Midcentury Industrial Design
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Meet the Team
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Writer, Independent Scholar, & Industrial Design Historian
Chicago native Victoria (Vicki) Matranga has a BA in the history of architecture and art (University of Illinois/Chicago) and a master's in marketing (Northwestern University). An independent scholar, she is a nationally known author, lecturer, exhibition curator, and museum consultant who specializes in Chicago’s industrial design history.
Victoria Pawlyk is a dual-major student at the University of Illinois at Chicago studying graphic design and industrial design. In both disciplines, Victoria’s design process is informed by inherent material properties, contextual understanding of a problem, and unexpected insightful discoveries.