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: I have a profound interest in processes and applications, focusing both on the specifics of the end use and the wider context.

I started as an engineer of light materials, then moved onto graphic design and print, but I missed working with textiles and decided to study again in that field to focus on interiors, where I discovered even more materials and this website is now the result of that continuous inspiration.

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

 

Graphic Design BA, 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 Report
2nd prize //2013

 

The Conqueror Typographic Games
3rd prize //2012