© 2019 by kaha 

ABOUT ME

My name is Katarzyna Staszel, I was born 17.04.1996 in Zakopane, small city in Tatra Mountains. Most of my life I have spent there – near nature and highlanders culture. That's what had the biggest impact on me as a designer and as a human. After I graduated  Antoni Kenar's high school of Art, I started studying at the Jan Matejko's Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, faculty of Industrial Design, where I got  into product design, and realised that I love the way it challenges me in everyday life – sloving problems, making our daily rutines easier and more pleasant is what I like the most. I'm super-enthusiastic when it comes to using natural materials and traditional crafts while working on projects – in love with every kind of handcrafts.

In the meantime I usually travel and spend time outdoors – skiing, climbing, cycling or just doing nothing :) 

Education:

2009-2015: Antoni Kenar's high school of Art in Zakopane, faculty of graphic design 
2012: 3 weeks exchange in Private Art&Design School Žilina, Slovakia
2015-2019: Jan Matejko's Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, faculty of industrial design 
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work experience:

Since 2014 working as a freelancer in product and graphic design
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2015-2017 Creation of own clothing brand KAHA-handcrafted goods
2016-2018 HR manager in Erasmus Student Network, Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków section
2018 Internship as a graphic designer in Tatra Museum
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competitions & Exhibitions:

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2014: "Jedlicka" carpet was the winner of Agnella Folk Carpet Competition
2014: "Witkiewicz" linocut on "We looked at the Tatras..." Exhibition in Lovran, Croatia
2017: Participation in Bridge Cards Exhibition in Cracow
2017: Kahawa coffeemaker distinctioned in See&Say porfolio review
2018: Kahawa coffeemaker on Must See Exhibition in Warsaw
2019: Gaja-kitchenware in the finals of make me! competition 
2019: Gaja-kitchenware exhibited on the Lodz Design Festival           

2D SKILLS:

3D SKILLS:

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign 
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere Pro 
SolidWorks
Rhino 
3dsMax
Keyshot
Corona

languages:

Polish (native)
English (communicative)
French (basic)