About Archetype Z Studio
I started my shop because I realized I loved design and wanted to explore it at a much
smaller and more personal scale than in architecture. By using digital fabrication
techniques- 3d modeling/ 3d printing, laser cutting- I found that I could produce unique,
complex designs that would not be possible any other way. My background in architecture
often seeps into my smaller scale design work. Initially that was unintentional, but I
quickly discovered that I enjoy allowing architecture to inspire and guide my process.
For a more conventional bio see below ...
Bio for Alia Hasan - Archetype Z Studio
Alia Hasan is a designer living and working in San Diego,
California. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in
Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. After
interning at various architecture firms she went on to a 3 year
graduate program at UCLA where she received a Masters of
Architecture degree. Before leaving Los Angeles she worked for
modernist architect Mark Mack on projects that ranged from
the scale of a guest house in Sonoma County, California to an
international competition for a new housing development in
Pangyo, Korea (in which the firm won first place).
Her work is currently focused on design of a different scale entirely. She is interested in
using digital fabrication techniques to create designs that incorporate elements of
architecture - such as form, surface, geometry - applied to the scale of jewelry. This
interest led her to create Archetype Z Studio in April of 2011. Her work has been
featured on the sites of Lucky Magazine, Entrepreneur.com, 2modern, Design Milk,
Little Red Umbrella and other art/design blogs and publications. It was also featured
in the San Diego Union Tribune in July 2012 with a photo on the front page and an
article in the business section.
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Archetype Z jewelry can sometimes be found at the following
shops and online retailers around the world:
Archetype Z has been featured in the following publications and blogs: