FROM SURFACE TO VOLUM
My name is Karina Cerkesaite, I am a spacial designer based in Barcelona Spain. Originally I am from Lithuania, I am getting my degree in Barcelona, university of design and enginery, Elisava. I am really passioned about all kinds of design, but in the close future I am going to get a master degree in stage design. I like to participate in events, from young age I was working as a voluntary in that big concert space in my town, so I get a great skills of managing events and knowledges about organisation. I also worked with my father in house construction, so I know pretty well how everything begins and the level of complicity. When I moved to Spain I met a lot of different people, with different points of view, different minds, and I love it. In my life I always wanted to have international place of work, to live, to learn. I never stop doing this, also learning languages and getting to know new cultures. I am also that kind of person who is really open for new things and projects, I love to discover, to create, to Think (nowadays people work so much that sometimes they forgot to stop and think). I love travel, art, cats, reading design blogs, to cook, make small furniture projects for my self, vine and have a good time with friends and family. Remind me if I forget something.. :)
Karina Cerkesaite email@example.com karinaeretica.tumblr.com +34 625 563452 c/carabassa 4, atc, Barcelona
My name is Karina Cerkesaite, I am a spacial designer based in Barcelona Spain. Originally I am from Lithuania, I just get my degree in Barcelona, university of design and engineering, Elisava. I am creative, easy going, responsible, ambitious and organised. I love to work with different people to find the best solutions. I am always trying to acquire new skills and knowledge, and also share what I already know. I am inspired by all areas of design and I am in-love with my work.
SKILLS EDUCATION 2004 Vyduno secondary school with 2010 extra art education Art diploma. Klaipeda, Lithuania 2010 Vyduno hight school with extra 2012 art degree
Art baccalaureate. Klaipeda, Lithuania 2010 Adomo Brako art school 2012 Art school diploma. Klaipeda, Lithuania 2012 CCBA 2013 Spanish cours, Barcelona, Spain 2013 Elisava, school of Design and 2017 Engineering Degree in spacial design. Barcelona, Spain
LANGUAGES SPANISH CATALAN ENGLISH
WORK EXPERIENCE 2008 2012
Construction company “Lakavita”. Klaipeda, Lithuania
Volunteering in concert and party place “Svyturio menu dokas”. Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Kitchen stuff in Italian restaurant “La Terrase”. Klaipeda, Lithuania
Bartender in english pub “Black horse”. Barcelona, Spain Bartender in french bar “La Burnessa” Barcelona, Spain
2015 2016 2017
Bartender in hotel “The Wittmore” Sales advisor in “H&M”
RUSSIAN LITHUANIAN ITALIAN PORTUGESE
Contents SPACIAL DESIGN Spacial projects made during academic career 1. Exposition of art projects 2. Fishermen food club 3. Nana supermarket 4. Organic loft 5. Shell space 6. Skaityk chair stand 7. Vitra showroom
PRODUCT DESIGN Product design projects made during academic career 1. Blue cup lamp 2. From surfice to volum 3. Fatima stool 4. “Skaityk” Chair
ILLUSTRATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN Illustration and graphic design projects as free time works 1. Branding 2. Self promotion 3. Art works
Spacial design projects made during academic career
Fishermen food club Nana supermarket Organic loft Shell space Skaityk chair stand Vitra showroom
Exposition of art projects
Exposition FROM SURFACE TO VOLUM
of art projects
Coloboration with Ignacio Ezcurra, Victor Freire & Marc Pino, 2014
A project where the class had to make an artwork based on one of the assigned cities from Italo Calvino book “invisible cities”. The next step was to create an exposition for those artworks. The space we had, was at Elisava’s exhibitions hall, where we were supposed to expose 15 projects. We decided to use the large stylised map of Europe and Asia, as a connection between the book and the strange cities dominating in the stories of the silk road (commercial route between Europe and Asia surrounded by mystical stories). It looked interesting to connect the map with a project, as the story tells about different cities and in every segment you can relate a bit. So, as we started to talk about mystics, we chose mirror as a main confusing material. The floor, front wall and exhibitors were mirror made. All the exhibitors were inclined so you could see a reflection of the map, which is placed on the celling. Every project had it’s own place depending on how the “invisible city” can be related to some countries on the map. As the floor was also made of mirror tiles, the visitor was basically walking the silk road to see all the projects. Finally other walls were painted black, that gave the exhibition even more mystery, and we used blue and purple coloured indirect lights, that reflected in the mirror created a confusing view. Of course, every exhibitor had his own spotlight, so the visitor could read the story and the explanation of the artwork. We also placed the explanatory text on the left-side wall, and it was the first stop in which the users flow before the “silk road”. It was confusing and mysterious space full of reflections and lights, which made visitors think about the connection between worlds and people.
Fishermen We used to create free kind of space in the Barceloneta beach. Analysing the area we realised that Barceloneta always was a fishermen neighbourhood, so we decided to dedicate that place to the fishing culture. Realising interviews with fishermen on the moles of Barceloneta, we were informed that Barceloneta as a neighbourhood changed a lot, now it is more touristic, everything is expensive, and fishermen don’t have where to get together and make a small fish barbecue, as few years ago it provided to make fireplaces on the beach. So our decision was to make a fishermen food club, so fishing culture can have a place there. They can make fishing clases and excursions, have some fishing equipment to rent and have a place for getting together and making fresh fish, also clases of cooking and see food tastings. It should be an open kitchen with hanged tables, so they can make a space they need if it’s a workshop, food tasting or just a friends meeting. There is fully equipped kitchen, with everything you need to cook, and also a hot rock place, as one of the fishermen told us that it is a best way to prepare see food. For making gates, as the place have to be closed by night, we chose the Mediterranean sea red corals shape. It is made with a sliding system, so it is easy to use and takes a colourful sea aesthetics to the place. With this project we wanted to give back to Barceloneta that beautiful piece of old fishing culture and make a place where people can enjoy beach barbecueand the fresh sea food cooked by the fishermen or by his own.
“With this project we wanted to give back to Barceloneta that beautiful piece of old fishing culture”
Coloboration with Irene Gonzales 2014
Nana Itâ€™s a potent contract project of catalan bio-supermarkets. We created a recognisable modular system adaptable for different size shops, that goes with aesthetics of nature, because all the products they sell are natural and biological. As we wanted to make people think about that homemade food, that everybody appreciate so much, that they also can buy in the â€œNanaâ€?, we used wooden houses shape
temperature and also the light temperature in this way prevising the better preservation conditions for every product. All the space was made with natural materials as wood, stone, cooper, natural textiles, it also had a soft brown tones pastel colours. All this putted together made a familiar looking space, welcoming people to try natural and biological products.
Coloboration with Irene Gonzales 2014
to make separations between the product areas, in this way all the shop looked like a small fair or a village with lots of small wooden houses. We also changed the logo and all the graphic style they had, to make it more familiar and recognisable. It was an important decision to add the area where parents can leave their children while they are shopping, so both could pass it better. As there was a house for every product we could perfectly regulate every room
NANA BIO SUPERMARKET AREAS SEPARATION PLAN
Área de exposición
Área para trabajadores
Carros y taquillas
Karina Cerkesaite Irene González
Organic Another contract project that goes about to make a clothes shop next to the beach. It was made with random organic lines, that unifies all the space to a big wooden loft, so the user can flow throw the space where everything comes together becoming one space without any furniture or other shop compliments. All the objects we can find in this shop perfectly come together with space shapes, because it was made calculating and inserting all the needed furniture in the moment of creating a loft. Wooden space transmits that
nature feeling and organic waves, that flows in all the space, reminds about being next to the beach. On the left there is a big window throw whole the wall, and in the end you have a ramp to go to the second floor where you can find changing rooms and more exposure. The second floor is not entire, from the balcony upstairs you can see what happens bellow. With those organic shapes the user is used to feel a sea atmosphere, as it can remind how the sea wind make creates forms on the sand.
Colaboration with Ricard Enrich Bertran and Irene Gonzales 2015
Shell space This project goes about urban structure made of wooden strips. It contains three parts: two equal smaller parts and 1 bigger. It should be placed on the soft surface as the grass in the park or sand on the beach, in this way it will not be damaged while people are moving it and creating the space they need in that moment.
Those rhomb shape structure could be used as a chair, hammock or for creating intimate urban space. During the day the strips position creates nice shades when it plays with sunlight. It is an urban object created for interaction with citizens.
By Karina Cerkesaite, 2014
The chair “Skaityk” is made specially for a library. Below the seat part it has a shelf for collecting books and the word “Skaityk” means “read” in Lithuanian. It has a tall backrest which represents the power of knowledge, and from the first glance reminds a throne.
is made of polycarbonate, a lot of natural light comes in, and there is no need for artificial lighting. Even in the evening, when it’s dark there’s a small comfortable warm light coming from the library, that makes the chair look cozy. he stand is located on the bridge so you can see it from other floors
and have different points of view. This place was chosen strategically, it’s a floor where not only students pass, but also people who visits library and university professors, because it’s next to the teachers’ room. All those points together, we have a perfectly chosen spot for “Skaityk” chair display stand, made with elements, that remind you about the importance of books in our life.
By Karina Cerkesaite, 2013-2014
The stand was displayed in Elisava university on the fourth floor, just next to the library. It had hanged shelfs and white books as main elements to attach the atmosphere of majestic power of reading. It took 0,6m of width and 3m length. As it’s the last floor of the building and the roof
oration with DAVID DE PUIG-SAMPER and GUIOMAR GARRIGA, 2017
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. They collect classic pieces and appreciate a great design. And we were hired for redesign a showroom for them in Barcelona. We based our project on after work concept, it means that the showroom has a â€œsecond skinâ€? which can change completely the use of the space. After the place close their door as a showroom, the space changes with modular sliding systems and can adapt for almost any kind of event, in this case more people get to know Vitra. The space is made of dark and light wood combination, as wood is very classic material, adding a modern touch of yellow glass for some showcases. We also added a small kitchen downstairs in case that in the event they sirve food. The redesigned space became open to receive more people and have a different kinds of events, thanks to sliding separation systems, they could also do more things in the same time.
Product design projects made during academic career
From surfice to volum Fatima stool “Skaityk” Chair
Blue cup lamp
Blue cup It is a lamp made of 3 blue plastic cups. It was planed as a special illumination system for a bar, so it can contain as much light fonts as you want. It makes warm spot light, and defuse a light with the ornaments on the glass. The cables are brown color, almost invisible in the wooden background. They supposed to have a wooden or metal base hanged from celling for support them, so you can regulate the large of the cable just rolling it on the support. The construction does not weight much and it is easy to put it in the place you need.
Made originaly by Karina Cerkesaite
Project made in 2016
From surface This lamp is made from a polypropylene base without using any other materials. It is constructed using the same materials with cuts and joints. It is a game of lights and shadows, an effect that create this illuminated volume made of seven details putted together. The lamp has cylindrical shape and can be hooked in any surface, cause the cable leaves the volume from itâ€™s top. It can be constructed and unconstructed lots of times for comfortable transporting.
MADE BY KARINA CERKESAITE
Project made in 2013
Fatima It is a modern arabic style stool with 8 legs. It have a Fatimaâ€™s hand (famous legend from Morocco) ornament on the top, which also serves for open a storage box under the seat. Blue and silver colours are typical from arabic counties. It can also be used as a small coffee table or bed-side table. You also can put the speakers inside the stool and it will be musical support for your laptop.
MADE BY KARINA CERKESAITE
Project made in 2015
The idea of the chair was to make it as a fusion of two things. This chair is made putting the library and the chair together: it has storage for books under the seat. It has a look of the throne, as the throne of knowledge. It also doesnâ€™t has a normal square or round form. In the beginning I wanted to make a round form, but as it was not possible to curve the wood, I used a hexagon form. It is made of 1cm plywood only using joints and holes.
Project made in 2014
MADE BY KARINA CERKESAITE
Illustration and graphic design projects as free time works
Self promotion Artworks
ILLUSTRATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN
Branding for counter
So, my mum is a counter, she works as autonomous counter and she has a lot of clients. She wanted personalise the works she does, so everybody can see that it is her project and that she is doing a great job. She asked me to create a logo for her that represents a lot of paper work that does not look difficult but surly it is. She wanted to use as a logo to put it on the documents and also as some kind of signature. Also she asked for the texture that she can print as a background of the documents or inside the envelope. I created a simple and easy logo, that represents papers, and can be recognised easily, using this logo I converted it also in the texture that she can use with a stronger contrast for something that doesnâ€™t have text and with low contrast for background of the documents.
As a designer I also need a promotion. A branding that includes portfolio, web site, visit cards, labels. So I done self promotion project creating a logo and applying it on different things designer requi rement things. I use a light brown color comporting it with wood, calm and comfort. My logo is made of my name and an ornament combined of two letters K and C, that also reminds a snowflake, as I came from a cold country it is my symbol.
The card contains my name, profession, contact info and website address. I also use light brown and white colours here. The design is simple and easily recognisable.
works I also like to draw, make graphic design things like menus for restaurants, cards, CVs. I finished art school and used to work with sculptures, paintings, drawings. My favourite technique is collage. But I also like to sketch and paint. I like to combine a realistic drawing with ornaments.
Karinas Cerkesaites Portfolio (spacial design)