ZITA KATONA

I am a Hungarian-born designer based in Scotland, mixing my background in both graphic and textile design to create products, surface pattern designs, and material and context research. My approach is multidisciplinary and holistic focusing both on the specifics of the end use and the wider context.

 

I’m inspired by the present: the Anthropocene, human-made environments and industrial materials and landscapes, logistics, transportation, construction and architecture; and also natural, but human-discovered mathematical patterns found in outer space or under microscopes. I like to find order and beauty in things considered ugly or uninteresting, but my style is not always delicate, infact it’s often bold and rough – I like working with materials such as industrial quality jute or rusty metals.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Fashion & Textiles Design MA, Heriot-Watt University //2017

 

Graphic Design BA (Hons), University of Hertfordshire
(Interactive Design Institute) //2011

 

Product Designer in Light Industry Engineering BSc,
University of Óbuda, Budapest, Hungary //2010

 

 

AWARDS:
New Lanark World Heritage, Textile Print Competition
First Prize //2018

 

The Textile Society,
Postgraduate Student Award //2017

 

Presitigious Textile Award (Bradford Design
Competition P2 category) Commendation // 2017

 

Visualising Corruption, Transparency International UK
2nd prize //2013

 

Prosperity Illustrated, World Prosperity Index
2nd prize //2013

 

The Conqueror Typographic Games
3rd prize //2012

 

PRESS:

Scottish Field Magazine – Winning design for New Lanark revealed
Textile Society – Events archive (2017 Postgraduate Student Awards)
Bradford Textile Society 2016/17 Archive
Transparency International UK Blog – Visualising Corruption Winners
444.hu (Hungarian) – Visualising Corruption poster
Typofonderie.com – (Conqueror Typographic Games)