Lene_Portrait 2016_BW.jpg

Heia, I'm Lene!

I'm an interaction designer with a background in industrial design who enjoy working on digital and physical products. I search for the smaller solutions in the bigger problems, with my focus directed towards opportunities with the potential to improve people's life experiences. 

I took a gap year in 2016/2017 where I interned at IDEO in Chicago (USA) and Microsoft EDU + OneNote in Redmond (USA). Currently wrapping up my Master Thesis in Interaction Design at Umeå Institute of Design. 

I'm particularly interested in psychology, sociology, healthcare, system thinking, storytelling, design research, and human and user centered design.

CONTACT | lene.rydningen@outlook.com

Complete resume upon request.



2015 - 2018 | Expected  
Master’s Degree in Interaction Design
Umeå University - Umeå, Sweden

2012 - 2015
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design
Umeå University - Umeå, Sweden

2011 - 2012 
One-year Course in Psychology
Arctic University of Norway - Tromsø, Norway

2008 - 2011
High School in General Studies, Art, Architecture & Design
Breivang Upper Secondary School - Tromsø, Norway


2017 | January to August
UX Design Intern at Microsoft EDU + OneNote
Redmond, USA

2016 | June to December
Interaction Design Intern at IDEO
Chicago, USA

2013, 2014 & 2015 | June to August (Summer job)
Hospital Food Hostess  at University Hospital of North Norway
Tromsø, Norway

2014 | January to March
Industrial Design Intern at Idesign AB
Stockholm, Sweden

2006 - 2012 | 5 years and 8 months
Sales assistant at Anne-Lise Womens Lingerie
Tromsø, Norway


Norwegian | Native

English | Business fluent

Swedish | Business fluent

German | Basic (studying)

Spanish | Basic


Illustrator | Advanced

Photoshop | Advanced

InDesign | Advanced

Premier | Intermediate

After Effects | Intermediate

Keyshot | Intermediate

Arduino | Beginner

Processing | Beginner


Laser cutting | Advanced

Illustration | Advanced

Animation | Intermediate

Prototyping | Intermediate

Model building | Intermediate

Clay | Intermediate

Sewing | Intermediate

Embroidering | Intermediate



Illustration and drawing



Video games

Hiking and traveling


Sewing and embroidering

Scrapbooking/Paper art