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Karyn Georgilis


Karyn Georgilis believes simple means more than white space, and that design is about making things more useful for real people.



Design Research
Service Design



Growing up surrounded by her dad's medical device business, Karyn developed an early appreciation for the fact that all objects were created by a person. This appreciation led her to study industrial design and has quietly guided her educational, professional, and personal pursuits.

While studying at the University of Cincinnati she's completed seven internships including LPK, a MIT Media Lab startup, Yellow Window, the Mayo Clinic, REI, and Continuum Innovation. Her co-op positions have spanned a wide range of focuses including traditional product design, service design, trend forecasting, design research, and most recently, design strategy. Karyn was fortunate to be able to spend one of these co-ops in Antwerp, Belgium, followed by a semester studying in Chiba, Japan.

Outside of professional experiences, Karyn has won a GE Innovate for Health Award, been named an IDSA IDEA Finalist, was featured on Photographer's Forum Best of College Photography list, and was named a Fulbright Semi-Finalist. As she finishes up her undergraduate career, Karyn is excited by future opportunities, particularly those that explore the intersection of design in healthcare.