Ivan is an Interaction Designer and creative technologist, currently finishing his last year of MFA in Interaction Design at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden, where he’s collaborating with biologists and engineers on future materials & technologies.
As a designer, Ivan finds himself being a mediator between different disciplines. Last year, he find himself in a place called IDEO where he helped to design a new Venture Firms focused on purpose rather than growth, helped building more transparent and synced communication in a Gig economy, prototyped a new paradigm for a Media interaction in living room, explore and shape meaning of participation in Crypto Funding with IDEO CoLab and more.
Prior to IDEO, he’s Creative & Strategy Partner at San Francisco based startup v18renatls, pushing people being more outdoorsy by leveraging circular economy as a service.
Besides design, he likes to brew beers, solder some electronics, play with hardware and commits on git lines of code.
He saw LOTR at least 20 times, wore headgear 13 years ago, played too much WoW in his teenage years and could do a kick-flip or shove-it when necessary.