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  • Olga Shchukina


    St-Petersburg, Russia

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" Ralph W. Emerson

Work Samples

  • Product Design

  • Ideas

  • Public Interior

Work History

EDUCATION: 1997-2006 Saint-Petersburg, Russia Saint-Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design Degree: MA in Industrial Design. Thesis’ grade received – 5+ (Pass with Distinction) Master’s project: “The universal indoor vehicle for disabled” Honours: Full tuition fee waiver and governmental scholarship for academic excellence. 2003-2005 Lund, Sweden Lund University Degree: MA in Industrial Design. Thesis’ grade received - Godkänd (G or Pass with Distinction) For further information please see http://www.ide.lth.se Master’s project: “Compact living solution. Flat folding furniture concept based on origami, Japanese paper-folding tradition” Honours: Full two-year Ingvar Kamprad Scholarship of the INGKA Foundation February - April 2004 Dessau, Germany Bauhaus Kolleg A member of “Transit Spaces” research group focusing on “Brest – hard border” as a case study. My individual project was on border gates regulating the influx of travelers. For further information please see http://www.transitraeume.de/ Honours: Full three-month scholarship of the Bauhaus Foundation 1991-1997 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia Art School Diploma: Easel painting. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: March-June 2005 Almhult, Sweden IKEA of Sweden, Design Department, intern --Individual work on thesis diploma project under the auspices and supervision of the Design Department team 2001-2002 St-Petersburg,Russia MEGA style, interior and furniture designer --Individual projects including sketches, renderings, and overall interior design concept with matching furniture June-October 2001 St-Petersburg,Russia Jam, exhibition equipment and interior designer --Group projects of interior design concepts and exhibitions 1999 – 2000 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia Kamchatsky Printing Court & Cleo, freelance graphic and packaging designer --Structural packaging and graphics for public and private transport RELATED ACTIVITIES: October 2006 Moscow SaloneSatellite on iSaloni WorldWide Moscow, participant --Was selected as one of 28 best furniture ideas 2006 among former SU designers June 2006 St.-Petersburg 5+ “The best Diploma works in Design”, perticipant --Annual exhibition of the “Union of St.-Petersburg’s Designers” “The universal indoor vehicle for disabled” September 2005 London, UK London Design Week 2005, Designersblock Exhibition, participant --Was selected by the Design School of Lund University as one of the high-potential students to present my project on “Unfolding Innovation. Orikata furniture” Fabruary 2005 Helefors, Sweden Sound from ICE, International Workshop with HDK sponsored by Cumulus board, participant --for further information please see http://www.hdk.gu.se/aktuellt/ice_05/ July 2004 Moscow, Russia “Designet” Co, Design Education Seminar, mediator and participant --Mediated the seminar on design education in Europe. --for further information please see http://designet.ru/events/seminars/?id=2813 May 2004 Malmo, Sweden “Downtown Malmo” Exhibition, participant --Packaging Project HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: 2006 YODEX 2006 Young Designer’s Exhibition, participant as a finalist of the Taiwan Interational Design Competition. Taipei, Taiwan. 2003 Awarded Best Perspective Project in the Design Nomination. “Two-storied speed train interior”. Saint-Petersburg, Russia 1994 Awarded the title «Hope Of The Future» International Competition of the Children’s Art. Elektrostal, Moscow Region, Russia LANGUAGE SKILLS: Native: Russian; fluent: English; good comprehension and basic speaking skills of Swedish; basic knowledge of Italian TECHNICAL SKILLS: Advanced level user of Microsoft Windows Operating System. Mastery of CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AutoCad, 3D Studio Max. Beginer in Alias Studio Tools. Also learning Solid Works and Adobe Premiere. Analysis report writing, reviewing, quick sketching and visualizing skills. Storyboards composition and modeling skills INTERESTS: Sports and traveling, painting and photography, European cinema, Russian classical literature and “silver age” poetry, Fashion REFERENCES: Available upon request


Lund University St.-Petersburg Academy Of Art And Design



2006-2009 Salone Satellite Worldwide Moscow, Russia 2006 -YODEX-Finalist of the Taiwan Interational Design Competition. Taipei, Taiwan. 2003 -Awarded Best Perspective Project. “Two-storied speed train interior”. Saint-Petersburg, Russia