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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, curious, and passionate 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.

2021-now

Feb - Aug 2021

July 2020 - Jan 2021

2017-2020

Aug - Dec 2019

June - Aug 2019

Feb -April 2019

2016-2017

Fall 2014

UMEÅ INSTITUTE OF DESIGNUmeå, Sweden 
Master of Fine Arts -  Interaction Design 

IKEA of SWEDENÄlmhult, Sweden

Design Intern (Home Smart & Design Department)

Split internship between UX at IKEA Home Smart and industrial design at IKEA Design Department.

MING LABSBerlin, 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.

UMEÅ INSTITUTE OF DESIGNUmeå, Sweden 
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Industrial Design

ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGNPasadena, CA, U.S

Exchange term majoring in Interaction Design

During this period I had the opportunity to take classes in motion design, mixed realities, UI, as well as extend my understanding of the design process.

ERICSSON, Stockholm, Sweden

Industrial Design Intern

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

MYRA INDUSTRIELL DESIGN, Stockholm, Sweden 

Industrial Design Intern

Sketching, 3D modeling, and graphic design.

KONSTSKOLANStockholm, Sweden

Preparatory Art Studies
During this year of preparatory art studies, I got to explore everything from sketching and painting to sculpturing.

BROADWAY DANCE CENTERNew 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.

experience

skills

  • Figma

  • Adobe Suite (Adobe XD, 

      Photoshop, Illustrator, 

      InDesign, After Effects, 

      Premiere Pro)

  • Miro

  • Solidworks

  • Rhino

  • Fusion 360

  • Keyshot

  • Unity

  • Keynote

  • Arduino (Basic)

  • Processing (Basic)

SOFTWARE I USE

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  • Workshop (wood, clay,  metal, foam)

  • Laser cutting

  • Sewing

  • Wireframing

  • High/Low-fi prototyping

  • User journeys

  • Storytelling

  • Visualizations

  • Moodboards

  • Sketching

  • Illustrations 

HANDS-ON TOOLS
  • Workshops (planning, facilitation & moderation)

  • Co-Creative Workshop facilitation

  • User Testing

  • Wizard of Oz

  • Ethnographic Research (Observatory, Participatory/Co-Creation, Qualitative, Quantitative)

  • Group member

  • Energy Booster 

  • Pizza Eater

METHODS/ SOFT SKILLS​
I SPEAK...

Swedish - Native

English - Professional level

Spanish - Solo un poco ;))