Christian Strömqvist, born 1981
MFA Child Culture Designer
My motivation as a designer is to create meaningful and playful experiences for people. I want to use playfulness as a serious method to create places, artefacts and services for communication and interaction. Design for me is much more that giving shape to objects. I want to use design as a tool to trigger people. To interact, to communicate, to reflect and to play. I have a MFA in Child Culture Design, which means that I am specialized in working with design for play and from a childs perspective. I run my own business as a designer since 2007.
Since 2011 I work in the design collaboration Pinpin Studio, and since 2013 I am employed as a lecturer/assistant professor at the Academy of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg. I am also an active part in the organisation Play Without Borders, working with design for play in a global context.