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Katharina Unger

Industrial Designer

Vienna, Austria
I gained professional experience in Vienna, London and Hong Kong.
I worked for local as well as international clients, as an intern or freelance designer.

Work Experience

Michael Young Ltd

Intern

I had the chance to intern in Michael Young´s
studio in vibrant Hong Kong, helping the design team in the following fields:

Exhibition Organisation
Graphic Design:
Dashboard Dials, Bottle Labels, Setup of
PR document
3D Design:
Acoustic Wall, Bottle, Chandelier,
Home Square Christmas Space, Faucet
September 2012 - November 2012 Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Polka Products

Freelance Designer

I was working for Polka as a freelance designer.
It is a Vienna based 2-designers office, where I helped developing mostly low-tech products and furniture with big attention to detail that go quickly into production.
August 2011 - August 2012 Vienna, Austria

Native Design Ltd

Intern

I spent six months interning at premium product and user interface design firm Native Design Ltd in London. I was involved in the whole design process, from ideation, sketching, 3D modelling and rendering up to making presentations for
clients.

I also spent lots of time in the workshop building quick physical models.

The products I worked on ranged from consumer electronics to medical products.

One of my major works there was the development of a new colour and material collection of
exquisite headphones. I spent lots of time in the material library and at leather manufacturers and fabric wholesellers in and around London and developed a guidebook for future material research at Native.
September 2010 - February 2011 London, United Kingdom

Education

University Of Applied Arts Vienna

Mag. des. ind.

I spent the first part of my studies under the professorship of Hartmut Esslinger.
The second and final part of my studies I did with Fiona Raby.
October 2008 - June 2013 Vienna, Austria

Languages

German (Native),
English (Fluent),
Spanish (Conversational),

Awards

University Of Applied Arts Vienna

Scholarship of Excellence

2009

Fulbright

Fulbright Grant

2013

Skills

Rapid Prototyping, Rhinoceros, Solidworks, Adobe Creative Suite,

Workshops

DYSON
Rapid Prototyping

MAREK SIMKO, Porsche Design Austria
Sketching

ARCELIK / BEKO, Turkey
Concept Design

TELEFUNKEN, Germany
Concept Design

MISCHER TRAXLER, Austria
Rapid Prototying, Ideation

ZHDK, Switzerland
Watch Design

Other professional experience

STUDENT UNION REFEREE
In 2011 I was in the Student Union, working in Public Relations at University of Applied Arts Vienna.

TUTOR DESIGN WORKSHOP
I worked as a tutor at a Kids Design Event for one week in summer 2011. Designed foam tramways with kids aged 11-14.

CLASS PRESIDENT (as part of a duo)
In 2009 I was class president (as part of a duo) at Studio Hartmut Esslinger at University of Applied Arts Vienna.

STUDIO ASSISTANT Studio Esslinger
In 2009 I worked as a student studio assistant in the studio of Hartmut Esslinger at University of Applied Arts Vienna, updating our website and writing blog entries.