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Empathy-driven approach 🤝 a pragmatic mindset

I’m a product designer with a BA in industrial design from UWID in Wuppertal, Germany and now doing a master in interaction design at UID in Umeå, Sweden. I strive to design meaningful and engaging experiences using empathy and an analytical, systematic way of thinking.

I am currently doing that on the design team at Hello Monday, gaining creative confidence to navigate large design systems while creating digital products and exciting experiences.

Portrait of Linda Kraft

Experience -^

Product Designer
from 02/2022
Product Design Intern
Hello Monday

Student tutor
id_methodLAB, Wuppertal, Germany

Design Intern
Evolve Collaborative, Portland, OR
Summer 2018

Industrial Design Intern
Delve, San Francisco, CA
Spring 2018

Student Assistant
material_LAB, Wuppertal, Germany

Education -^

MFA Interaction Design
Umeå Institute of Design

MA Strategic Product and Innovation Development
Bergische Universität Wuppertal

BA Industrial Design
Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Industrial Design,
focus in trend forecasting,
University of Cincinnati, DAAP, 2017

Nominations -^

Core77 Student Notable Interaction Award 2021,
‍Newcomer Nominee 2021 German Design Award
IF Award 2019: Lookout Bench Evolve Collaborative, Portland, OR,
DAAD Scholarship 2017 Bergische Universität Wuppertal, University of Cincinnati

Methods -^

storytelling, design thinking, ethnographic research, workshop planning, facilitation & moderation, co-creation, concept creation & evaluation, human-centred design, stakeholder alignment, wire-framing, video filming & editing, service blueprints, user journeys & testing, team harmonising

Tools & Skills -^

Adobe Creative Cloud, Figma, Sketch, Principle, InVision, Flinto, Keynote, pen & paper, digital sketching, Rhino, Keyshot

Hands on -^

Machining (wood, plastic, foam, laser cutting, CNC-milling), electronics, rapid prototyping, quick cardboard/volume mock-ups, sewing & knitting
& I can drive a forklift if needed.

About -^

A faggin bike frame

I love to read behavioural physiology books for fun, nurture the people around me with love and fresh bread (like a good german would do). My favourite mode of transportation is riding old italian bikes, if I am not busy fixing them. Let's have a virtual coffee together! :)

Colophon – Linda Kraft © 2021