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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
Denmark
08/2021-02/2022

Student tutor
id_methodLAB, Wuppertal, Germany
04/2019-09/2020

Design Intern
Evolve Collaborative, Portland, OR
Summer 2018

Industrial Design Intern
Delve, San Francisco, CA
Spring 2018

Student Assistant
material_LAB, Wuppertal, Germany
10/2016-08/2017

Education -^

MFA Interaction Design
Umeå Institute of Design
2020-2023

MA Strategic Product and Innovation Development
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
2019-2020

BA Industrial Design
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
2014-2019

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

Nominations -^

Core77 Student Notable Interaction Award 2021, Globe.fm
‍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