Universal Design Studio is a leading London-based architecture and interior design studio, founded by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in 2001. Co-directed by Hannah Carter Owers and Jason Holley, Universal Design Studio's commissions span the sectors of hospitality, retail, exhibitions and commercial interiors, with a design philosophy of aesthetic simplicity and clever use of material details underpinning the studio’s work. Clients have included Ace Hotel, frieze London, Science Museum, Google Web Lab, Mulberry, H&M and Vitra.
Katherine was engaged as Head of PR and Communications at Universal Design Studio in 2013 for a year-long contract to implement structure, strategy and training for the in-house PR team during a period of expansion for the studio. During this period, the studio’s first hotel, Ace Hotel, launched to huge acclaim.