Background


It all started for me for real when I got hooked on Cyberpunk in the mid 90s. When we replaced our Ataris with pc's I got into designing ansi/ascii for the modem powered bulletin board systems along with doing graphics for the party driven demo scene. Spent most of school doing pixel graphics and music spun up on the hype around Spray & Razorfish.

So fresh out of graduation I jumped on my first job as a designer in the spring of 2000. Saw the boom and the crash. Kicked around a bunch of studios mixed with freelance commissions for some years. Spent some time working Cafe's during the slow years. Got bored with that and started my own company in 2006 to capitalize on the upturn. Applied to Hyper Island to study in digital media program. I guess i wanted to tap in to whatever art school vibe I felt i missed out on spending years doing corporate design.

After the year in school I got an internship at Your Majesty in New York the summer of 2008, and when they offered to get me on full time i stuck around. Staid on through 2011 and moved over to London in the beginning of 2012 to join Stinkdigital as an Art Director. Recently Joined Fantasy Interactive's brand new London Office and will be design with them from now on.

i am an art director working with design, mainly in the digital interactive space.
i sometimes also put my hand to printed works as well as film and animation.



Specialties

Art direction, web, print design, animation and photography


Awards


Cannes Lions — Gold, Clothing, Footwear & Accessories — Geox Amphibiox
Cannes Lions — Silver, Photography — Geox Amphibiox
Cannes Lions — Bronze, Best use of Branded Content & Sponsorship — Geox Amphibiox
Cannes Lions — Bronze, User Experience — Geox Amphibiox
Cannes Lions — Silver, Interactive Film — Nike: My Time Is Now
Cannes Lions — Bronze, Interactive Video — Nike: My Time Is Now
Cannes Lions — Bronze, User Experience — Nike: My Time Is Now
Oneshow — Interactive Gold Website And Consumer Goods — Nike: My Time Is Now
Oneshow — Interactive Gold User Experience Design / Visual Design — Geox AmphibioxFWA — Site of the Day — Nike: My Time Is Now
FWA — Site of the Day — Geox Amphibiox


Canon - Beyond the Still — Communicator Awards - Other - Distinction
Canon - Beyond the Still — Creativity 41 - Consumer Website - Honorable Mention

True North Snacks — Pixel Awards - Commerce - Winner
True North Snacks — Creativity 39 - Gold
True North Snacks — Davey Awards - Gold

Cisco - The Realm — HOW Magainze's Interactive Annual - Merit
Cisco - The Realm — Creativity 39 - Gold

FWA Site of the Day — The Good Food Fight @ C+B Europe
FWA Site of the Day — Fight for the Flavor @ C+P Europe




Publications:


00 Vol 1 - Black Material — Published by Collective V

Portfolio Feature — Bovee & Thill, Business Communication Essentials, Pearson Publishing.

Brasil Cine — ADWEEK Talent Gallery
Brasil Cine — Redusers Magazine Argentina : Visual Pleasure Double spread

Various Posters — FONT - Classic Typefaces for Contemporary Graphic Design, Rotovision




Past

September 2012 – October 2013
Art Director at Fantasy Interactive London

January 2012 – August 2012
Art Director at Stinkdigital London

July 2008 – December 2011
Art Director at Your Majesty NYC

Nov 2009 - Jan 2010
Freelance designer at Blast Radius Amsterdam

August 2007 – June 2009
Student at Hyper Island
2 year Digital Media avet diploma course

November 2007 – April 2008
Art Director at Duke
Clients: Melodifestivalen Karlskrona

April 2007 – June 2007
Freelancer, Flashdeveloper at Daddy
Flashdevelopment and artdirection.

February 2005 – August 2006
Ad / Webdeveloper at Aisofos

June 2002 – February 2003
Ad / Webdeveloper at Interaktiva Ideer
Design & Webdevelopment in flash.

September 2001 – August 2002
Ad / Webdeveloper at Adiuvo

July 2000 – September 2001
Webdesigner at Citat

Clients: Capio, Ericsson, St Gorans
Hospital, Nova Medical



Contact


Need ideation, designs or animations? I'm taking on small to midsize projects off site
and on off hours. erik at elapse.se to discuss.