Julie Merlino is a multidisciplinary designer and maker, specialising in textile, materials and digital production.

Focused on human experiences and concerned with sustainability, she has developed a unique design approach combining narrative, tactile and visual research, and immersive and participative experiences.

Working with materials is an endless playground, leading her to explore various creative fields, including innovative textile and colour design, architecture, scenography, and digital art.
Regardless of the application field, she uses holistic design, digital tools, and storytelling to investigate new design methodologies and foster innovation.

Convinced of the designer's role as a mediator, bridge-builder, and connector between different fields, she values co-creation and frequently collaborates in creation centres and fablabs to share, learn, and use innovative equipment and processes to support the development of her concepts.

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Julie is working on SOLAR MATTER(s) project with her design studio and as a freelancer.

Last year, she was working as Smart Textile Designer/Researcher at Pauline Van Dongen Studio at Arnhem (NL).


The Energy Show - Het Institut - Rotterdam

Van Pasvorm tot Polygon - Centraal Musuem - Utrecht