Chelsea began her design career as a technical product designer for custom pool manufacturer, then during its time in Schenectady she was on the upstate team for Quirky. After Quirky left Schenectady, she began Bear Design Co. with Paul Engel in the fall of 2015. Chelsea often has guest lectured on packaging and sustainable design, and has recently won the Cropped 2017 design competition. Chelsea holds a BFA in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology, with a focus in graphic design and packaging. Outside of design she plays and coaches within the Ultimate Disc leagues in the northeastern United States.