Tina Gorjanc is a researcher, designer and consultant specializing in material exploration, trend forecasting and speculative scenario development. She is most recognized for her work that merges the practices of speculative and critical product design with scientific procedures. Her creative practice
Tina Gorjanc is a researcher, designer and consultant specializing in material exploration, trend forecasting and speculative scenario development. She is most recognized for her work that merges the practices of speculative and critical product design with scientific procedures. Her creative practice has caught the attention of some of the biggest media companies as she has worked with established international institutions and organisations worldwide.
She graduated from the University of Natural Sciences of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2012 and her graduation project granted her the A’ Silver Design Award in the Fashion, Textile and Garment category, consequently placing her as the 10th world’s leading designer to watch for in 2017/2018 in the same category. While carrying out her Master course at Central Saint Martins she was awarded the Mullen Lowe Nova Award, a grant that is presented to 5 top students for their exceptional accomplishment.
After graduation, the provoking nature of her project caught the attention of some of the biggest newspaper companies including The Guardian and New York Times as well as design and science-focused magazines such as Dezeen, Motherboard and Trend Tablet. Her exposure to the media placed her as one of the leading promoters of critical and speculative design as well as an active advocator of bioethics, bio-sustainability and Bio-design.
Tina had the privilege to present her work on several events and exhibitions across the globe including Biofabricate New York 2016, Most Contagious 2016, London Design Festival 2016 and 2018, Demo-Adi Barcelona 2017, Echo Dubai 2017, Eye of Gyre Japan 2018, E-Cuerpo Mexico 2018 and 2019, Vienna Biennale 2019, and more.
In May 2017, she has been awarded the A’ Silver Design Award in Public Awareness, Voluntarism and Society Design Category for her current work. Her work has been featured in the new TV series produced by the public Franco-German TV network ARTE in September 2017, which is dedicated to new emerging talents in the innovation design field.
Tina is currently working on client projects aimed at disrupting the current unsustainable and unethical model employed by the fashion industry, by introducing pioneering alternative approaches to various sectors of the fashion industry. She is also a Visiting Practitioner at Londons’ Central Saint Martins – one of the leading creative educational institutions in the world, where she tutors students of the Material Futures course.