Learning the comprehensive design process to inform future equitable and sustainable design solutions ☻

Katya Koroscil

OCADU 3rd Year BD Industrial Design

Ryerson University ’15 BFA Photography

My desk is full of found objects, foraged items and natural material home goods and accessories. I grew up in Vancouver, where my family ran a Bed and Breakfast. Cooking is my favourite hobby and hot sauce is always present. I enjoy a good breeze, sewing, and lists!

Areas of focus

Photography

Commercial product tabletop and on-figure, art direction, pre-production, post-production, and styling


welcome.

Apple Box 001

2021

19″ x 8″ x 9″

A furniture study exploring the form and function of an apple box. Typically found in a film or photography production studio, the apple box serves as a utilitarian form.

Using white ash for construction and the Danish soap technique to finish and preserve the structure while maintaining the natural tone and texture of the wood.

Features: Organic hand carved upper, and a routed internal angled cubby opposite to routed handle

Design TO

2022

Imagining the future of personal protective equipment (PPE)


How might the things that we wear and carry change or adapt to better suit future scenarios? How might antiviral and antibacterial materials and technologies be used to help protect us?

Representing future scenarios, we see how casually worn masks, shields and accessories represent optimism, while the technology that supports how we interact with others helps communicate a message of caution.

Living within a diverse social and urban landscape, we criss-cross our way through a weaving network of transportation hubs and corridors, where protection from both the climate and illness is paramount but accomplishing both comfortably is a challenge. 

Hoodi includes a mask with a medical insert, an adjustable neck warmer, and a hood, all of which connect using recycled magnets. Its modular design eases clothing transitions and outfit changes within the flow of a day, as the magnets allow for simple and varying points of connection. Like the city we live in, we are always moving – Hoodi will keep us warm, healthy, and protected as we make our way.

Service Design

2021

Our over reliance on crisis-based responses has not produced the necessary outcomes in supporting the homeless population. Our research suggests that the best approach to this issue is prevention, particularly starting with the homeless youth population.

Katya Koroscil, Scott Do & Marc Ortali

How might we design a service for authority figures in the education system to identify and intervene with students at risk of homelessness at school in order to divert them from entering homelessness in the future? 

How might we design a service for youth at risk of homelessness while at school in order to prevent them from entering a state of homelessness before and/or after they transition to adulthood?

Luminary

2020

BIA Design Parameters

70% Eska board

Secondary material and adhesive must be natural and biodegradable

Must house IKEA HEMMA

Le Tronbone

2020

BIA Design Parameters

Minimal Fabrication & Easy Installation

Art Deco Inspired

Children Safe

Client Photography

hueylightshop.com

Published

Small Business Socials

DESIGNwith, Cove Bronte, Berkeley North

Huey Lightshop Press

Globe and Mail, Style Section, House, and Home CA, Designlines, dwell magazine

Personal

Modality Magazine MMXV, Function 16