Having founded her platform, Design for Disability, six years ago, Jessica Ryan-Ndegwa has learnt a lot about what she loves and dislikes about running her own business. Set up with the mission of changing the perception of orthopaedic products, she’s been able to use her product design, blogging, public speaking and curation skills to full effect. And as someone who was born with cerebral palsy, she’s found herself in the unique position of applying personal experience while sparking conversation between specialists, researchers and users themselves. But when lockdown set in, Jessica had a chance to step back and reassess; and realised that she’d moved away from the thing she loved most: the creative side. Here, we get to know Jessica’s journey and mission, and, having had the chance to reflect, what she’s learnt about being a business owner.