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Master of Fine Arts in Experience Design (MFA), 2014
Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design, Stockholm:Sweden

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design (BA), 2012
University of Kentucky, College of Design, Lexington:KY

Bachelor of Arts in Art History (BA), 2011
University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts, Lexington:KY

Minor in Digital Media & Art Studio
University of Kentucky, Lexington:KY


Design Researcher & Project Leader
The Welcome Card, Stockholm:Sweden, 05/2016:now

I am the co-founder and design lead of Sprig Design Ekonomisk Förening, the startup non-profit overseeing the development of The Welcome Card proposal. I am leading the venture in budget proposals and funding applications, fund raising, creative direction and research, social impact measurement, community outreach and volunteer management

    Experience Designer

    • YOUTH FOR UNDERSTANDING, 02/2015:05/2017
      I led the YFU design team, following the implementation processes and re-branding efforts of YFU’s 50 National Organizations, working with marketing experts and strategic developers, managing interns and volunteers to produce printed material, web platforms and educational toolkits
    • White Orange, Architecture & Design Studio, 2014
      I consulted the studio in the preliminary research and design prototypes for improving wardrobe space and modular storage boxes
    • Daladräkt (AB), Fashion Brand, 2013
      I collaborated with a group of fashion designers, artisans and entrepreneurs to revitalize the traditions of Swedish folk costumes and create branding solutions for the Stockholm-based startup Daladräkt, directing the production and development of print and web material

    Social Media Coordinator
    Experience Design Group, Konstfack University, 08/2013:07/2014

    I collaborated with faculty and students to tell the past and ongoing research of the Experience Design Group, managing the group’s website and Twitter page, while actively documenting the group’s research through graphics, photography and videos

    Graphic Designer & Illustrator
    College of Arts and Sciences Hive,
    University of Kentucky, 05/2011:07/2012
    I worked in a team of video- makers, photographers, bloggers and media managers to develop the brand for various departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, placing an effort on the value of interdisciplinary design thinking and the intersection of liberal arts with hard sciences

    Assistant Curator
    Henry Clay Foundation, Lexington:KY, 01:05/2011

    I trained as a researcher and exhibition co-curator on the impact of US administrative and political choices leading to the Civil War of 1861–1865 and the exploitation of Native Americans


    Lectures, Reviews and Mentorship


    • What Design Can Do + UNHCR + IKEA Foundation, Rockstart:Amsterdam
    • College of Design, University of Kentucky, Lexington:KY
    • The Welcome Card, Stockholm:Sweden
    • Hult Prize, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm:Sweden
    • Konstfack University, Stockholm:Sweden


    • Sonder, Hult Prize, Stockholm:Sweden
    • Mentorship by Design, College of Design, University of Kentucky (UK)
    • “Advocating Health: A Community of Support”, Senior Thesis, College of Design (UK)


    • Architecture 151 1st year studio, Jordan Hines, College of Design, University of Kentucky (UK)
    • Interior Design 3rd year studio, Rebekah Radtke, College of Design (UK)
    • Architecture 355 3rd year studio, Greg Luhan, College of Design (UK)
    • Human-Centered Design, +Acumen at SSE, Stockholm:Sweden
    • Industrial Design, Jenny Althoff and Rochus Hinkel, Konstfack University, Stockholm:Sweden


    Leadership and Collaborations

    Stockholm +Acumen Leadership Team
    Design & Courses, Stockholm:Sweden, 2014:2017

    I collaborated on the establishment and development of the Stockholm chapter of the international non-profit organization Acumen. My responsibilities included the coordination and facilitation of +Acumen courses, focusing in particular on Human-Centered Design and Social Impact in the topics of integration and immigration

    Nida Art Colony IP Erasmus
    Researcher, Nida:Lithuania, 06/2013

    I investigated the current role of sustainability and developed counter-strategies for green washing, in collaboration with the Yes Lab, University of Art and Design Cluj Napoca, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and Vilnius Academy of Arts

    Interior Design Student Association
    Student Member & Director, University of Kentucky, 09/2010:08/2012

    I organized, promoted and coordinated events, while managing administration, with the objective of expanding the practical and theoretical knowledge of interior design in the working and researching environment

    Students Helping Honduras
    University of Kentucky, 09/2009:12/2012
    I cofounded and promoted the University of Kentucky chapter of the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Students Helping Honduras (SHH), with a focus on coordinating fund raising events and trips to Honduras, in the joint effort with CECI to respond to the poverty- and education-related challenges of the local communities

    Social Impact Project, El Progreso:Honduras, 03/2010
    I travelled to El Progreso, Honduras to provide hands-on work for the organization SHH, focusing on educational buildings for young children


    Super Powers

    Digital Editing
    Adobe CC (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, AfterEffects, PremierePro)
    InVision (& other Prototyping Platforms)

    Programming (beginner)
    HTML + CSS + JS + Query + CMS

    Acrobat Pro
    Word + PowerPoint + Excel
    Mac Pages + Keynote + Numbers

    Design Research
    Inter- and Trans-disciplinary Research
    Experience Prototyping
    Trendspotting and Future Forecasting
    Human-Centered Design
    Systems Thinking

    Digital Modeling
    Autodesk AutoCad
    Rhinoceros + Vray

    3-axis CNC
    Laser Cut/Etching
    3D printing

    Italian and English (native proficiency)
    Spanish (intermediate proficiency)


    Awards and Recognitions

    What Design Can Do + UNHCR + IKEA Foundation: The Refugee Challenge, 2016
    Digital Media Award, 2012
    suckerPUNCH Robot Shop, 2012
    UK/CoD Leadership Award, 2011
    UK/CoD Creativity Award, 2010
    Oswald Creativity Award, 2011
    Kentuckiana Masonry Institute, 2010

    Honor Student
    NCUR Ithaca, 2011
    Dean’s List, 2007:2012

    Stedelijk Museum, “Solution or Utopia?”, Amsterdam, 2017


    Kattis Åström
    Former Director of External Affairs and Development at Youth For Understanding, business leader and change maker.

    Anders Forsberg and Marie Lärka
    Teammates in the Welcome Card project. Anders is a migration adviser for the Red Cross Sverige and Marie is an organizational design and development consultant in Stockholm, Sweden

    Jenny Althoff
    Senior lecturer in the departments of Experience Design and Industrial Design at Konstfack University.

    Michael Speaks
    Dean of the School of Architecture, Syracuse University, and former Dean of the College of Design, University of Kentucky.