN Award. She teaches design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Illinois.