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Resume

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Personal information

Name: Helena Karin Stening
E-mail: write to me here
Location: Stockholm, atm.

Hi! Im a 27 y/o woman interested in everything that's digital. I work with & love everything that is related to UI and UX design, product development, strategy and data analysis. Even more interesting is team development and personal growth. Today, I work as a Product Designer at Spotify, doing lots of stuff in my spare time: bouldering, running, reading, playing spikeball or painting some random abstract shapes in watercolour on a paper.
Contact me here!

Education

M.Sc. Interaction Design & Technologies, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden / 2016 - 2018
Last year of masters program, Projects and courses include advanced UX design and research, prototyping, communication and front end programming. Graduation Spring 2018.

M.Sc. Design and Innovation, (同济大学) Tongji University, Shanghai, China / 2016-2017
1st year of masters program, as exchange via Chalmers University of Technology. Courses included concept development, innovation methodologies and UX/UI design.

Digital Business, Hyper Island /2015 - 2016
One-year full time program with strong industry collaboration. Areas of study include entrepreneurship, growth strategies, user-centered design, digital strategy, branding and concept development.

B.Sc. Industrial Design Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology / 2011 - 2014
Areas of study include product development, user research methodologies, design ergonomics, product semiotics, usability, 2D and 3D concept visualisation, materials technology etc.

Other courses
HTML & CSS, Sketching, JavaScript, Python, Basic Programming theory.

Positions of responsibility

Board member, Pepp / 2018 - 2019
Heading up strategic planning and decisions for all marketing and PR channels for the non-profit organisation Pepp, aiming to inspire young women to engineering interests. Also, supporting and leading all members of the organisation with inspiration, concepting, development and feedback on digital content.

Blogger for Womengineer / Aug 2016 - June 2018
Writing blog articles for the organisation Womengineer about studying and working as a female engineer and designer, thoughts on the digital era and ideas around professional and personal life decisions.

Business Relationship Manager, Pepp Stockholm / 2015
Responsible for creating and maintaining industry collaborations and funding of the non-profit organisation Pepp Stockholm, aiming to inspire young women to engineering studies through inspiring company events.

Co-founder and Deputy chair holder, Pepp Gothenburg / 2014
Co-founded the Gothenburg branch and was responsible for the recruiting of the project group. Started the planning of industry collaborations for the non-profit organisation Pepp, aiming to inspire young women to engineering studies through inspiring company events.

Deputy chair holder, Activity Committee of the Industrial Design Department at Chalmers / 2011 - 2012
Responsible for the planning and execution of various student events.

Achievements & other

Hackathons and conferences
Hack out West @ Spotify, Gothenburg, Aug 2016
Grace Hopper Conference (Google Scholarship), Houston, US, Oct 2016
Growth Hackathon @ Zpotdrop, Stockholm, Feb 2016
UX Open, Stockholm, Oct 2015
Make IT Matter, product development weekend @ Spotify, Stockholm, Dec 2015

Sport
Stockholm Marathon 2016 ✅
Reykjavik Spring Half Marathon 2016 ✅
Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 2014, 2015, 2018 ✅

Talks
"Study & work within engineering as a female" Teknisk Tjejlunch, Svenska Mässan 2015
 

 

 

 

Experience

Associate Product Designer, Spotify AB
/ September 2018 - Current
Driving product design projects from exploration phase to early concepting, user research, wireframing, prototyping, usability testing all the way until the final designs and implementation collaboration with engineers plus iterations. Day to day work is spent on improving, expanding and platformising our payment experiences and through a set of diverse projects including the creation of a complete design system.

Product Design Intern, Summer internship, Spotify AB
/ Juni 2018 - September 2018
Worked with product design projects, responsible for everything from exploration phases within the payment experience area.

User Experience Designer, Bontouch, full time summer job & part time remote
/ June 2017 - Current
Worked with UX and UI for some of Swedens biggest mobile apps, focusing on creating prototypes and design for new features for some of PostNord's digital services, Sweden's postal service.

User Experience Design Intern, Google Switzerland, full time
/ May - Sep 2016
Worked with everything from early concept development until finalising designs, closely together with engineers, UX researchers and PM’s on both completely new integrations and redesign of current features.

UI Designer, Yepstr, part time / Nov 2015 - Mars 2016
Designed the onboarding experience and implemented gamification features for the mobile application Yepstr. Worked on the process of how to work with user research, focusing on usability testing and interviews. 

UX Design Intern, Watty, full time / May - Aug 2015
Worked with every step from early analysis of user research to detailed design solutions for the iOS application. Analysed interviews and created lists of requirements and personas, followed by wireframe creations and final design suggestions. 

Design Research Intern, Interactive Institute, Swedish ICT, full time / Jan - May 2015
Assisted in design research projects regarding human product interaction.

Graphic Designer, KJ Spennare AB, Part time / 2014 - 2015  
Developed various printed merchandise e.g. pamphlets and assembly instructions. Reworked the product catalogue.

Summer Usability Intern, SCA  / June - Aug 2014
Developed internal education material about usability engineering methods. We also further developed our Bachelor Thesis project.

Graphic Designer, Chalmers Technology Consultants, Part time
/ 2013 - 2014
Took the initiative to create the position. Was responsible for all internal and external graphic communication across the company. I also started a project to rework the company’s visual brand.

Product Design Consultant, Chalmers Technology Consultants / 2013
Part time during school semesters and full time during holidays as a product designer. Summer project manager: lead the development of an entirely new concept of a medical applicator, based on listed requirements. Received very positive feedback on my leadership skills.

Skills

  • Prototyping, UX/UI Design, Usability testing, Wireframing, Graphic Design, User Research, Data analysis, Concept Development.

  • Work experience in design & prototype softwares like Sketch, Abstract, Framer, Origami, Affinity Designer, Craft, InVision, Pixate, Marve, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects.

  • Business development, Innovation, Scrum and Kanban methodology, digital commerce, marketing, growth hacking

  • Good knowledge and experience within HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and currently learning this further.

  • Educational experience in Premiere Pro, Audition Cc, Alias Automotive, CATIA V5 and Showcase.

  • Experience using and facilitating team development sessions including feedback and reflections.

  • Native in Swedish, fluent in English. Just started a German course! 🙌🏼

 

References

Furnished upon request.