lea-schwegler.com

About

b. 1986, HK.

I am a communication designer and design 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.

Effective design arises when different disciplines meet. 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. This makes it possible to test the desirability of future developments and collectively define the requirements for the world of tomorrow.

During my studies I gained some freelance experience in Branding, Graphic Design and Illustration and did some voluntary service for diverse cultural activities. Now I am an educated designer, currently looking for jobs and opportunities, where my interest for new technologies is combined with design methods and a strategic approach. In between times I am also available for freelance projects.

 

Social Media

LinkedIn
Behance
Dribbble
Medium
Instagram
Vimeo
talenthouse
society6


 
lea-suela-schwegler.jpg
 

Exhibitions

2018 oct
”Cyborg-Centered-Design” at PUSH Conference, Munich, DE

2018 oct
”Cyborg-Centered-Deisgn” at MAKE Ost-Württemberg 2018 in Heidenheim, DE

2017 nov
”rehear” at Future Award DVPT exhibition, Frankfurt, DE

2015 nov
international exchange students exhibition at Emily Carr, Vancouver, CA

Talks & Workshops

2018 nov
Workshop “Cyborg-Centered Design” at Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE

2018 oct
Lightning Talk “Cyborg-Centered Design” at PUSH Conference 2018, Munich, DE

Awards & Nominations

2018
nomination with “fuse” for BSH Siemens Home Appliences Design Award, DE

2017
Future Award (DVPT e.V.), projects for digital transformation, fifth 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

Education

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

2017
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

2013 — 2017
studies in BA Communication Design, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE

Experience

2017 jan— pesent
Freelancing as visual designer and illustrator

2015 mar — aug
Intern at bureau for Communi-cation Design adlerschmidt gmbh, Berlin, DE

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

2010 April
Intern at bereau for com-munication know_idea_gmbh, Freiburg, DE