Graphic design to me: finding the ideal way to tell a story.

That’s what gets me going as a designer. I like to analyse the different kinds of media components available as well as the nature of the content, the context and its application to figure out the best way for the story to come across. Then how I might combine these components to create a comprehensible, captivating, inspiring and beautiful experience. Be it an editorial story in a magazine, a complex set of data, an exhibition or a news article.

Below you’ll find my CV and the qualities and skills that has come out of my academic and work experience.

2009–2012

Katedralskolan, Växjö

upper secondary school

Orientation in social sciences with a specialisation in athletics and health.

2014–2015

Linnaeus University

bachelor in journalism

Uncompleted bachelor (75 ECTS). Courses in journalism and media production, notably photography, TV-production, filmmaking, newspaper layout and radio.

2015

Linnaeus University

Course in graphic tools

Basics in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop through a course-long individual project.

2016–2019

Malmö University

Bachelor in Graphic Design

A wide range of courses, from core graphic design skills – mixed up with some product design, interaction design, photography and web development – to visual communication and academic courses with a broader analytical and societal approach.

2018–2019

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, France

Exchange Semester in Digital Design

International Class-concept provided exchange of methodologies, culture and knowledge crossing several design fields and continents. Courses in interface and interaction design, concept development, 3D-modelling, projection mapping and web development, among others. Et un peu de français.

2010/11/12

ICA Kvantum, Färjestaden

Grocery store

Summer employment during two months over three years. Managing deliveries and groceries, general maintenance and customer service.

2012–Present

ICA Kvantum, Växjö

Grocery store

General work in all departments, with specialized knowledge in some, as well as placing orders and evening and weekend supervision.

2013–2014

Tako Ski Rental

ski rental in champoluc, italian alps

Renting out, fitting, servicing of skis and general customer service.

2017–2018

NA Förlag

publisher of educational books

In-house graphic designer, most notably branding, web design, advertising and digitization of books.

2017–2018

Another Next

makers of notebooks

In-house graphic designer. Promotional material (catalogue and pitch-folder), web design, packaging design, retail design, branding and copywriting.
Take a look at the work I did here.

2019

Form/Design Center

Exhibition space for architecture and design in Malmö

Freelance work as graphic designer. I did a few boards for an exhibition on children’s playing opportunities in cities. I also produced a magazine presenting the whole exhibition in printed form.
Take a look at the project here.

Education
Work experience
Personal qualities

Eye for details.

To me good enough isn’t quite good enough. I want to work on the details to deliver someting that feels professional in every aspect to make it feel well thought out and worked on. That said, I’ve also learnt from my jobs in design and at ICA, as well as my education, to balance the want to perfect with the need to get things done quicker. And also into which part of the project to apply my quite perfectionistic personality. 

The bigger picture.

From my studies in journalism and graphic design I’ve learnt to see and work with things from more viewpoints. Partly to ensure whatever I’m working on is considerate towards its environment but also to make it worthwhile, make sure it isn’t just a one trick pony. From my work at NA Förlag and Another Next I’ve also learnt how to ensure a company is cohesive in its communication.

Neat and tidy.

I’ll be frank. The harddrive on my computer is probably as well organised as a library. It’s something I take pride in. Whether that’s a bit cute or just weird is up to you to decide but my need for order is reflected in how I work. I like to structure whatever project I’m working on because I believe it helps me spot mistakes, gaps and opportunities as well as manage the time. Since I’ve been on my own on projects at NA Förlag and Another Next I’ve had a need to practice these skills. It has also helped me when juggling several projects at one time in school or on the fast paced day-to-day nature of the work at ICA. Being organised has also hepled me better cope with stress.

A need to know.

I’m curious to know how things are and work and I’m always eager to learn. It’s probably why I would always choose a documentary over sci-fi or fantasy. And it’s also reflected in my studies in journalism. What it has given me is a little bit of knowledge in a lot of stuff which I believe is valuable when working on comprehensive projects crossing several fields. Even if, I’ll agree, some nerdy facts I know are quite useless.

Strong
Skills

Publication design

Editorial, commercial, magazine, newspaper, book

Photography

Web design

Structure, layout, user experience, comprehension of code

Toolbox

InDesign

Photoshop

Illustrator

Intermediate

Information design

Data visualisation, infographics

Videography

Writing

Editorial, copywriting, relevance assessment

WordPress

HTML, CSS

Microsoft Office

Basic
Interaction design

UX, HMI, usability testing

After Effects
Premiere Pro / Final Cut Pro
3DS Max
Strong
Design skills

Publication design

Editorial, commercial, magazine, newspaper, book

Photography

Web design

Structure, layout, user experience, comprehension of code

Toolbox

InDesign

Photoshop

Illustrator

Intermediate

Information design

Data visualisation, infographics

Videography

Writing

Editorial, copywriting, relevance assessment

WordPress

HTML, CSS

Microsoft Office

Basic
Interaction design

UX, HMI, usability testing

After Effects
Premiere Pro / Final Cut Pro
3DS Max
Design skills
Strong

Publication design

Editorial, commercial, magazine, newspaper, book

Photography

Web design

Structure, layout, user experience, comprehension of code

Intermediate

Information design

Data visualisation, infographics

Videography

Writing

Editorial, copywriting, relevance assessment

Basic
Interaction design

UX, HMI, usability testing

Toolbox
Strong

InDesign

Photoshop

Illustrator

Intermediate

WordPress

HTML, CSS

Microsoft Office

Basic
After Effects
Premiere Pro / Final Cut Pro
3DS Max
How I communicate
I’m native in Swedish and fluent in English. I’m okay in German and have a basic understanding of French and Italian.
Get in touch
I’m always eager to talk about design or get involved in an interesting project. Drop me a line at hello@viktorjonasson.com and let’s chat!
Am I all about design?
Well, you would think as I’m also into interior design, architecture and product design. But when I’m not indulging in this you’ll likely find me outdoors, on a hike or with a pair of skis under my feet. Food and cooking is also close to my heart along with sports and travelling.
Am I all about design?
Well, you would think as I’m also into interior design, architecture and product design. But when I’m not indulging in this you’ll likely find me outdoors, on a hike or with a pair of skis under my feet. Food and cooking is also close to my heart along with sports and travelling.
How I communicate
I’m native in Swedish and fluent in English. I’m okay in German and have a basic understanding of French and Italian.
Get in touch
I’m always eager to talk about design or get involved in an interesting project. Drop me a line at hello@viktorjonasson.com and let’s chat!
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