I joined MileIQ as a designer after meeting Dan, the founder, in my graduate capstone presentation. Since then, my focus has been on improving the lives of millions of MileIQ users, building a brand that celebrates the beauty of driving for work, and growing the MileIQ design culture and team.
I graduated from Stanford's Design Impact Masters Program as an AABS Graduate Fellow in 2021. At my time there, I worked as the Head Teaching assistant for ME101 Visual Thinking—Stanford’s longest-running Product Design Class—and ME120 History and Ethics of Design.
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
And I co-founded White Label and Overpriced, two of the region’s leading brand strategy and design studios.
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
I have given talks on design thinking at
Stanford Design Bootcamp
Stanford Nordic Mobility Summit
Nordic Council of Minister’s Office
Art Academy of Latvia
Latvian Art Director’s Club
Kuldiga Creative Summer School
In my spare time, I mentor international students on their university- and scholarship applications, after myself being accepted to
University of Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University
If you would like my help, please do not hesitate to reach out to 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.