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Kate Strudwick

MA work

For.Form

The gap between privately funded forensic labs and publicly funded law enforcement is increasing. While forensic technologies improve at a rapid rate, the initial methods of gathering and packaging evidence at the crime scene have remained stagnant. 

For.Form is a project looking to design a tool kit to improve the way forensic evidence is handled from crime scene to courtroom. It seeks to create and merge methods to both immediately protect and package evidence at the scene.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2019

  • Kate graduated from Kingston University with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. After graduation, she worked as a graphic designer, gaining experience in various different studios for a year in London. During her time on the Innovation Design Engineering course at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, she worked on broadening her design and collaboration skills, teaming up with engineers and scientists to work on bringing ideas into reality.

    Kate's practice is varied and explores a range of topics from synthetic biology to forensic science. One running theme across her projects is their collaborative nature. Kate is drawn towards working in areas that designers do not often tackle and enjoys finding problems to solve with a design thinking strategy.

  • Degrees

  • BA Graphic Design, Kingston University, London, 2016
  • Experience

  • Research and development, IKAWA Coffee, London, 2018; Junior designer, BOB Design Ltd, London, 2017; Internship, TEMPLO, London, 2016; Internship, Estudio Gris, Barcelona, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • SynbiTECH, QEII Centre, London, 2019; Bio-Intelligent Species, Royal College of Art – Imperial College London, Design Lab, Tokyo, 2018
  • Awards

  • Semi-finalist, Mayor's Entrepreneur Award, 2019; Highly Commended, Creative Conscience Awards, 2016