Kimia is an industrial design graduate from the University of Tehran. She co-founded a studio during her undergrad studies and has worked there since to develop products in collaboration with many local retailers and businesses in Tehran (Iran). She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Interaction Design at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. In her master’s practice, she is trying to pursue a more sustainable approach in Interaction design where not only humans but also non-humans (plants, animals, elements, etc) are taken into account in the design process. Her research focuses on visual storytelling, creating immersive experiences, and connecting people with their local and natural environment in the age of climate crisis.
Designer, Design for Startups, 2021