Originally a trained fashion and textile designer worked for various London Fashion Week design studios as a design assistant and studio manager. Frustrated by the limitations of the reality of the Fashion Industry, Veronika migrated to the newly emerging field of Research in Design. With an undergraduate qualification in Fashion and Textile Design, Veronika was offered a scholarship to study for a PhD in Engineering Design by the University of Bath.
Veronika is an academic and industrial research specialist, bestselling author, broadcaster and communicator of Biomimetic led approaches to Innovation in materials, textiles and products. Veronika is a Reader at the London College of Fashion in Material Technology and Design and is regularly invited to speak at international conferences, symposia and has several publications on the subject.
Veronika is the co-director of MMT Textiles Limited and inventor of INOTEK TM, a biomimetic fiber based textile technology that uses moisture in clothing microclimate to create a mechanical response for advanced moisture management. Her specialist area is design of programmable materials, structures and systems. In November 2014 she won the ITMA Future Materials award for INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR.
Veronika consultancy includes communication of science/ technology through documentary writing and development and industrial expertise in textile technology and material futures; patent/ technology exploitation, strategies for design led innovation and road mapping. She works extensively with industry on an international scale.