I'm an MFA Interaction Design student at Umeå Institute of Design with a background in Industrial Design and would describe myself as an ambitious, and curious people-person who is eager to learn new things.​

During the last few years, I have had the opportunity to gain experience within the design field through both education as well as different internships. I have gotten a great understanding of human-centered thinking as well as learned how to become a creative problem solver through using the design process.

Contact me at amanda-wallgren@outlook.com or on LinkedIn

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experience
2021-now

UMEÅ INSTITUTE OF DESIGN | Umeå, Sweden

Master of Fine Arts - Interaction Design

Exploring how we interact with the objects around us while learning about different design methodologies, ways to do ethnographic research, and emerging technologies.

Summer 2022

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY | Stockholm, Sweden

Project Management - Summer Course

Summer course about Project Management, focusing on leading IT-related projects.

Feb - Aug 2021

IKEA of SWEDEN | Älmhult, Sweden

Design Intern (Home Smart & Design Department)

This was a split internship where I spent half my time with the IKEA Home Smart team and half with the classic IKEA Design Department. With the Home Smart team, I got to explore the UX of physical products, working with for example their Smart Air category. At the Design Department, I got to apply my Industrial Design background while working on products and furniture that has not been released yet.

July 2020 - Jan 2021

MING LABS | Berlin, Germany

UX Design Intern

UI/UX design, concept creation, user interviews, A-B testing, sketching, wireframes, and prototyping. Creating Miro templates for workshops. Working on projects in different branches, such as pharmacy, elderly health care, and future football technology.

2017-2020

UMEÅ INSTITUTE OF DESIGN  | Umeå, Sweden

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Industrial Design

Learning the basics of user-centered design and the design process. Conducting design projects and developing skills in 3D-modeling, workshopping, sketching, and graphic design.

Aug - Dec 2019

ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN  | Pasadena, CA, U.S

UX Design Intern

During the exchange, I took classes in motion design, mixed realities, UI, as well as extended my understanding of the design process.

June - Aug 2019

ERICSSON  | Stockholm, Sweden

Industrial Design Intern

Internal conceptual projects, exploratory form studies, illustrations, and mapping of brand identity.

Feb -April 2019

MYRA INDUSTRIELL DESIGN  | Stockholm, Sweden

Industrial Design Intern

Sketching, 3D modeling, and graphic design.

2016-2017

KONSTSKOLAN  | Stockholm, Sweden

Preparatory Art Studies

Year of preparatory art studies - exploring everything from sketching and painting to sculpturing.

Fall 2014

BROADWAY DANCE CENTER  | New York, U.S

Dance School in NYC

After high school, I moved to New York to attend Broadway Dance Center for a couple of months to dance and experience living abroad.

skills
SOFTWARE I USE

• Figma
• Adobe Suite (Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro)
Miro
• Solidworks
• Rhino
• Fusion 360
• Keyshot
• Unity
• Arduino

HANDS-ON TOOLS

• Workshop (wood, clay, foam)
Laser cutting
• Sewing
• Wireframing
• High/Low-fi prototyping
• User journeys
• Storytelling
• Visualizations
• Moodboards
• Sketching
• Illustrations

METHODS/ SOFT SKILLS

• Workshops (planning,
  facilitation & moderation)
User Testing (Wizard of Oz, A-B Testing)
Ethnographic Research (Observatory,   Participatory/Co-Creation, Qualitative, Quantitative)
Group member<3
• Energy Booster
• Pizza Eater

SPEAK...

Swedish - Native
English - Professional level
Spanish - Solo un poco ;))

other stuff
EXHIBITIONS

EXPO 2020 Dubai: Swedish Pavilion With the project Koi
​EVS35 Oslo 2022With the project Covestro EVSE

K Fair Düsseldorf 2022
With the project Covestro EVSE