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Holis was founded by Maxim Dedushkov in 2014 but the idea of interdisciplinary learning was born around 2010. Maxim was heading the design agency of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. He was running client-facing projects with teams of university students and realised quickly that designers are not capable of doing everything (despite some of them claiming the opposite). Thus the idea of a project-based interdisciplinary learning experience was born.

Maxim had to wait 4 years to put his idea in practice when he became the Head of Research and Education at Design Terminal, a governmental organisation to support the Hungarian creative industry. With the generous support of this organisation and an exciting opportunity in a small Hungarian town, Kőszeg, Holis started.

The first Holis focused on the future scenarios for an old felt factory, which at the time was suffering from a 90% loss of income due to the rise in popularity of synthetic felts. As a result of the solutions that Holis participants helped to identify and implement, the felt factory now has new owners, new products, and other thriving business activities. Since then we’ve been working on many social challenges in many places around Europe.

Few alumni

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Google Ads Specialist at Majorel
Lóránt Korodi-Vass
Romania
PhD student
Monika Favara-Kurkowski
Warsaw, Poland
Graphic designer
Karolina Styczeń
Cracow, Poland
Designer
Maciej Budzisz
Lodz, Poland
International studies
Zsófia Méhes
Berlin, Germany
Strategic Product Design
Gunjan Singh
The Hague, Netherlands
Product designer
Robert Raimann
Gdansk, Poland
Service Management
Kitija Matisone
Copenhagen, Denmark
Consultant, project manager
Alvaro Valls Boix
Elche, Spain
Communication & PR
Sarolta Lapohos
Romania
Product designer at Frontíra
Zsófia Elek
Budapest, Hungary
Textile design
Petra Debnárová
Berlin, Germany
Service Design
Marta Salas
Madrid, Spain
Media design
Evelin Horváth
Budapest, Hungary
UI/UX Designer
Daniela Haas
Cologne, Germany
Digital Storyteller Designer at Yello Strom GmbH
Miguel Lobato
Mexico City, Mexico
Media & Communication / Urban Studies
Monika Domanska
Gdynia, Poland
Architect
Attila Ágoston
Romania
Design and Innovation consultant
Eliana Vargas
Quito, Ecuador
Biology
Enikő Molnár
Romania
Vype Activation Manager at British American Tobacco
Dóra Németh
Budapest, Hungary
Industrial design
Tamara Lašič Jurković
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Art history
Beáta Bordás
Romania
Event manager
Bettina Alscher
Budapest, Hungary
Head of Global Marketing at OnRobot
Nóra Bereczki
Budapest, Hungary
Architect at Paradigma Ariadné
Szabolcs Molnár
Budapest, Hungary
Preservation of Cultural and Architectural Heritage
Anna Regina Enyedi
Romania
Integrated Design / Communication Design
Sophia Nan Wu
Cologne, Germany
Communication in Social and Economic Context
Vitalia Safronova
Berlin, Germany
Singer
Andrea Vâță-Diénes
Romania
Philosophy
Bence Makkai
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Product and Industrial Design
Tamara Olbrys
Warsaw, Poland
Product design
Bálint Eckhardt
Budapest, Hungary
Curatorial Practice
Kasia Zawada
Glasgow, UK
E-commerce entrepreneur
Aniko Brachmann
Budapest, Hungary
Urbanism
Emese Burista
Louvain, Belgium
Artist, Freelance Graphic Designer
Daniel Kozma
Budapest, Hungary
Project manager
Zsófia Anna Rutkai
Budapest, Hungary
Service Designer
Collyn Cooper
Düsseldorf, Germany
Communication specialist
Mónika Simon
Budapest, Hungary
Co-founder at LAVOR
Sarolta Szonja Molnár
Budapest, Hungary
Service Designer at Cocomore
Miriam Schmalen
Cologne, Germany
Pattern designer and illustrator
Lili Veszprémi
Budapest, Hungary
Customer Success Manager
Iwona Kastunowicz
Warsaw, Poland
Business Administration
Merle Niester
Vienna, Austria
UX Design
Gábor Suhajda
Budapest, Hungary
UX team lead at Emarsys
Zsuzsanna Polgár
Vienna, Austria
Innovation & service design
Meijin Li
London, UK
Architect at Paradigma Ariadné
Dávid Smiló
Budapest, Hungary
Architect
Erdenejargal Rinzaan
Budapest, Hungary
Design Engineer at Delft Hyperloop
Maciej Zawierucha
Delft, The Netherlands
Finance
Ágnes Marczinkó
Budapest, Hungary
Product designer at Studio Rygalik
Gabriela Szałańska
Warsaw, Poland
Architectural designer
Csaba Szalai
Budapest, Hungary
Landscape architect
Enikő Tóth
Gyöngyös, Hungary
PhD student
Zuzana Waszczuková
Bratislava, Slovakia
Project manager
Magdolna Györgyei Szabó
Hungary
Customer Experience Designer at O.P. Holdings
Hitomi Tachikawa
Tokyo, Japan
Engineering Project Manager at Hello Wood Group
Nóra Láng
Budapest, Hungary
Ecology
Anikó Bakos
Romania
Innovation & Service design
Fei Feng
Beijing, China
Service Designer
Zsófia Szatmári-Margitai
Innsbruck, Austria
Ludmiła Lesisz
Warsaw, Poland
Market research analyst
Szvetlana Juhász
Budapest, Hungary
Graphic design
Hermina Csala
Romania
Programme Manager at Prime Minister's Office
András Stefanik
Budapest, Hungary
Architect
Márk Kendernay
Bath, UK
Designer
Sadaf Uddin
London, UK
Researcher
Áron Miszlivetz
Budapest, Hungary
Designer
Eszter Horváth
Budapest, Hungary
Project manager
Eszter Kalóz
Berlin, Germany
Product Designer
Michał Kociszewski
Łódź, Poland
Geoinformatics
Karolina Sielicka
Warsaw, Poland
Architect
Beáta Bartha
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Visual communication
Adrienn Gréta Schönberg
Romania
Fashion and textile designer
Zsófia Papp
Budapest, Hungary
Furniture designer
Amira El Shawarby
Cairo, Egypt
Strategic Designer
Sara Galan
Mexico City, Mexico
Product designer
Zsolt Sarkadi
Budapest, Hungary
Designer
Jeremiasz Rzenno
Glasgow, UK
Account manager at Mito
Anna Mészár
Budapest, Hungary
Integrated Design / Landscape Design
Shumin Luo
Cologne, Germany
Designer at ChemAxon
Gábor Lukács
Budapest, Hungary
Product Designer
Fanni Csöbi
Düsseldorf, Germany
Industrial Designer
Simon Izidor Rozman
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Architect
Zoltán Takács
Bratislava, Slovakia
Architect and graphic designer
Sára Dányádi
Budapest, Hungary
Project engineer
Melánia Gál-Joó
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Mathematical Modeller at Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Beáta Tünde Szabó
Budapest, Hungary
Human Centred Design, Ergonomics
Robin Hancock
Bristol, UK
Industrial, Product Design
Dan Pikalo
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bence Bán
Budapest, Hungary
User Experience Researcher at GE Transportation Lab
Archana Mani Srinivasan
Atlanta, USA
Brand manager
Júlia Eszter Ürmösi
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Architect at Paradigma Ariadné
Attila Róbert Csóka
Budapest, Hungary
Experience Designer at Mirum Agency
Larasati Larasati
London, UK
Social designer
Eliza Chojnacka
Vienna, Austria
Service Designer
Pieter Overgoor
Copenhagen, Denmark
Industrial Design/ Speculative Design
Dominika Majewska
Kolding, Denmark
Innovation Consultant & Agile Coach
Jennifer Pauli
Leipzig, Germany