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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
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sep 2014Present
Freelance Art Director
Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 2013Present
Art Director
Part of We Love Talent 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 2012Jun 2013
Creative Intern
Graphic design, concept development, advertisement, digital design, illustration etc.
Odense, Denmark
Jun 2012Nov 2012
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.
Education
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sep 2013Present
Art Director Trainee
Haderslev, Denmark
Aug 2010Jun 2013
Bachelor of Arts, Visual Communication
Graphic design, typography, layout, corporate identity, campaign, creative concepts, communication, planning, photography, visualisation, branding etc.
Esbjerg, Denmark
Aug 2008Jul 2010
AP Degree, Multimedia design and Digital Communication
flowcharts, communication strategy, business analysis, digital communication, design theory, web design, basic programming
Esbjerg, Denmark
Aug 2008Jul 2010
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.
Denmark
Sep 2005Jun 2008
Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination (STX) - Language studies
English, Spanish & Biology
Languages
 
Danish (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Beginner)
Awards
2012
Poster Design Winner
2013
Student Notable - Heart Courage Project
2013
Silver - Best Use of Media