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.
What does it mean? 
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 is for her self-evident. For the design research she includes of course the users themself as well. 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. 

The interdisciplinary designer deals with design research tools, storytelling, campaigning, UX design methods and diverse prototyping techniques. She gained international design experience through work and studying. Right now she is based in Vienna. 
Since Julia recently works a lot within Unseen Edible she got very into food related design and food futures. 
Personally she also enthusiastic about triathlon sports, experimental cooking and material explorations. 

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.
2018 Graduated with UNSEEN EDIBLE at University of applied Arts Vienna 
2019 Based in Vienna, Austria - working on upcoming events and projects. Open to new projects! Let's get in touch! 

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 here:


Edible Futures, Canada 2019/2020
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


Yulia Schwarz Projects
Vienna, Austria | since 2018 - 
Projects for and with Rado, Warner Bros. Be, Primed, Hiramo, Undesign

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

Stein Schwarz GmbH Stone Processing
Vienna/Burgenland, Austria | since 2012 - ONGOING
Product Design Development and Art Direction, Design Consultancy
2011, 2009 Graphic designer

Fabrica, Benetton Design Research Centre
Treviso, Italy | 2016
Interaction design scholarship

Strassacker GmbH & Co. KG Art Foundry
Süßen, Germany | 2013
Industrial design intern

Ogilvy & Mather Vienna Advertisement Agency
Vienna, Austria | 2010
Graphic design intern


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)

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 

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