NAME   Dina Dändliker

BIRTHDAY   16. August 1988


EMAIL   dina.daendliker(at)



OCTOBER 2017 - TODAY    Design Strategist at dreipol GmbH in Zurich.

OCTOBER 2015 - SEPTEMBER 2017    Design Manager at dreipol GmbH in Zurich.

APRIL 2015 - SEPTEMBER 2015  Online Project & Communication Manager at allink AG in Zurich.

JANUARY 2015 - APRIL 2015  Freelance Design Manager.

AUGUST 2014 - DECEMBER 2014  5-month sabbatical to travel and explore Northern and Central America.

APRIL 2013 - JULY 2014    Design Manager 20% (September 2013 - July 2014) and Design Management Trainee (April - September 2013) at dreipol GmbH in Zurich.

SEPTEMBER 2011 - JULY 2014   Side jobs during studies at Hotel Kurhaus Lenzerheide, Konzerthaus Schüür Luzern and Komplex 457 in Zurich.

MAY 2011 - AUGUST 2011   Atelier Manager at skyPixX GmbH in Uster.

DECEMBER 2010 - APRIL 2011   Seasonal job as a bartender at Avant Clavo (Calanda Gastro AG) in Lenzerheide.

AUGUST 2005 - JULY 2010   Font- and Advertisement Designer (August 2013 - July 2010) and Apprenticeship as a Font- and Advertisement Designer (August 2005 - August 2009) at Mock Schriften in Wetzikon.



SEPTEMBER 2011 -  JULY 2014   Bachelor of Arts in Product and Industrial Design with the Specialisation in Design Management International – University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne (HSLU)

SEPTEMBER 2010 - NOVEMBER 2010  12 Weeks Attendance in the Course English, Art and Design at the Language Centre which is part of the University of the Arts London.

AUGUST 2006 - AUGUST 2009   Vocational High School Certificate (Gestalterische Berufsmatura) at the College of Art and Design Zurich (GMBS)

AUGUST 2005 - AUGUST 2009   Apprenticeship as a Font- and Advertisement Designer at Mock Schriften in Wetzikon and Berufsschule für Gestaltung Zürich

AUGUST 2004 - JULY 2005  Art Foundation Year (Atelierklasse) at Berufswahl- und Weiterbildungsschule ZO in Wetzikon



DESIGN   Sketch, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

PM Asana, InVision, iWorks, MS Office



GERMAN   Mother tongue

ENGLISH   Fluent in written and spoken language

FRENCH   Basic Knowledge


Design Management, International is a unique course enabling students to apply their design and organisational skills to the management of design projects and the strategic design planning of design agencies and companies. It combines theory and practice from the disciplines of design, business and economy and engineering to provide a general overview of the areas where design, technology and management meet. It teaches the necessary skills to manage the interface between these fields.

It is based on the knowledge of pragmatic design practice which enables students to manage design projects using design processes based on rational arguments and methods. It is completely taught in English and students from Switzerland, Europe and overseas are welcome. A multicultural classroom will, therefore, be the real live learning environment in a discipline that is increasingly becoming economically viable world-wide. (DMI HSLU, 2014)