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 centred 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 prompting 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.

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

UNA GIL

Communication Designer

Una is a visual communication designer at Educe with a background in illustration and publication design. She is passionate about challenging ideas and adding value to brands, messages, and products through thoughtful visual design.

With an interest in identity, print, and solving problems with a practice that merges both digital and print media, Una has had experience in designing for a variety of industries. She is the recipient of an Adobe Design Award and a Christopher Foundation Scholarship, and has designed for publications, startups, non-profit organizations, health and food industries and a brand and identity studio.

Una is trained in classical ballet and modern dance, enjoys thrifting vintage objects, and always savours a really good meal.

Una holds a Bachelor of Design degree with a major in Communication Design from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC.