The members of this improvised collective are linked not only through their common industrial design studies (degrees 2009–2013), but especially through the long-time friendships ensuing from this time, which also led subsequently to cooperation on various projects. The careers they opted for are as colorful and diverse as the collective members themselves.
Verbunden sind die Mitglieder des improvisierten Kollektivs nicht nur durch ihr gemeinsames Industrial Design-Studium (Abschluss 2009–2013), sondern besonders auch durch die daraus entstandenen, langewährenden Freundschaften, die in weiterer Folge außerdem zu Kooperationen bei unterschiedlichen Projekten geführt haben. Bunt und vielfältig wie die Mitglieder des Kollektivs selbst sind auch deren gewählte Berufswege.
After her diploma in 2010 Andrea spent 2 years gaining experience with London based design consultancies Native and Tangerine, where she was working on projects reaching from consumer electronics to airplane interiors. Since 2012 she is freelance designer based in Vienna, in the last 2 years primarily for architecture and design office Labvert, in the field of product and interior design.
Julia Kaisinger is currently living in Shenzhen/China working on the production of the the worlds first desktop Hive™ for edible insects. She is a passionate designer who is bringing disruptive technology and products from concept to manufacturing and eventually to market. Julia is Co-Founder of LIVIN farms, which is a company starting a food revolution with edible insects in your home.
Marlene Klausner attended the collage for Gold- and Silversmith. Her passion for metal design broth here to Graz where she joined the Masterclass for Metalldesign. In 2013, she graduated at the University for applied Arts Vienna in the field of Industrial Design. Since then she worked in the „Automotive Industry“ and started teaching at the HTL Steyr in the department for „Art and Design“.
*1985 born and raised near Graz on the countryside. 2004 she moved to London for studying Jewellery Design. In the cosmopolitan city she was attending the jewellery program of Caroline Braodhead, inspired of thinking about and making of pieces which could be worn next to the body, to be handled and changed by the handling. 2005 she moved to Vienna and started her studies for Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts. Still fascinated of designing Jewellery, she started to work for the renowned Jewellery Company Schullin. Till today, it is her passion to design fine jewellery.
Talia is a people person. Her multicultural background and travel experience form the basis for her human-centered approach to product design, in which the relationships people have with themselves, each other and their surroundings, play a central role.
taliaYstudio was founded in 2013 as a platform for the exploration of innovative technologies and the impact they have on people’s lives while focusing on creative partnerships and collaboration.
Previous and current work experience includes internship at Michael Young in Hong Kong, and the founding of taliaYsebastian (2010-2012), teaching, and the founding of functional jewellery brand JellySeries in 2014, the 2015 #refugeeswelcome Design Hackathon and initiatives coordinator at You Are Here Vienna.
Clients include Osram Oled, Frauenhofer Institute, Lobmeyr, Edge of 7, IDRV and Lightscores.
Born and raised in Tehran-Iran 1978
Studied Industrial Design at University of Applied Arts Vienna 2006-2012
At the moment active in the field of home interior – trendsetter
Jess Covi is an Austrian born industrial designer who specialises in experiential and holistic product design. After her masters studies at the University for Applied Arts, Vienna and some time working in Zurich, Jess Covi moved to New York City and after working as an industrial designer for frog Design for 4 years, teaching classes and workshops at SVA, NYU and 30weeks, she founded Grete Kraft Atelier, where she works with companies such as Google, Hyundai, Unilever and Anheuser Bush inBev across industries including hospitality, architecture, consumer goods and retail. She provides creative vision and leadership for multidisciplinary teams crafting innovative strategies and experiences at the junction of design, culture, and product realisation.
Kickie Chudikova (*1986) is a Bratislava born Industrial Designer. After completing her studies at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, she has been collaborating on various projects connecting design with innovative technology. For the last two years, she has worked with Karim Rashid in New York, designing and bringing products to the market that range from furniture, lighting and homewares to electronic appliances. Immersed in the digital world, she loves creating objects with her hands as she does with 3D software. In her work, color plays an important role. Kickie enjoys material experiments and possesses a strong sensibility for form.
Since her graduation from Angewandte with „Farm432“, an insect breeding device for households, Katharina Unger works in the fields of „Future Foods“ and sustainable design. She founded Livin Farms and Livin Studio and worked as entrepreneur, public and inspirational speaker and designer around the world, from the US, to Africa and Asia. She is currently based in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, Southern China.
Lena Gold is super Gold.