About

I'm an experienced design leader with 15 years of expertise in crafting and delivering digital experiences that seamlessly blend user needs, technology, and business objectives.

My work is driven by a deep commitment to elevating the design discipline and the teams I work with. Guided by empathy, integrity, and trust, I prioritize fostering growth within my teams, building effective strategic partnerships, and encouraging cross-discipline collaborations.

I have extensive experience in human-centered design processes, DesignOps, and Design Systems, and my technical capabilities enable me to leverage modern frontend frameworks, generative AI, and large data sets in the prototyping process. Naturally curious, I'm deeply interested in how design can enable meaningful application of AI and how AI, in turn, is reshaping the design practice.

Currently located in Zurich, Switzerland, I am the Design Director at EF EdTech, leading the end-to-end design process of our online education platforms, engaged by millions of students and teachers worldwide.

I would love to hear from you. Please reach me on anders@hojmose.com or connect on LinkedIn.

Experience

  • 2022 – current
    Design Director
    EF Education First - EdTech
  • 2020 – 2022
    Head of UX Design
    EF Education First - Global Creative Studio
  • 2017 – 2020
    UX Design Lead
    EF Education First - Global Creative Studio
  • 2016 – 2017
    UX Design Lead
    HP - 3D Printing

Education

  • 2020 - 2021
    EF Global Manager Training
    HULT Ashridge
  • 2010 – 2012
    Master of Arts (MA), Interaction Design
    Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design (KADK)
  • 2009 – 2010
    Interaction Design Programme (IDP)
    Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID)
  • 2006 – 2009
    Bachelor of Arts (BA), Digital Media
    The Danish Design School

Workshops & teaching

Over the years I have been lucky to do quite a bit of workshops, teaching and student mentoring. Since graduating from CIID in 2010 I have been connected as visiting faculty, final project advisor and summer school teacher. I generally enjoy getting together with design students and professional to teach and be taught. Some recurrent workshop activities and topics:

  • Design sprints
  • Digital ignition workshops
  • Physical computing and introduction to Arduino
  • Design thinking
  • Experience prototyping

Recent public speaking

  • 2023
    Re-Imagining Online Education
    World Total Experience Summit, Prague
  • 2022
    Testing and Iterating the User Experience
    Hult Prize Global Accelerator, Online
  • 2022
    The Many Hats of Design Leadership
    BTS - Barcelona Technology School
  • 2021
    Designing for a Design Org
    5th Design Thinking Summit, Berlin