Raised and educated in New York City, her early interaction with different cultures shake many of her attitudes to ward design, turning her passion for understanding people into a compelling design strategy resulting in breakthrough products and compelling brand experiences. As a practicing industrial designer with degrees in Architecture (The Cooper Union of new York), and in the Fine arts (Parsons School of design), Katherine Krizek is able to call upon these three separate fields in her multi-specialist approach. This breadth of experience enables her to produce innovative solutions fueled by practical invention. Mrs Krizek also promotes design culture by teaching in both Italian and American Universities. She currently lives and works in Rome, Italy.