About Me

kristina suryani

an Indonesian living in the UK

I started school at a young age - younger than most students; that's why I started university when I was 17 and graduated at 20 years old. I took fine arts in my IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma programme when I was in school, thinking that I will be taking architecture in university, but here I am with a product design degree and I absolutely love it!

 

Growing up, I was always surrounded by beautiful arts - as Indonesia is such an ethnic and diverse country, my family loves to embrace it. I've been living in Jakarta, Indonesia for 17 years in the same traditional Balinese house. Being brought up surrounded by traditional objects, traditional furniture and arts really influence my work. Culture is very important to me and my family, that's why most of my products have got cultural references to it. I'm beyond proud to always be able to embrace such beautiful culture and traditions, even though I come from a developing country, all the designers of the future will try and continue to make things better.

 

I've definitely gained interest towards sustainability and travel related products, as that is the whole theme for my 3rd year project. Knowing that the waste management system in Indonesia is handled very poorly compare to other developed countries, I'm keen on exploring more possibilities of what can designers do to help - to eliminate waste, create durable and sustainable products one design at a time.

 

I'm a fresh graduate who is currently looking for a job! an MA degree is an option as well, let's get in touch!

Name: Kristina Dwi Suryani

DOB: 08 / 12 / 1996

interests: travelling, photography, illustrating

instagram: @dspdesain

linkedin: Kristina Dwi Suryani

mentions: WARNA bench

Education:

 

- Global Jaya International School Jakarta, Indonesia (2008 - 2014)

IB (International Baccalaureate) (2013 - 2014)

 

- University for the Creative Arts Rochester, UK (2014 - 2017)

BA (Hons) Product Design (First Class)

 

- Nuova Academia di Belle Arti (NABA) Milan, Italy (July-August 2015)

Product Design Summer Course

Experience:

 

- iGuzzini lighting live project (March - May 2015)

 

- Quinine live project (December 2015 - February 2016)

 

- Student Ambassador (2016 - 2017)

in campus job

 

- Multicultural Society leader (2015 - 2017)

in campus society