Get to Know Me
Hello! I'm Christy Tukalo. A designer and creative who is motivated to learn and eager to explore the expansive industry of design.
Growing up in Scotland's compact hilly capital of Edinburgh, I was spoilt with architecture and beauty. It's a city that presents multiple opportunities for helpful and smarter design. Throughout my school years I originally intended to study architecture as I really enjoyed the process and production of technical drawing. But as time went on, it became clear I excelled in the design and manufacture stage of projects I faced. Steve Jobs once said Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. With that powerful quote in mind, it made me think how I could use my love and determination for good design to make a difference in the world that would positively benefit our society.
Fast forward three years and I have now finished my fourth and final year studying BSc Product Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD).
Over the past few years I have interned for the NHS Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) in London. This exciting opportunity led me to project management of an art competition for patients as well as using my graphics skills to create promotional publications. Alongside this, I was commissioned by Santosa Wellness Centre in Edinburgh, to aid the building of their new website. As Covid-19 has made a huge impact on businesses, it lead to a change in operations by which social distancing must be respected. I was asked to generate graphics for social media advertisements and create leaflets, documents and floor markers that illustrated the new procedures.
Outside of the studio, I enjoy playing hockey with friends and going to the gym to achieve personal fitness goals.