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About

Born and raised in Denmark, I moved to New York City in 2014 to pursue my Master’s in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute. 

I am a trans-disciplinary designer with a global point of view. In Denmark, I honed in my systems design and project management skills. In New York and during my time at Pratt, I refined my aesthetic sensibilities. As part of the Global Innovation Design program, I studied in London and learned to implement speculative as well as tech-driven design approaches. Finally, I spent time in Tokyo building skills in business strategy.

My work is process-driven, guided by the philosophy that thoughtful process yields great products.  

I am most driven to work within AR, AI, experience, and interaction design, with cross-over to product design.

Interested in collaborating? Click here to get in touch. I am always open to conversations and new challenges.

 

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Work

Companies, organizations, and institutions I've worked with and for include:

 
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Education

Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, NY

Master of Industrial Design, 2014-2017

 

Royal College of Art / Imperial College | London, UK

Global Innovation Design, Spring 2016

 

Keio University | Tokyo, Japan

Global Innovation Design, Fall 2015

 

Aalborg University | Aalborg, Denmark

Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Industrial Design Specialization

 

Aarhus University | Aarhus, Denmark

Classes in Molecular Medicine

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Honors & Awards

Excellence in Academic Achievement

Pratt Institute, 2017

 

Pratt Circle Award

Pratt Institute, 2017

 

NYCxDesign Award Honoree

Interior Design Magazine / ICFF, 2016

 

Bikuben Scholar

Bikuben Foundation, 2016-2017

Denmark-America Foundation + Bikuben Foundation, 2014

 

Jorck's Scholarship Award

Jorck's Foundation, 2014, 2015

 

Additional Scholarship Awards

Direktør Ib Henriksen's Foundation
Mary og Henry Skov's Foundation
Knud Højgård's Foundation
Marie og M. B. Richter's Foundation
Nordea Foundation
Oticon Foundation
M. C. Holst Chemistry Award

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