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






education


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

2015__sept—dec
Exchange Semester, Emily Carr University
of Art and Design, Vancouver, CA

20132017
studies in BA Communication Design,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch
Gmünd, DE




experience


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

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

2015__mar—aug
Intern at bureau for Communication Design
adlerschmidt gmbh, Berlin, DE

2012__sep—feb
Intern at advertising agency H1QN
Heinz Kuhn, Aalen, DE

2010__april
Intern at bereau for communication
know_idea_gmbh, Freiburg, DE





exhibitions


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

2018__oct
‘Cyborg-Centered-Design’ at MAK Ost-
Württemberg, Heidenheim, DE

2017__nov
‘rehear’ at Future Award DVPT exhibition,
Frankfurt, DE

2015__nov
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

2018__nov
Workshop ‘Cyborg-Centered Design’
at Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch
Gmünd, DE

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





awards & nominations


2018
nomination with ‘fuse’ for BSH
Siemens Home Appliences Design
Award, DE

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

2015
scholarship: DAAD Promos, German
Academic Exchange Service, DE

2014
Karl-Gerstner-Preis: 3rd place for
outstanding achievements in undergraduate
studies, DE









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