Founded in 2014, we are a design and innovation consultancy drawing together skills and experiences intersecting design, education, technology, research & business management.

Solveig Johannessen

CEO + Founder

Solveig is an entrepreneur with an interdisciplinary background in education, design and business leadership. As the CEO of Educe Design and Innovation, she has successfully established herself as a design consultant—leading the company in applying user-centered design methods to business transformation, product strategy, and technology innovation.

Solveig has extensive experience in product, service and organizational strategy, leadership and implementation. During her career background in aviation and petroleum R&D, Solveig managed global teams and developed targeted tools, programs and change management initiatives aimed at promoting behavioural and cultural changes in organizations. Her collective experiences in corporate, startup, educational and creative environments have exposed her to a variety of contexts and challenges, allowing her to hone in methods that combine design, business strategy, behaviour theory, and technology.

Solveig holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Design and is driven to bring innovative ideas to life through interdisciplinary collaborations.

Krystin Clarke

Digital Education Designer

Krystin is a designer and digital education lead at Educe. With a background in material and industrial design, she is an intuitive creator with a deep understanding of the meticulous quality required in every step of the process from idea to production. As a dancer, Krystin naturally adds pace, motion, and movement to design solutions. She’s keen to always learn new techniques and skills across all design mediums and is attentive to give each client project the innovation it deserves.

Krystin has an extensive background in dance, both working as a dancer, instructor and prized choreographer for the last 19 years. Her experiences in the dance community have made her a strong leader and inform her approach to problem-solving.

Krystin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Design from Emily Carr University and seeks creative solutions that leverage her diverse background.

Markus Lorenz Schilling

Interaction Designer

Markus is an Interaction Designer at Educe, with a strong technical proficiency and curiosity for different areas of design. Markus believes in design that can positively shape our relationship with technology and his experience working within industry, research and teaching have contributed to unique and versatile skill set.

In addition to his regular work at Educe, Markus also works on projects and publications within the design research community and is the co-author of the book “Prototyping Interfaces” – a book about prototyping with the visual programming language vvvv. Markus enjoys working with technology and utilizing prototyping as a way to explore and iterate innovative design solutions.

Markus holds a BA in Interaction Design from the University of Design (HfG) Schwäbisch Gmünd and an MA in Interactive Arts + Technology from Simon Fraser University and is motivated by seeking meaningful and engaging solutions that scale.

educe

verb (transitive)

to evolve or develop, especially from a latent or potential state.