Julia is an investigative experience designer - creating concepts, experience and tools to explore possible futures. 
With a system driven focus she is interested in the intersection of design, society and science.

Julia's focus relies most recently on food futures and food related design.
  


Julia is interested to produce experiences and tools to allow users interact with certain scenarios they are probably not used to it yet. This might be either future scenarios or just an alternative way of doing. Working together with experts and researchers as well as the users themself is for her self-evident. Julia cares also a lot about sustainability and equality. 
She believes coming up with new tangible alternatives is the way to go instead of tackling something resistant. 

As an interdisciplinary designer she deals with design research tools, storytelling, campaigning, UX design methods and  prototyping techniques. She gained international design experience through work and studying. Right now she is based in Vienna. 

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She made it among the TOP FUTURE 100: 2019  by JWT -  Top 10 for food & drink, new ingredients with Unseen Edible. 
Julia is listed as one of the most influential Designer for 2019 by ICON DESIGN 100

Unseen Edible is selected as one of the Best Practices in Hanni Rützlers FOODREPORT 2020, Zukunftsinstitut 
The lichen experience dinner was mentioned at the A-List 2019 in Austria - a recommendation guide for the Food & Drinks.

Julia was selected with Unseen Edible as one of 20 design graduates across the world to speak at Design Indaba's Conference "Antenna" at the Dutch Design Week 2018
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UPCOMING Events:  
Edible Futures Canada Tour: IDS Toronto - January 2020
Unseen Edible in Museum Rijswijk Den Hague - Precious Paradise:18 Jan - 13 Apr 2020, Food Experience: 17 Jan 
Unseen Edible at CID Belgium - Serial Eater: 29 March - 26 July 2020


Lichen as a Food Source WORKSHOP in Austria near Graz: 20 - 22 March 2020: Registering open! 


PUBLICATIONS - read & listen:

ONLY PRINT: Hanni Rützler's Food Report 2020 // Metatrend Report 2019 (South Korea) // Lamono Magazine Barcelona // Wohndesign (Germany) // Cyprus Today

Unseen Edible was also shown in different educational formats: e.g. University of Graz, University of Vienna, UNSW Sydney


EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

Edible Futures, Canada (Museum of Agriculture Ottawa, IDS Vancouver, IDS Toronto) 2019/2020
Precious Paradise, Museum Rijswijk, Den Hague 2020

Round Table Food Futures, Vienna Designweek 2019
Talk for Permakultur Austria, Vienna 2019
EAT Festival, Biotopia Naturkundemuseum, Munich 2019

Rado Starprize Austria 2019, Unexpected Expressive 2019
Dutch Embassy of Food (DIFD), Edible Invisible - 2018
Dutch Design Week, het Veem & Antenna Expo - 2018

Vienna Design Week - 2018
Vienna Design Biennale - Design for Agency 2017
AHO Works Exhibition, Oslo 2015/2016
Elvelangs Lightfestival Oslo 2015 
Salon Jardin Vienna, Vienna 2015
The Essence, Vienna 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018
Shanghai Design Biennale - Urban Change 2014
Chelsea Fringe - exhibition and conference, Vienna 2014

Icon Design: 100 Talenti del 2019 nel Mondo del Progetto ( Top 10 of Food Design) 
Top Future 100: 2019, by JWT intelligence company ( Top 10 of Food Design) 
Antenna Conference - World’s Best Design Graduates, by Design Indaba & Dutch Design Week, 2018
Winner Urban Food Design Challenge, by Vienna Business Agency & Vienna Design Week 2018
ARTist grant of the University of Applied Arts 2018

Recognition Award of the Province of Burgenland 2018
Scholarship of Excellence 2013


WORK EXPERIENCE

Yulia .
Vienna, Austria | since 2018 - 
Projects for and with Rado, Warner Bros. Be, Primed, Hiramo, Undesign Unit, Museum Rijswijk, Institut Kosmus


Stein Schwarz GmbH Stone Processing
Vienna/Burgenland, Austria | since 2011 - ONGOING
Product Design &  Development.
Art Direction, Design Consultancy
www.stein-schwarz.at

Perfect Fools (SAI), Hasan & Partners Group, Design Agency
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 2017
Interaction design and Brand Development
www.perfectfools.com, (www.ateliersai.com), www.hasanpartners.fi


Fabrica, Benetton Design Research Centre
Treviso, Italy | 2016
Interaction & exhibition design scholarship
www.fabrica.com


Strassacker GmbH & Co. KG Art Foundry
Süßen, Germany | 2013
Industrial design 
www.strassacker.com


Ogilvy & Mather Vienna Advertisement Agency
Vienna, Austria | 2010
Graphic design 
www.ogilvy.com


DESIGN EDUCATION

2012- 2018 Mag. des. ind. (MA) 
University Of Applied Arts Vienna
2016-2018: Design Investigations - Studio Anab Jain (Superflux) 
2012-2016: Industrial Design - Studio Fiona Raby (Dunne&Raby) 
2015 - 2016
Arkitektur og Designhogskole Oslo (AHO)
Tangible Interaction Design, Master Course 
2007 - 2012
Higher College for Product Management & Presentation Oberwart (Austria)

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
Eat My Dear -  Film Postproduction // Johannes Mücke - Storyboard sketching & illustration // Marius Watz - Interactive visuals, data visualisation // Hellicar&Lewis - Ideation: Experience the moment // Kathrina Dankl - Ethnographical research methods // Justin Pickard - Anthropological research methods // Björn Franke - Conceptual thinking methods 


CV (PDF)
 
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