Design skills:

Research, personas, prototyping, sketching, animation, video editing, illustration, wireframing, UX/UI, typography, storytelling, storyboarding, information visualization, ethnography, brief writing, presenting, organizing workshops, watercolour, brand identity, collaborative spirit and fun!

 

Work experience:

Interaction Design, internship  // IDEO, Palo Alto, USA ( 2015 Jan - July)

Welcome Officer // Umeå School of Designremote, Sweden (2015 Jun - Sept)

Experience Design, internship  // R/GA, New York, USA (2014 Jul - 2014 Dec)

Editor and Graphic Designer // Umeå Institute of Design Weekly Newspaper, Umeå, Sweden (2014 Oct - June)

Visual Design // World Lithuanian Youth Congress 2013

Information Designer and Researcher // Art on Campus Map University of Leeds (2012 Oct - 2013 May)

Digital Design, internship // Parallax, Leeds, UK (2012 winter)

Design Editor // Leeds Student Newspaper, Leeds, UK (2012)

PhD Research Assistant and Designer // Sustainable Fashion Bridges, Leeds, UK (2011 Jun - 2012 Sep)

Digital Graphic Design, internship // Not Perfect | Y&R Advertising, Vilnius, Lithuania (2012 summer)

Hello! Hej. Hallo. Bonjour.

I am Migle Padegimaite, a 24 year old interaction and visual designer from Lithuania. Currently I'm in my final year of the Master’s degree in Interaction Design at the Umeå Institute of Design, (where reindeers roam free!) Sweden. I just returned from a year of internships, spending 6 months in both. Firstly, as an Experience Designer at R/GA New York and then as an Interaction Designer at IDEO Palo Alto (working on this awesome public project).

Previously I graduated with a BA in Graphic and Communication Design from the University of Leeds, the UK. I was working in the fields of graphic design, editorial, branding, advertising and design research for four years, from which I've gained invaluable real world experience.

Now I enjoy combining my research, interaction and visual design skills. I thrive to create user-centered solutions that empower people, improve lives, inspire to rethink and smile. I enjoy listening to people, observing behaviours, finding patterns, and bringing insights back to design.

Currently I'm interested in interaction design jobs and freelance work opportunities. Please get in touch.


*** Outside of design, I love Swing dancing, painting and hiking. Also, I am a passionate table tennis player, carrying my paddle around since I was 9, so always keen for a quick match!

Education:

2013 - present MFA Interaction Design, Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden

2010 - 2013 BA Graphic and Communication Design, University of Leeds, UK

2009 Foundation Studies: Painted Image (summer school), Edinburgh College of Art, UK

2000 - 2013 Drawing and Painting (individual after-school classes), Martinaitis School of Art, Lithuania

2000 - 2009 Table Tennis (training and competitions), Youth Sports' School, Lithuania

Languages:

English (fluent), Lithuanian (native), French (good), German (good), Swedish (basics).

Software skills:

Illustrator (advanced), Photoshop (advanced), InDesign (advanced), Fireworks (intermediate), Sketch (intermediate), After Effects (intermediate), Premiere Pro (intermediate), Flash (basics), HTML (basics), Arduino (basics), Processing (basics), Audacity (basics).

Workshops and other:

"Designing for Accessibility" (talk) Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden, 2015

Exhibition "Intersections" (ping pong + art), Brooklyn, New York, 2015 summer

A Crash Course in Typography (talk), Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden, 2014

Sustainable Fashion Co-Design (workshop), University of Leeds, UK, 2011

Dissertation: The Business of Branding and Designing Visual Identity for Public Art Galleries, (download) 2013

Recognition:

Interaction Design Awards 2015, Empowering, Finalist (2015)

Featured on Fast Company (2015 Jan)

Featured on the CBS News (w/ IDEO 2015 Sept)

Featured on Gizmodo (w/ IDEO 2015 Jul)

Featured on Bloomberg (w/ IDEO 2015 Jul)

Core77 Design Awards 2014, Social Impact, Student Runner-Up (2014 Jun)

Yahoo Tech News (2015 Jan)

The Medical Daily (2015 Jan)

Hans Sauer Award, Finalist (2015)

University of Leeds Undergraduate Design Research Scholarship (2011)