Hey, I am Liene and this is my portfolio.

Portfolio

Being proactive is a decision and not a coincidence. Wherever I am and whatever I do, I am focusing on presence meanwhile searching for solutions for tomorrow. 

I have always been characterised by opposing poles: even at school loving maths and chemistry, did not stand in the way for developing passion for arts. Most probably I ‘inherited’ my holistic way of thinking from my parents. When I start something, I like to firstly familiarise myself fundamentally with the subject matter. I am certain that without a basic understanding of the problem at hand, it is impossible to develop a suitable solution. 

I am a designer who contextualises the logical and the freely creative. I grew up in Latvia, but I completed my bachelor’s degree in Germany and since than I have been working as a freelancer in the sportswear sector. In my work, I love to deal with the functionality of the product in combination with formal-aesthetic minimalist realisation possibilities. I am not enthusiastic about the purely superficial. Creating new connections, maintaining an overview and not losing the relevance of the work I am doing: that is my motto.

2011 – 13

B.A. Material Technologies & Design | Technical University of Latvia

2014 - 18

B.A. Fashion Design | Reutlingen University

2015 - 18

Scholarship | FES Friedrich Ebert Stiftung International

2016

Internship | Design, Franz Ziener GmbH & Co. KG

2016 - 20

Freelace designer | Triple2 Sportswear GmbH

2017

Certificate | Marc O'Polo Foundation DO Camp

2018

Lining exhibition | Museum of Art, Reutlingen

2018 – 20

Freelance designer | Shöffel Sportswear GmbH

2019

TALENTE exhibition | Messe Munich

2020 - now

Creative director | Triple2 Sportswear GmbH

2020 – 2023

M.A. Advanced Design | Munich University of Applied Sciences

2021

Certificate | Advanced Industrial Knitwear Course, KNITWEAR LAB

2021

Intervention – Facets of democratic design | Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

2023 – 24

StartUp Certificate | SCE Accelerator Programm

2023 – 24

Scholarship | EXIST Women