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BIO

LUKAS VALIAUGA

Short Bio:

My name is Lukas Valiauga. I am an interaction designer driven to work translating technology into exciting, useful and thought provoking experiences and products.

Independently, in a team or in a collaboration with artists and technologists I have worked to bring about numerous interactive installations and digital service products. These include outdoor display campaign against homelessness, a mobile app for material up-cycling as well as most recently - developing a design system for a digital anti-piracy startup.

I also re-invented a toaster, made a plant fly and sold 23% of my luck. 

| interaction design | visual communication | creative technologies

Skills:

UX Design
Need-finding, problem formulation, wire-framing, story-boarding, defining user-flows, prototyping and testing.

  • Using: Sketch, inVision

UI and Visual Design
Design for interfaces, Atomic design system and information design principles. In-depth knowledge for digital layout and grid systems.

  • Using: Sketch, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator

Spatial Design
Ideating and designing for installations. Producing technical drawings and specifications.

  • Using: Rhino 3D, Cinema 4D, Key-shot

Creative technologies
Ideating, testing and producing proof of concept prototypes.

  • Java-Script (Web tech), Python, C# (Unity), Processing, Arduino, Raspberry-pi / Beagle Bone (UNIX),

Personal skills

  • Leading research and conceptualisation to formulate proposals / responses for communication strategies, service and product design challenges.

Personal research

  • Networked communication (i.e. WebSockets), machine learning, tangible electronics.


Role:

Professional Experience:

  • Interface Design

  • Visual design for product communication

  • Digital design systems

2018 - PRESENT MUSO, Digital piracy data company
Role: Digital product designer
Working within company’s newly established product team to develop an innovative product offering based on proprietary
data on digital piracy.

  • Communication research

  • Interactive installations

  • Interface design

  • Creative coding

  • Research in technology

2017 - 2018 FABRICA, Benetton Design Research Centre
Role: Interaction Designer, Resident
Design and research working on projects collaborating with businesses and cultural institutions. Communication concept work and installations.

  • UI / UX

  • Visual Design

  • UX audit, competitors analysis, need-finding, design


2016 - 2017 FURTHERMORE, Digital Product Studio
Role: Digital Product Designer
User interface design. Concept to delivering designs for producing an MVP to a major UK business client overhauling their digital infrastructure.

  • Visual Design

  • Image Retouching

  • Front-end administration

  • Building email campaigns

  • Digital design, UX

  • Concept development and research

  • Project management assistance

2015 - 2016 CONRAN LTD., Architecture, Interiors, Design Shop
Role: Digital Designer
Working closely with marketing, PR and design team to create value in visual communication field within companies most growing aspect - e-commerce.

2014 CITYLIVE, Social Campaign Project
Role: Designer
Interactive media campaign to promote a ‘Booth Centre’ - charitable organisation based in Manchester. 
Team project resulting in a series of interactive stories
deployed over a set of smart screens around a Manchester, UK.

  • Research and concept development

  • Assisting construction and build

  • Photography

2013 PAN, Experience Design Studio
Role: Design Internship
Work produced during this practice contributed towards
designing a kinetic installation ‘Swing Vote’.
Exhibited during a TedX conference this installation served
to physicalise a debate for a need of regulating a use
of 3D printers.


Education:

GOLDSMITHS, University of London.
BA DESIGN - FIRST CLASS

NATIONAL SCHOOL FOR ARTS, Lithuania.
GYMNASIUM DIPLOMA

Features / Participation

2018 'YOUNG GUNS 16’ Award Shortlisted in a category for digital projects, USA

2018 ‘Lamu Slenis‘ Personal exposé / article - Lithuanian (link)

2018 ‘FUHA’ Permanent installation - Istanbul, Turkey

2017 ‘I See Colors Everywhere’ - Group show @ Milan Design Museum, ITALY

2017 ‘Italia Innovation Programme’ - (Participant) Italian innovation design challenge, ITALY

2017 ‘WWWH!’ - (Guest collaborator) creative workshops for
the Design Museum London, UK  

2016 ‘SPACE’ - Winning product proposal @ FJORD Design Innovation Workshops, London, UK 

2015 ‘Re-Invented’ - (Lead) creative workshops for Saturday Club Programme @ Goldsmiths UOL, UK 

2015 ‘GOLDSMITHS Festival 2015’  - Alumni project showcase and artist talks @ Goldsmiths UOL, UK   

2015 ‘XV’ at TRUMAN’S BREWERY, LONDON
A showcase for project ‘Luck Inc.’ during a Goldsmiths Undergraduate Show

2014 ‘DESIGN COUNCIL: ONES TO WATCH’
Awarded as one of 70 rising creatives in Design and Arts.

2014 ‘CAMPAIGN MAGAZINE: ‘THE CITYLIVE CHALLENGE’
CITYLIVE campaign featured in a Campaign Magazine.


Website: valiaugalukas.lt
Blog: lukasvaliauga.tumblr.com
LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/valiaugalukas
Email: valiaugalukas@gmail.com
Twitter/Instagram: @valiaugalukas

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