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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, 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.

2021-now

Summer 2022

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 

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

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY, Stockholm, Sweden

Project Management - Summer Course

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

IKEA of SWEDENÄlmhult, 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.

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

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.

ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGNPasadena, CA, U.S

Exchange term majoring in Interaction Design

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

ERICSSON, Stockholm, Sweden

Industrial Design Intern

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

MYRA INDUSTRIELL DESIGN, Stockholm, Sweden 

Industrial Design Intern

Sketching, 3D modeling, and graphic design.

KONSTSKOLANStockholm, Sweden

Preparatory Art Studies

Year of preparatory art studies - exploring 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

  • Arduino (Basic)

SOFTWARE I USE

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  • Workshop (wood, clay,  foam)

  • Laser cutting

  • Sewing

  • Wireframing

  • High/Low-fi prototyping

  • User journeys

  • Storytelling

  • Visualizations

  • Moodboards

  • Sketching

  • Illustrations 

HANDS-ON TOOLS
  • 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

METHODS/ SOFT SKILLS​
I SPEAK...

Swedish - Native

English - Professional level

Spanish - Solo un poco ;))

other stuff

AWARDS

Core77 (2022) Student Notable

For the project Koi

Culumus Green (2020) Honorable Mention

For the project Gaia

EXHIBITIONS

EXPO 2020 Dubai: Swedish Pavilion 

With the project Koi

​EVS35 Oslo 2022

With the project Covestro EVSE