An experienced and driven Art Director with knowledge and experience in working with brands and brand development.
My name is Niclas and I’m currently working as an Art Director for Bonnier News in Stockholm. I come from a background of working with graphic design for print, web and motion for both big and small brands. I have worked both with advertisement agencies and as an inhouse designer.
During my time as an Art Director at Bonnier News I’ve worked with and developed their visual identity, focusing on improving and designing for several different brands. Some of the brands I’ve been working with are Dagens industri, Resumé, Dagens Media among others. My work includes designing and developing visual strategies and marketing content. Some of the work I do include 2D animation, web- and print design, event planing and film production for different platforms like social media, events, newsletters and print among others. I’m always looking for new techniques and methods. I’ve adopted a learn-by-doing mentality, and am a quick learner regarding almost any visual media.
Other than producing graphics or animations and developing new concepts, I’ve also been a design mentor for my colleagues and other external designers working on our projects. I make guides and templates for them to follow and I’m experienced in guiding others, holding workshops and leading design meetings together with other designers in our building.
Sustainability is an important part of my work, in both environmental issues as well as social. I believe that both product and marketing should be fair, inclusive and seek to make as small carbon footprint as possible. During my time working for Tekniska verken in Linköping I got a deeper understanding of how both companies and individuals can make a positive impact on the community and environment by looking for green solutions wherever possible. Be it packaging, recycling or joint efforts with other companies.
Other than my work and studies, I’m deeply passionate about creating music and visual art as a way to hone my creativity and to express myself. I play in a death metal band from my hometown and am always keen to play live shows whenever possible. In the little free time I have left, you can usually find me nerding out with my board- and card game friends.
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Indesign
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Premiere
- Adobe Media Encoder
Work & Experiences:
Bonnier News – Art director, graphic designer, motion designer
(2019 – Current)
Tekniska verken – Graphic designer, motion designer
(2015 – 2019)
Freelance – Graphic designer, motiondesigner, web designer
(2018 – 2019)
Världskulturmuseet – Illustrator, graphic designer, motion designer
Markus Reklambyrå – Graphic designer, motion designer
Markus Reklambyrå – Graphic designer intern
Idé Reklambyrå – Graphic designer intern
(2012 – 2013)
School of Motion – Advanced Motion Methods
Hyper Island – Motion Creative
(2018 – 2019)
Yrgo Yrkeshögskola – IP Graphic Production
(2013 – 2015)
Hellidens Folkhögskola – Graphic design
(2011 – 2012)