Born in 1962 in Stockholm, lives and works in the countryside outside Kalmar in Sweden.
Trained as an industrial designer (MFA) at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts, and Design and Glasgow School of Art, Louise graduated 1998. She has since then mainly worked as a designer as well as a lecturer.
In 2016 Louise decided to change focus and have since then worked as an artist.
Bjursnäs bygdegård, Bjursnäs 232, 388 96 Ljungbyholm, SWEDEN
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TEACHING AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES highlights
2010-2011, 2012-now Department of Design, Linnaeus University. Senior lecturer / assistant professor in form, design
2012-2013 Department of Design, Linnaeus University. Vice head of department
2012-2013, 2010-2011 Department of Design, Linnaeus University. Coordinator of the Product Design Programme
2009-2010, 2011-2012 Ölands Folkhögskola. Coordinator of Basår Design
1999-2008 School of Design, Högskolan i Kalmar. Lecturer in design
1998-2008 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, The Graphic Institute / IHR at Stockholm University, BTH Blekinge Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Nottingham Trent University. Guest lecturer
WORKING EXPERIENCES Employment highlights
2000-2001 FramFab. Stockholm. Art directing, interaction design, service design
1995 SeymourPowell. London, UK. Industrial design, internship
1984-1999 Utställningsgruppen/Bieneck International. Stockholm. Exhibition design, graphic design, project management. My primary clients were Swedish Trade & Invest Council, Ericson, Telia, TryggHansa, Swedish Golf Federation, among others.
WORKING EXPERIENCES Freelancing highlights
1992-now Some of my clients: Asko Appliances, BigsoBox, Boda Nova/Höganäs, Coop forum, Doro, EMI, Ragdoll Production, Sievi, Stockholm Pride, Stockholm University, Teater Plaza, Telia. In my consulting business I have mainly worked with industrial design, product design, graphic design, interaction design, interior design and facilitating workshops/focus groups/teaching. The projects have ranged from concept development of products, concept stores, service design, sketch assignments, digital user tests, illustration, pattern design, strategic design to finished products.