Linda Kraft
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I am a UX designer with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wuppertal, Germany, in Industrial Design, during which I had the privilege to live and work in the US for one year. I will graduate with a Master's degree in Interaction Design from Umeå Institute of Design in June 2023.

Currently I work as part of the design team at Hello Monday, and it has been a great opportunity to work on large design systems and create exciting digital products and experiences. I've been able to work with some amazing clients like Google, Nike, and others.

I love finding and sharing great stories, especially those that shed light on underrepresented topics. That's why I chose sex education as the topic for my bachelor thesis. It is still the project I am most proud of and most excited about. You can hear me talk about it here (German only).

I'm based in Umeå and Malmö 🇸🇪 and try to bake as many breads as I can.

Say hej or contact me on linkedin

Experience

UX Designer
from 02/2022
Product Design Intern
Hello Monday
Denmark
08/2021-02/2022

Student tutor
id_methodLABWuppertal, Germany
04/2019-09/2020

Design Intern
Evolve CollaborativePortland, OR
Summer 2018

Industrial Design Intern
DelveSan Francisco, CA
Spring 2018

Student Assistant
material_LABWuppertal, Germany
10/2016-08/2017

Education

MFA Interaction DesignUmeå Institute of Design
2020-2023

MA Strategic Product and Innovation DevelopmentBergische Universität Wuppertal
2019-2020

BA Industrial Design Bergische Universität Wuppertal
2014-2019

Industrial Designfocus in trend forecasting,
University of Cincinnati, DAAP
2017

Winning

Webby People's Voice Winner 2022, The Emotional Sound Experience, Hume.ai x Hello Monday

Core77
Student Notable Interaction Award 2021, Globe.fm

‍Newcomer Nominee 2021 German Design Award

IF Award 2019: Lookout Bench Evolve Collaborative PDX x Kotobuki Japan

DAAD Scholarship 2017 Bergische Universität Wuppertal x 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), rapid prototyping, quick cardboard/volume mock-ups, sewing & knitting, arduino, electronics
& I can drive a forklift if needed.

Colophon – Linda Kraft © 2022