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 Designer // Google, Zürich, Switzerland ( 2016 Sep - now)

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

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)

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

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, an Interaction Designer at Google in Zürich. I hold a Master’s degree in Interaction Design from the Umeå Institute of Design, (where reindeers roam free) Sweden. Previously I was with R/GA New York Experience Design working for Nike Digital Sports, followed by Interaction Design at IDEO Palo Alto (working on this awesome public project).

I also hold a BA in Graphic and Communication Design from the University of Leeds, the UK. For four years my practise focused on the fields of graphic design, editorial, branding, advertising and design research.

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.


*** 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), Sketch (advanced), After Effects (intermediate), Premiere Pro (intermediate), Flash (basics), HTML (basics), Arduino (basics), Processing (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)