Carolina Márquez Bernard is a book designer and independent design researcher based between Zurich and Barcelona. She explores design from a multidisciplinary approach that proposes new forms of human-environmental interaction. Through her practice, she reflects on new forms of ecologies, engaging with climate change as a conceptual framework for innovative and creative endeavours, instigating discussions and experimental formats of exchange by the means of design, and fostering critical thinking foregrounding concerns surrounding the global ecological crisis through unconventional modes of creation, interaction, and knowledge production.


EDUCATION
2022 ZHdK—MA Design Visual Communication (Zurich, CH)
2016 BAU, College of Arts and Design—BA Graphic Design (Barcelona, ES)
2015 BAU, College of Arts and Design—Digital Editorials (Barcelona, ES)

She has participated in talks and workshops by Prof. Dr. Sarah Owens, Noam Toran, Dr. phil. Björn Franke, Vera Sacchetti, and The Rodina Studio among others. 

WORK
Independent book designer and researcher.
2024 BA Design, Design Department Zurich University of the Arts—Teaching “Critical and Specualtive Design” (Zurich, CH)
2023 Institute for Design Research, Zurich University of the Arts—Research Associate (Zurich, CH)
In addition to books and publications, Carolina works in digital design and creative direction in the field of culture, art, and fashion. To know more about her projects and clients, visit  WORK︎︎︎.

TALKS & EXHIBITIONS
2024 MA Design, Design Department Zurich University of the Arts— 3 Lectures at “Critical and Speculative Design Seminar” (Zurich, CH)
2023 METROPOLIS Swissnex/Pro Helvetia—Exhibition (San Francisco, US)
2023 Zurich Meets Copenhagen—Exhibition (Copenhagen, DK)
2022 Counterparts: Exploring Design Beyond the Human—Speaker (Zurich, CH)
2022 Hochparterre Magazine—Interview (Zurich, CH)
2022 DDE Project of the Day—Digital Showcase (Zurich, CH)
2022 Showcase Design ZHdK—Digital Showcase (Zurich, CH)
2021 Löwenbräukunst Zurich—Exhibition-Commissioned project (Zurich, CH)
2021 Swissgraphic—Digital Showcase (CH)
2021 Current Currents—Exhibition (Zurich, CH)
2020 Amöbe Art Space—Exhibition-Commissioned project (Vals, CH)
2020 The Glasgow Gallery of Photography—Exhibition (Glasgow, UK)
2019 Helmhaus Zurich—Exhibition-Commissioned project (Zurich, CH)
2018 Curtidas Art Space—Exhibition (Barcelona, ES)

AWARDS & GRANTS
2023 Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia— Grant Swissnex (Zurich, CH)
2023 Josef Müller-Brockmann Award—Finalist (Zurich CH)
2022 ZHdK Förderpreis Design—Diploma Project (Zurich, CH)
2016 FILMIN Audiovisual Design Award—2nd Price (Barcelona, ES)
2011 Terranova Creative Award—Diploma Project (Barcelona, ES)

CONTACT
For any inquiries or collaboration proposals:
carolinambernard@gmail.com


Dairy: @carolinambernard