In 2018 founded marketing design company "Constructive Design” offering different types of design solutions to improve the company's image.
Steps leading to opening “Constructive Design” began as a student taking part in the student innovation platform Demola. Where I had my first experience with wayfinding design challenges. I offered an idea about an interactive personal map machine. It included personal wayfinding maps and other guiding systems for airport services in Riga International Airport. The proposed solution got the second stage of innovations of that year.
The Design Studio H2E is a multi-disciplinary, award-winning design company offering a wide range of services for both - public and private sectors. They develop complex design solutions for graphic, interior, product and exhibition design spheres.
Design Studio H2E believes that the environment in which we live, the things and services we use must be qualitative, functional and easy to understand.
Since 2016, Dagnija Balode has served as Partner and Chief Business Oﬃcer at Design Studio H2E.
Previous to becoming Partner and Chief Business Officer, Dagnija Balode was a Project Manager for several projects in Latvia and abroad in the ﬁeld of graphic, interior and exhibition design as well the wayﬁnding. The most recent exhibition design projects are “Aluksne Banitis Station”, “Jānis Čakste’s House”, the Latvian War Museum exhibition “The Latvian Population during the First World War”, and the Riga Motor Museum’s permanent exhibition.
Inguna Elere is the Co-founder and Lead Designer of Design Studio H2E. Design strategies, concepts, interior, exposition and graphic design are her daily life. Inguna Elere holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Environmental Art from the Art Academy of Latvia. She is now a Professor at the Design Department of the Art Academy of Latvia.
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Last week Seoul, this week Riga! Throughout “Membership March,” SEGD is traveling the world to introduce you to our international chapters. This week Ingūna Elere (Partner, Design Studio H2E) reports from Riga, Latvia, where “networking and being part of the world’s larger professional community” has helped Latvian designers get through the Covid crisis. In turn, Latvian designers, inspired by their country’s own historical challenges, are aiding Ukrainians fleeing the destruction of their home country.
Watch: CDO/Creative Lead Ingūna Elere, and Chief Business Officer Dagnija Balode, of Design Studio H2E (Riga, Latvia) talk about the current pandemic's affect on design paradigms, part of the second day of Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW. The Global Roundtable Discussion begins at 11:15 AM EDT on Thursday, September 17.