I was born here.
My whole family is from Colombia but I was raised in Mexico. So although I was born in Sweden, we moved away when I was only 2 years old. I still have some vague memories of a snowy Stockholm.
I have 2 sisters who inspire me everyday.
I come from an all-women family (except for my dad). What all these women have accomplished inspires me to be a better person at work, in my life, and as a human living among humans.
Art is my drive.
Since the age of 15 I knew I had to have art in my life in order to be happy. I did not pursue a career in painting, however I illustrate & paint everyday and do lot's of visual design to support my peers.
I have had both dreads and purple hair...
I Iike to play and experiment with all aspects of my life. From small experiments to helping teams become more user-centric with new ways of working. Now I know that purple hair does not suit me & dreads are super hard to keep up.
I have now been in Sweden 6 years..
I came here to study my masters and since have been working in Gothenburg and Malmö. I always work in English, however my super market Swedish is very good.
I thrive in international settings..
I have worked in many different countries and with many nationalities and I love it. I even travelled south to Cape Town to experience the design culture there for 3 months.
© Lina Alvis, 2021