Dedicated Graphic Designer with 10+ years experience, including Art Direction in New York City. 
Extensive project management skills, including strategy development setting for cross-departmental initiatives. 
Experience with large-scale out-of-home advertising campaigns in Times Square, from idea creation, and production to execution. 
Curious and tech-savvy problem solver with user experience focus. 
I am an organizer who likes to create and introduce new systems and methods to make things work efficiently. I thrive when I have a clear goal to work towards. 
Looking for a job with concept development, strategy setting, and art direction.
Co-Founder & Creative Director | YEAIKNOW, LLC
Design Studio | New York, USA
March 2015–current
• Developed and evolved customer relationships, and negotiated contracts and collaboration terms
• Spearheaded strategic planning and business development 
• Continuously collaborated with the Arts and Creative institutions in Manhattan, including galleries, universities, foundations, and businesses
• Executed concept development, branding, systematic integration, and production—A to Z process and care for clients
• Lead and participated in design panels, guest lectures, and workshops

Creative Lead, Marketing & Communications | New York Cares, Inc.
Nonprofit | New York, USA 
Apr 2018–Aug 2021
• Lead creative and design for NYC’s largest volunteer organization, mobilizing 60,000+ volunteers, serving 475,000 clients annually 
• Developed marketing and brand strategy, standardizing visual consistency within office, print, and digital touchpoints
• Designed and produced 10 ad campaigns in Times Square from idea to execution, estimated annual reach 325 million impressions 
• Redesigned email newsletter to improve clickthrough rate by 500% 
• Rethink marketing strategy for main email list of 200,000, resulting in increased individual donations
• Execute event branding and promotion for fundraising events, generating $250K annually 
• Gained 1.1M views on GIPHY in 12 months
• Recruited and managed seven design and video interns 
• Pioneered and formalized cross-department project management processes using Asana, Slack, and LinkedIn Learning

Design & Production Manager | New York Cares, Inc.
Nonprofit | New York, USA 
Oct 2015–Apr 2018
• Produced concept development and production of all external print jobs
• Executed print, web, and video advertising campaigns, including Times Square
• Revamped brand consistency, with a focus on social media
• Coordinated project management across departments
• Streamlined internal workflows to improve efficiency by introducing request forms in Google Form and Asana
• Corresponded and negotiated costs with suppliers
• Mobilized 30 volunteer photographers

Owner & Designer | Eivor Pedersen, grafisk design
Design Studio | Bodø, Norway/New York, USA
June 2011–May 2016
• Delivered concept development, brand identities, and production
• Established customer relationships • Consulted clients on strategy

Graphic designer | BØK AS (previously Laboremus Oslo AS)​​​​​​​
Publishing | Oslo, Norway
June 2014–Aug 2014
April 2013–Aug 2013
• Produced layout and design of textbooks (200-400 pages) for publishers 
• Created technical illustration
• Executed image editing
• Oversaw printing
• Gained advanced InDesign knowledge of styles and GREP (paragraphs, characters, objects, tables)

Typographer | Avisa Nordland
Newspaper | Bodø, Norway 
Oct 2011–Jan 2013
• Produced layout of print newspaper using QuarkXPress
• Designed front pages
• Lead typographer on the late shift
• Oversaw export and preflight for print production
• Corresponded with printing facility
• Produced two magazines, including idea, concept development, and execution
• Executed advertisement production (from full pages to announcements)
MFA Design, Designer as Entrepreneur
School of Visual Arts | New York, NY, USA

Bachelor, Media Design
NTNU in Gjøvik (previously Gjøvik University College) | Gjøvik, Norway

Semester, Exchange Program in Creative Arts
University of Wollongong | Wollongong, Australia​​​​​​​
Exhibitions & Awards
ART4JOY | The Joyful Heart Foundation, New York | September 2019
DEPTH | Science Gallery Detroit, Detroit | June 8–August 17, 2019
Gesamtkunstwerk Show | New York | October 2015
Emprise |​​​​​​ New York | April 2015
Obsoletely Fabulous | New York | May 2014
Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 | Semifinalist Illustration
Art Direction, Brand Strategy, Creative Direction, Creative Strategy, Design, Design Strategy, Event Design, Packaging Design, Print, Social Media, Strategy
Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effect, Premiere, Bridge, Connect), Asana, Drupal, Figma, Funraise, Google Drive, HTML/CSS, LucidChart, Mailchimp, Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, WordPress
Norwegian | first language
English | fluent
Printer | advanced (this is by far the most useful language I speak)​​​​​​​
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