Hi,
I’m Kris.

I’m a founder and design product manager out of Palo Alto, California. I have 5 years of entrepreneurial, product, and academic experience in design.

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Currently at
Stanford

I am currently the 2020 AABS Graduate Fellow at Stanford University’s Design Impact Masters Program

Where I design convenient, compact, and nutritionally complete food to help people stay on a therapeutic ketogenic diet

And where I work as the Head Teaching assistant for ME101 Visual Thinking—Stanford’s longest-running Product Design Class—and ME120 History and Ethics of Design—previously.
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Previous
Experience

yelo
Prior to coming to Stanford, I built Yelo—Latvia’s #1 Driver’s Ed app which makes it faster, easier, and less expensive to learn road traffic rules
Art Academy of Latvia
And I taught Brand Design and Portfolio Design at the Art Academy of Latvia, a leading institution of higher education and scientific research in art in the Baltic states
white label
overpriced
And I co-founded White Label and Overpriced, two of the region’s leading brand strategy and design studios.
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Awards &
Scholarships

I am a grateful recipient of
Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Graduate Fellowship
Fulbright Scholarship (which I turned down)
Baltic-American Freedom Foundation Scholarship
State Culture Capital Foundation Scholarship
Erasmus+ Staff Moblity Scholarship
And my work has been recognized at the
Latvian National Design Award — Special Award
SXSW Conference — Best Educational Campaign
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Speaking
Engagements

I have given talks on design thinking at
Snapchat (Upcoming)
Stanford Design Bootcamp
Stanford Nordic Mobility Summit
Nordic Council of Minister’s Office
Mondragon University
Art Academy of Latvia
Latvian Art Director’s Club
Kuldiga Creative Summer School
and elsewhere
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Mentorship

In my spare time, I mentor international students on their university- and scholarship applications, after myself being accepted to
Stanford University
Harvard University
University of Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University
and elsewhere
If you would like my help, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
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About
Me

In my free time—of which there does not seem to be too much nowadays—I enjoy riding motorcycles, taking care of my plants, collecting music that gets better the more you listen to it, and thinking about the necessary conditions for a meaningful life.
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Resume, references, and writing samples available upon request
mazurs@stanford.edu650-788-9889LinkedInInstagram

P.S. To the surprise of everyone, I am in fact not Swedish.