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Bea Mandelstam

Service DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Bea Mandelstam

Service DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a designer based in London with an MA in Service Design from the Royal College of Art and a BA in Textile Design from the Manchester School of Art. My practice reflects my work as both a textile and service designer, with an interest in how we communicate across materials, experiences, and services. I strive to connect authentically with the people I am designing for, and am drawn to projects focused on socially conscious and inclusive design. I began my career in trend research, art direction, and styling, exploring how to use speculation and photography to create future foresights. Service design has given me the context and skills to connect creative strategy to socially conscious and systems-oriented design. At the RCA, I worked on live projects with Alpha Telefonica, Stampede International, InHouse Records and the Ministry of Justice. In my final project at the RCA, I partnered with IKEA, using speculative design methods to find new ways into designing for one of the most basic human needs—sleep. Find my final project here: https://2020.rca.ac.uk/students/beatrice-mandelstam I sing in Lips, an all female choir and also volunteer on campaign strategy for Girls Rock London, a charity that improves girls' and women's self-esteem by empowering them to make music. I began my career in trend research, art direction, and styling, exploring how to use speculation and photography to create future foresights. Service design has given me the context and skills to connect creative strategy to socially conscious and systems-oriented design. At the RCA, I worked on live projects with Alpha Telefonica, Stampede International, InHouse Records and the Ministry of Justice. In my final project at the RCA, I partnered with IKEA, using speculative design methods to find new ways into designing for one of the most basic human needs—sleep. Find my final project here: https://2020.rca.ac.uk/students/beatrice-mandelstam I sing in Lips, an all female choir and also volunteer on campaign strategy for Girls Rock London, a charity that improves girls' and women's self-esteem by empowering them to make music.
Skills
  • Digital Design
  • Styling
  • Art Curation
  • Interviewing
  • Research Insight
  • Forecasting
  • Networking
  • People Person
  • Positivity
  • Presenting
Education
    MA in Service DesignRoyal College of Art
     - London, United Kingdom
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    BA in Textile DesignManchester School of Art/MMU
     - Manchester, United Kingdom