CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Yuliia Ostapovych is originally from the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv. Her patriotism and creativity, combined with strategy and desire to influence the future of her country and the world, ignited her passion for design. A person with a keen sense of justice, Yuliia is a perfectionist who believes there are no limits to excellence. Her design work is driven by aspiration for building a more aware, accessible, and welcoming place of equal possibilities. Yuliia gets inspired by traveling around Europe and exploring every corner of a new city while experiencing different cultures, exposing herself to unfamiliar languages and sensations, and making them familiar. Her ambition is to simply follow her heart, big dreams, and shiny stars.
IF YOU COULD HAVE COFFEE WITH ANY HISTORICAL FIGURE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Coffee, yes, always! With Louis Armstrong, oh yeah, anytime!
WHAT IS ONE THING YOUR TIME IN DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T EXPECT?
Fear of the new became for me a sign of the right direction. I realized that in order for me to grow both as a designer and as a human being, I should be willing to step out of my comfort zone as well as to experiment and play with the fragments I’m dealing with.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I’m rereading the book of Ukrainian author Dmytro Kalynchuk, Divcha v prytsili (Girl in Sight). I’ve also started learning German, so I’m listening to a lot of German words daily.