I am a deeply human centered designer and I truly enjoy the entire process from ethnographic research to final designs and production. The challenge of turning something complicated and complex into elegant and meaningful interactions motivates me and allows me to immerse myself in systems thinking during design. I’m interested in the emotional and behavioral impact that design can have on people’s lives and the value therein. I believe that people’s interaction with services and products can shape their self-perception and their understanding of those around them, the design therefore needs to be created thoughtfully and responsibly.
I did not have a straightforward path to design. I had previous roles as a hairdresser, makeup artist, and then as a security guard in Oslo and at a casino in Gilbraltar. I also worked at an oyster farm in Alaska and as a puma caretaker in the jungle of Bolivia.