The Icelandic designer Katrin Olina studied industrial design at E.S.D.I. in Paris. After graduating she worked in the design studio of Philippe Starck in Paris and the design studio of Ross Lovegroves in London. After this she has worked as a freelance focusing on graphic design and illustration in the fields of industrial design, fashion, interior, print and animation.
The best known work of Katrin Olina is probably the Cristal bar in Hong Kong, where all the surfaces are covered by her dreamlike drawings. Olina has created a very rich and unique visual language. It usually works as a lively interaction between the reality and the subconscious.