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.
Katie is an art director at Educe. Being part of the Educe start-up since its nascent beginning, she has developed the swiss-army knife skill set required for start-ups— from client and project management to overseeing visual, strategic and concept solutions and ensuring meticulous design production.
Katie’s experience spans all aspects of communication design, project leadership and systems development. She is driven to effectively create and communicate client solutions.
Finding inspirations in creative type, colourful visuals, and playful patterns, she is also socially aware and empathetically interested in the client’s particular nuances and needs.
With a BA in Communication Design, Katie is passionate about helping clients discover their stories and translates these into design solutions that people connect with.
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.