Hej, I'm Andreas!

I am a Swedish multidisciplinary design director based in Seattle, WA, with a passion for human psychology, and creating access through technology and design. I am also a hopeless optimist who loves solving complex problems.  

18 years of experience in the design field for clients in B2B, B2C, Saas, Social.

7 years of experience leading design teams at three start-ups and at Microsoft. 

6 years of experience mentoring students and giving lectures at schools such as the University of Washington (MHCI+D, GID), NYU (IDM), Parsons (PS), SFU, Hyper Island (DM) in AI+ML ethics, Inclusive Design, Transition design, and project reviews. 

If you want to get in touch for work, collaboration, lectures, mentorship or know more check out my Twitter, LinkedIn, or shoot me an email at hello@andreaskleiner.com



I grew up in a small town in Sweden and started my design career 2006 building and designing websites and have after college worked in several design roles from Art Director in Advertising and Branding, leading the design team of a movie-streaming and editorial start-up to working as a Visual, UX, Interaction and Motion Designer designing products for B2B, B2C, Saas, Social (consumer) clients big and small. 

I think my multidisciplinary background has made me into a versatile "T-Shape Designer" that can wear many hats and have a broad understanding of every aspect of the product life-cycle. From Idea, Marketing, Business needs/requirements to Product Design with UX, Interaction Design, Visual and Motion Design. I thrive in multidisciplinary teams and can lead and/or participate in ideation, facilitation of workshops and design critiques.

Above all, I'm just an optimistic, curious, and IMO pretty fun dude who likes spending time with my family, and misunderstood rescue mutt. I like to learn new skills, go on hikes, play board games, and play recreational soccer with ex-pat friends.


Facilitating a workshop with Surprisingly Good to solve the health crisis and wicked problem of health in underserved and poor community Brownsville,NY


Mentoring UW Students on Design Thinking Principles and prototyping

What do I bring to the team?


  • Design team leadership/management
  • Design system thinking
  • Project planning
  • Mentorship/Coaching
  • Hiring/Placement
  • Design thinking/JTBD
  • Transition Design
  • Design facilitation
  • Ideation 
  • UX Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Design Documentation
  • Visual Design
  • Motion Design
  • Prototyping
  • Recruiting 
  • Branding
  • Research

Skills & Craft


Proficient in: 
Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Google Workspace

Figuring out: 
Cinema 4D, Framer, Unity, Marvel, Principle, Adobe XD, React JS, JSON

Feat. Clients


Microsoft Power Platform
Microsoft Covid response
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft AI
Microsoft Hololens
Meta (Facebook)
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Magic Leap (LuminOS)

Hyper Island
MovieZine (Start-up)
Honest Buildings (Start-up)
The Hunt (Start-up)
Qatar Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines

Latest lectures


Microsoft Design Week - Future of AI in Design
SFU - IAT 333
UW - Global Innovation & Design
Parsons School of Design - The New School
Microsoft Business Apps - Learning day
Hyper Island
Berghs School of Communication

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