I´m a former DDB Worldwide and BBDO creative currently working as a Graphic Designer for the global active lifestyle company Thule. A position that involves me in the daily production of the graphic, conceptual and visual communication for Thule´s outdoor segment. Prior to this position I have worked as a Senior Graphic Designer for the global branding company Avery Dennison with clients such as Helly Hansen, Swix, BJ Sport, Lindex and Stadium. As mentioned I have as well worked as an Art Director/Graphic Designer for the global advertising agencies DDB Worldwide and BBDO in Riga/Latvia. At DDB Worldwide I worked with ATL projects for LMT (the biggest mobile network operator in Latvia), other local companies, branding projects, corporate identities, pitches, web design ideas etc. At BBDO I worked in the MARS team with ATL and BTL projects for brands such as Snickers, M&Ms, Whiskas, other local companies, pitches, commercials etc. Previous to my years in Riga, I have worked with Graphic design/Art direction both in Sweden and Australia. I hold a Masters degree and a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design from Queensland College of Art (Australia), a Diploma Of Graphic Design from Forsbergs Graphic Design School (Sweden) and a Diploma Of Communication in Advertising from Berghs School Of Communication (Sweden). 

I see myself as a global, creative, conceptual and organized Graphic Designer/Art Director with both teamwork and individual qualities. I always strive to achive creative and strong visual solutions. I strongly believe in simplicity and the power of proper research. My ambition is to continue to grow as a creative by challenging myself and thus enhance my skills and as well be open to failure and success. 

 Specialties: Graphic design, art direction, creative direction, branding and corporate identity, design research, photography, conceptual and creative ideas, visual communication.

Work Samples

  • Portfolio

Work History

  • Graphic Designer

    • Thule Group
    • Malmö, Sweden
    • Aug 2013 - Present (1 year 2 months)

    Graphic Designer involved in the daily production of the graphic, conceptual and visual communication for Thule´s outdoor segment.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Le Retour Aux Sources
    • Malmö, Sweden
    • 2009 - Present (5 years)

    Graphic Designer (freelance work, on a distance) involved in the graphic production of various book covers for the french publishing house Le Retour Aux Sources, who distributes books via the web and network booksellers.

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    • Avery Dennison
    • Malmö, Sweden
    • 2010 - 2013 (3 years)

    Senior Graphic Designer involved in the daily production with branding projects for clients such as Helly Hansen, Lindex, H & M, Roskilde Festival etc and as well responsible for the creative department.

  • Graphic Designer/Art Director

    • DDB Worldwide
    • Riga, Latvia
    • Jan 2009 - Dec 2009 (11 months)

    Graphic Designer/Art Director involved in the daily production with projects for LMT (the biggest mobile network operator in Latvia), other local companies, branding projects, pitches, web design ideas etc.

  • Graphic Designer/Art Director

    • BBDO
    • Riga, Latvia
    • 2007 - 2009 (2 years)

    Graphic Designer/Art Director involved in the daily production as a part of the MARS team working with brands such as Snickers, M&Ms, Whiskas, Sheba, other local companies, pitches etc.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Injectum B2B Marketing
    • Helsingborg, Sweden
    • 2007 - 2007

    Graphic Designer involved in the daily print production with B2B clients such as Perstorp and Tetra Pak.

  • Graphic Designer

    • JSA Design
    • Brisbane, Australia
    • 2004 - 2004

    Graphic Designer involved in the daily graphic production, with an opportunity to present own ideas for different projects.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Liveworm Studio
    • Brisbane, Australia
    • 2004 - 2004

    Graphic Designer and part of the design team at the inhouse design studio Liveworm at Queensland College of Art, working with mixed clients and projects.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Carisma Skyltdesign
    • 1996 - 2003 (7 years)

    Graphic designer with full responsibility of the graphic production for all sorts of clients and companies.

Education

  • Medborgarskolan - Malmö, Sweden

    • Diploma of Webdesign Webdesign
    • 2012 - 2012

    The foundations in Dreamweaver CS5, HTML, CSS via lectures shaped as workshops.

  • Queensland College Of Art/Griffith University - Brisbane, Australia

    • Master Of Design Graphic Design
    • 2005 - 2005

    A Master structure based on individual research projects with guidance from a supervisor, to develop skills to be able to present solutions at both practical, creative and strategic high levels. Semester one: The comparative study ”Branding - A System Of Belief?”. A thesis asking the question ”Have the modern phenomenon of branding assimilated the iconography and coding used in religious systems, in order to promote itself as an alternative religion in our society?”. Semester two: The design research project “Pictograms - A Visual Language”. Based on my research of the public transport company Translink in Brisbane, with a creative outcome of how Translink’s pictogram system can be improved graphically, to communicate better.

  • Queensland College Of Art/Griffith University - Brisbane, Australia

    • Bachelor Of Design Graphic Design
    • 2003 - 2004

    An academic structure, with a crossmix of creative studio assignments and art theory subjects, with a Design Graduate show as the finale. Done in two years, due to previous education.

  • Forsbergs Graphic Design School - Malmö, Sweden

    • Diploma Of Graphic Design Graphic Design
    • 2001 - 2002

    Creative studio assignments and workshops with short deadlines throughout the year, with a Graduate show as the finale.

  • Berghs School Of Communication - Malmö, Sweden

    • Diploma Of Communication in Advertising Advertising
    • 1994 - 1995

    A crossmix of art direction and copywriting, in the shape of creative studio assignments, with marketing theory as a complementary subject, with a Graduate show as the finale.

Specialties

Awards

GOLDEN HAMMER - International Advertising Festival 2008, Diploma (Shortlisted), Snickers for Triecienspeks Magazine (Print Ad - BBDO) ADWARDS - Latvian Art Directors Club Award 2009, Diploma (Shortlisted), Snickers for Triecienspeks Magazine (Print Ad - BBDO)

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