Simon Friis

Talent/Trainee at WeLovePeople

Copenhagen, Denmark
I'm Simon Friis, born on a farm outside a little town in Denmark.
When I was just a few years old, I grabbed a pencil, started drawing and haven't stopped since.
My love for drawing and illustration has become a visual language for me... a way to see and experience the world.
I am however not an illustrator, but I have used illustration to move into the dimension of Visual communication and Graphic design.

I challenge myself creatively, always trying new platforms, searching for new media or something else entirely... Communication is they key, and to me communication is a story. Everything and everyone has a story to tell. Stories holds memories, emotions, paradoxes and sensations. As a creative one has to work with, nurse, unfold or unravel these stories and communicate them in aesthetic and exciting ways.

//Imagination is more important than knowledge - Albert Einstein

Work Experience


Freelance Art Director

September 2014 - Present Copenhagen, Denmark

We Love People

Art Director

Part of We Love Talent 2013
October 2013 - Present Copenhagen, Denmark

DDB Copenhagen

Creative Intern

Graphic design, concept development, advertisement, digital design, illustration etc.
November 2012 - June 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark

Fonden For Entreprenørskab/Young Enterprise

Graphic Designer

Won the Young Enterprise Design award.
With that came the opportunity to create graphics for the Danish Entrepreneurship Award 2012.

//Micro identity, merchandise, banners etc.
June 2012 - November 2012 Odense, Denmark


We Love Talent

Art Director Trainee

September 2013 - Present Copenhagen, Denmark

School Of Visuel Communication, Haderslev

Bachelor of Arts, Visual Communication

Graphic design, typography, layout, corporate identity, campaign, creative concepts, communication, planning, photography, visualisation, branding etc.
August 2010 - June 2013 Haderslev, Denmark

Business Academy Southwest

AP Degree, Multimedia design and Digital Communication

flowcharts, communication strategy, business analysis, digital communication, design theory, web design, basic programming
August 2008 - July 2010 Esbjerg, Denmark

Esbjerg School Of Culture

Visual Arts Foundation Course

Advanced art class for upcoming young creatives 9 hours a week plus extra work in spare-time.

//sculpting, classical drawing, painting, style history, performance arts, photography etc.
August 2008 - July 2010 Esbjerg, Denmark

Varde Gymnasium

Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination (STX) - Language studies

English, Spanish & Biology
September 2005 - June 2008 Denmark


Danish (Native),
English (Fluent),
Spanish (Beginner),


Danish Entrepreneurship Award

Poster Design Winner


Core77 Design Award

Student Notable - Heart Courage Project


Cannes Lions

Silver - Best Use of Media