Hi, I'm Amalie Kjelstrup!

Master of Arts - Communication and IT

What I am all about.

I'm a UX designer and web developer with a strong passion for the field between technology and its users. I graduated from the University of Copenhagen with a Master's degree in Communications and IT in 2017. During my 5 years of studying I also worked a number of student jobs, freelanced as a web designer and communications consultant, started a company building an app with another student, and worked as an intern in Georgia, US for 5 months. You can read more about some of these projects below.

I enjoy working in a collaborative environment with room for idea-generation, innovation and professional development. I have previously worked on several projects surrounding designing user experiences and facilitating concept development, focusing on how to ensure technology fits the needs of a group. I would describe myself as a self-starter, I'm quick to adapt to a new environment, always happy to help a colleague and eager to learn.

Work Experience

September 2017 - December 2018

Communications Manager

Agilysys, Inc.

Alpharetta, GA, USA

Upon finishing my degree in Copenhagen, I returned to Agilysys as a Communications Manager, where I previously worked as an intern. I worked in particular with internal technical teams on communicating the innovative additions made to the company’s complex solutions. I worked in the marketing department and was responsible for the company's internal and external communication.

March 2016 - Present

Co-founder

PackitUp IVS

Copenhagen, Denmark

A fellow student and myself were accepted into the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship and started an IVS company to create a travel app. I took on the role as CTO, focusing on develpment and a complete and coherent digital user experience. We were later accepted into another incubator, featured in an international travel magazine and at CBS Entrepreneurial Day 2017. See more about the project on our website: www.packitup.dk.

February 2017 - July 2017

Student Assistant

Danske Bank

Ejby, Denmark

After coming back from my semester abroad, I re-joined Danske Bank in the same student assistant position as the year before.

August 2016 - January 2017

Intern, Marketing

Agilysys, Inc.

Alpharetta, GA, USA

During my semester abroad I was an intern with this hospitality software provider. The company is based in Alpharetta, GA in the US and among other accomplishments I was part of the project to start their blog and coordinate their annual conference attended by 500+ hospitality industry professionals.

September 2015 - July 2016

Student Assistant

Danske Bank

Ejby, Denmark

In the internal IT department at Danske Bank I worked primarily on a project to re-imagine their internal documentation platform. The job involved thorough user research followed by concept development with focus on a design-thinking approach. I was also involved in other ad hoc programming, design and communication tasks in my position.

July 2013 - August 2015

Student Assistant

Jobindex

Frederiksberg, Denmark

For this recruitment company my main area of responsibility was working with the sales department and external companies to create job ads. This included basic layout and design, HTML formatting, proof-reading and matching the relevant job category.

Education

2015 - 2017

Master of Arts, Communication and IT

University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Master's degree in Communication and IT is focused on the space between people, media and technology. Students gain experience in conducting elaborate user research and teaches them to lead complex innovation processes. The program provides students with a set of skills to evaluate the use og IT systems and networks in relation to the fundamental goals of a company or an organization. Read more about the education here.

2012 - 2015

Bachelor of Arts, Communication and IT

University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Bachelor's degree in Communication and IT combines the studies of humans and IT. As people use IT in their everyday lives, the education focuses on teaching students to think about technology in new ways in order to meet the needs of the users. Students also have the opportunity to work hands-on with designing and developing their own IT solutions throughout their studies. Read more about it here.

Contact

Phone Number
US: +1 (470) 609 6097
DK: +45 21 21 92 36
Email
amalie@strandly.dk