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.
Experience
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)
Education
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
Skills
Art Direction, Brand Strategy, Creative Direction, Creative Strategy, Design, Design Strategy, Event Design, Packaging Design, Print, Social Media, Strategy
Program/Software: 
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
Languages: 
Norwegian | first language
English | fluent
Printer | advanced (this is by far the most useful language I speak)​​​​​​​
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