I believe in clear, simple communication and strong ideas underpinned by conceptual and strategic thinking, and I honour intelligent design executed with precision and finesse.

 

About

I’m a Swedish Designer and Art Director.

With experience from various advertising agencies and design studios my work covers different disciplines of design and has gained both national and international recognition by award institutions such as Communication Arts, Kolla! and International Society of Typographic Designers.

Selected press includes CAP&Design, Communication Arts Typography Annual, Resumé and Typo/graphic posters.

 

Awards and honours

Posters on Politics (US)
People Are & Be Different
Selected designs – poster exhibition (2017)

Communication Arts 2017 Award of Excellence (US)
Sundfrakt – 2015 Annual Report
Communication Arts Typography Competition

2016 International Visual Identity Awards – Gold (UK)
Sundsvall Business Awards
Entertainment category

Shenzhen International Poster Festival (CN)
Rooftop Tours
Selected design – poster exhibition (2016)

Svenska Designpriset 2016 – Nominee (SE)
Sundsvall Business Awards
Identity/Visual identity

Communication Arts 2016 Award of Excellence (US)
Sundfrakt – 2014 Annual Report
Communication Arts Typography Competition

2015 International Visual Identity Awards – Winner (UK)
PK Group
Professional Services category

Kolla! 2014 – Silver (SE)
Rooftop Tours
Graphic design, poster category

ISTD Awards 2014 – Certificate of Excellence (UK)
Sundfrakt – 2013 Annual Report
International Typographic Awards

Svenska Designpriset 2014 – Nominee (SE)
Sundfrakt – 2013 Annual Report
Information design/Annual report/Print

Gender Equality Now! – Selected design (FR)
Please Help Others See It
Poster design (2012)

Kolla! 2012 – Winner (SE)
Booksters
Poster design, open category

 

Philosophy and background

I believe in working in close collaboration with each client and whether it is about developing a visual identity, designing a poster or giving my opinion on your new haircut, I always consider an open and honest dialogue invaluable. I want to know you and I want you to know me. Further I consider an open dialogue with mutual understanding key to all successful design.

I have a degree in media and communication studies through a graphic design program at Linnaeus University. I’ve also studied printing techniques at Mid Sweden University and graphic design at Nottingham Trent University.

 

Contact

I’m always interested in getting in touch with people. If you have an inquiry, a question, suggestion or just want to say hi, don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

hello[at]mattiassahlen.se