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My experience is mostly in media and advertising. I work with print, digital, PR and social media. I have a holistic approach to creativity, a good sense of taste and trends, and I’m sure with deliveries. I handle the whole graphic production process from ideas and sketches to bulletproof artworks for any media. I’m educated in print production and a self-taught professional in digital media.

I like challenges and get excited over conceptualizing – I aim to make design that summarizes and stands out. The most important thing for me at work is the synergy between inspiring people – both clients and colleagues. With a high ceiling, we can make anything! 
 

Location

Stockholm

 

Profile

 

Areas of Expertise

• Art direction & graphic design

• Originals for print & digital

• Web design & social media

• Presentations & sales material

• Photography & retouch

 

Strengths

Creative and experienced, accurate, loyal, flexible and a positive team player.

 

Software

• Adobe: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator & Acrobat Pro

• Online: Wordpress & Squarespace

• Presentations: Powerpoint & Keynote

 

Brand Experience

Aftonbladet, ATG, BioArctic, Blossa, Bodyshop, Bonnier, Candelize, Coop, Cubus, Décleor, Diesel, Electrolux, Eleven.se, Esprit, Fabege, Fyndiq, Hem&Villa, Humana, Husqvarna, Kellogg’s, Lee Jeans, Lindex, L’Oréal, Lumene, MinBarnkammare.se, Nobia, Orosanmälan.se, Orrefors Kosta Boda, Rum21, Scandic Hotels, SL, Telia Sonera IC, Tempur, Vero Moda, Willys and many more.

 

 

Work

 

Art Director

Savills Sweden Investment, since August 2019.

Graphic Designer

Freelance with my own company, 2013–2019

I took assignments within graphic design and strategy, and implemented them from sketches to complete originals. My biggest clients were agencies in advertising, PR & events.

 

Operative Art Director

Bonnier Tidskrifter Sales, 2011–2013

I was visually responsible for Bonnier Tidskrifters B2B activities such as advertising and event development. I was also responsible for production of sales material towards advertisers. For the creative sales department I produced concepts and layout for advertorials in Bonnier’s different magazines.

 

Moonlighting

• Advertising agency Sweet Creatives, Stockholm 2008–2011. Art Director’s assistant.

• Responsibility positions within service, Stockholm 2006–2010. Restaurant/café and supermarket.

• Next, Paris 2006. Internship at modeling agency’s office.

 

 

Studies

 

Art Direction

Berghs School of Communication, spring 2013

10-week evening courses, twice a week + group assignments and self studies

 

Graphic Institute, PhD

Stockholm University, 2009–2011

A broad graphic education focusing on marketing, visual communication, graphic design and printing techniques. A combination of professional knowhow and academic studies.

 

The Big Art Course

Konstskolan in Stockholm, fall 2008

Basal education of classic artistic techniques such as sketching, painting, sculpture and graphics.

 

Other full-time studies, 2007–2009

• Various courses in graphic production, NTI-skolan

• Fashion Studies, Stockholm University

• French, Stockholm University

 
 

 

LET'S GET IN TOUCH

+46 739 699 236

nina.gardo@gmail.com

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