Dayna Mailach is a small-but-tough industrial designer whose work focuses on products and experiences to create positive impact on the world, with a human-centric approach.
Hey. I am Dayna Mailach and I like to do whatever I can get away with.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, Canada, and I went on to pursue my Masters of Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute (New York, USA). I have recently completed the Global Innovation Design Program where I spent time at Keio University’s Keio Media Design (KMD), in Tokyo, Japan and in the Innovation Design Engineering Program (IDE), a joint program between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College in London, England. I’m currently looking for new opportunities and experiences in cross-disciplinary and relevant design that pushes boundaries.
In the past I have put up an art installation in the middle of a public street, and I have chopped off all of my hair twice to donate it to non-for-profits to make wigs for locals with cancer. I have also been part of the 1st place winning team for the Home Sweet Home Student Competition for sustainable architecture, and have worked as the Mechanical Systems Manager for the Queen’s University Solar Design Team. I’ve also worked for Team Ontario, one of 20 teams in the world to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 (the team went on to win 1st place in the Engineering category), and have done a ton of sewing in my youth.
I like pushing boundaries and pushing myself with the projects I choose to pursue. I like being personally interested and challenged by any work I do, and I enjoy any kind of storytelling. I also love inspiring others, doing side projects and really good ice cream.