Lea Schwegler is a multidisciplinary Designer and Art Director currently residing in beautiful British Columbia, Canada with a focus on Branding, Visual Identity systems and Design Strategy working across different disciplines for individuals, businesses and brands on print, web, and motion.


As a passionate person with great imagination, sensitivity and awareness of future trends, she aims to learn about business and people and use her unique problem-solving skills to bring to life holistic and meaningful design solutions. In her design practice, she sees herself as an inter- or transdisciplinary team worker, communicator, and mediator. Core of her work is to involve people in the design process. Co-creation and co-prototyping help to gain empathy, understand diverse perspectives and create conceptual as well as goal-driven design.
            Besides creating economic success she thinks designers can be a driving force for innovation, social progress and in minimizing global issues by bringing them down to a tangible level. She uses Future Thinking and Speculative Design methods to illustrate potential scenarios inviting to experience, debate and to impacting different futures.

Lea holds a Master of Arts in ‘Strategic Design’ and a BA of ‘Communication Design’ from Hochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany) and studied ‘Design for Social Change’ at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver (Canada). Since early 2017 Lea works on the side as an independent designer. In addition, she speaks at diverse events about Cyborg-Centered Design and speculative Cyborg Futures, is part of various exhibitions and leads design workshops at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE.

For work, questions, or collaborations, please get in touch.
CV available on request.

︎ lea-schwegler@online.de 
+1 (778) 871–8105



Experience


2019__ aug—present
self-employed Designer + Art Director

2019__ mar—aug
Associate Art Director & Brand Strategist
Wondershare, Vancouver, CA

2017__ jan—mar (2019)
Freelance Designer: Graphic Design, Illustration
and Visual Identities

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

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

2010__april
Design Intern at bereau for communication
know_idea_gmbh, Freiburg, 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 + Design
, Vancouver, CA

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



Exhibitions


Upcoming: 2020__may
‘Speculative Futures: Transhumanism’
at Musem Ulm, Ulm, DE

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

2018__oct
‘Cyborg-Centered-Design’ at
MAKE 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 University
of Art + Design
, Vancouver, CA



Public Speaking


Upcoming: 2020__may
Talk about ‘transhumanistic futures’ at
Musem Ulm, Ulm, DE

Upcoming: 2020__sep
Talk about ‘Cyborg-Centered Design’ at
MAKE Ost-Württemberg, Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE

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



Workshops


Upcoming: 2019__sep
Speculative Design Workshop ‘What’s Nextat
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE

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



Awards


2017
Future Award (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

Services


Art Direction, Branding, Visual Identity Systems, Concept development, Strategic Consulting, Creative Workshop Sessions, Communication Strategy, Editorial Design, Type Design, Audiovisual Art Installations, Logo Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Packaging, Videography, Photography, Web Design, UX/UI, Sound Design, Animation, Storytelling, Motion Graphics


Clients


cardecollective
Next Shift Studio
BN3TH
SCRAP Creative
Tacit Design Strategy
Noëlle Floyd
Arraei