I am a multidisciplinary designer and strategist currently residing in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. My work focusses on social and ecological requirements. With a foresight mindset I aim to use my unique problem-solving skills to design meaningful concepts and drive social change.

In my design practice I see myself as an inter- or transdisciplinary team worker, communicator and mediator. Core of my work is to involve people into the design process. Co-creation and co-prototyping helps to gain empathy, understand diverse perspectives and create conceptual as well as goal driven design.
        Besides creating economic success I think designers can be a driving force for social progress and in minimizing global issues by bringing them down to a tangible level. I use Future Thinking to illustrate potential scenarios and to experience and impacting different futures. I am constantly evolving and always looking for new opportunities, where my interest for people and technology is combined with design methods and a strategic approach.

In between times I am also available for freelance projects. Since early 2017 I am an independent freelance designer for Branding, Graphic Design and Illustration in static as well as dynamic media.

Hire me as a Freelancer.
Feel free to contact me and say hello.
︎ lea-schwegler@online.de


2018__ july
Master of Fine Arts in Strategic Design,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch
Gmünd, DE

2017__ march
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch
Gmünd, DE

Exchange Semester, Emily Carr University
of Art and Design, Vancouver, CA

studies in BA Communication Design,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch
Gmünd, DE


2019__ march—pesent
Associate Art director & Brand Strategist
Wondershare, Vancouver, CA

2017__ jan—pesent
freelancing & volunteering as communication
designer and illustrator

Intern at bureau for Communication Design
adlerschmidt gmbh, Berlin, DE

Intern at advertising agency H1QN
Heinz Kuhn, Aalen, DE

Intern at bereau for communication
know_idea_gmbh, Freiburg, DE


‘Cyborg-Centered-Design’ at PUSH
Conference 2018, Munich, DE

‘Cyborg-Centered-Design’ at MAK Ost-
Württemberg, Heidenheim, DE

‘rehear’ at Future Award DVPT exhibition,
Frankfurt, DE

international exchange students
exhibition and curation at Emily Carr,
Vancouver, CA

talks & workshops

UPCOMING: 2019__sep 
Workshop ‘Speculative Design’ 
at Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch
Gmünd, DE

Workshop ‘Cyborg-Centered Design’
at Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch
Gmünd, DE

Lightning Talk ‘Cyborg-Centered Design’
at PUSH Conference, Munich, DE

awards & nominations

nomination with ‘fuse’ for BSH
Siemens Home Appliences Design
Award, DE

Future Award 2017 (DVPT e.V.),
projects for digital transformation, 5th place
with ‘rehear’, DE

scholarship: DAAD Promos, German
Academic Exchange Service, DE

Karl-Gerstner-Preis: 3rd place for
outstanding achievements in undergraduate
studies, DE