Arnar Fells

Creative director

Reykjavik, Iceland
Connecting words and pixels for the greater good

Work Experience


Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO of the Faktorý, a concert venue and bar in Reykjavík.
Faktorý was voted: Best newcomer bar in Reykjavík 2011, and Best all around bar in Reykjavík 2012, by Reykjavík Grapevine magazine.
Faktorý was the birthplace of many of Iceland´s top musicians including international superstars Of Monsters and Men.
June 2010 - August 2013 Iceland


Founder and Production Manager

Founder and CEO of the commercial agency Föðurlandið.
The company specialized in motion graphics and TV commercials.
My main role was production management and customer relations.
I sold the company in 2010.
June 2005 - August 2010 Iceland


Journalist and Photographer

Journalist and photographer for Intro, multimedia and publishing company.
May 2001 - July 2004 Iceland

Iceland Design And Architecture


Editor-in-chief of HA magazine – Icelandic design and architecture. Published by the Icelandic Design Centre / now: Iceland Design and Architecture
September 2014 - January 2018 Reykjavik, Iceland

Arnar&Arnar Design Studio

Art director / designer

Design for the greater good
April 2018 - Reykjavik, Iceland

Íslenska – Advertising Agency

Creative Director

do good
November 2020 - Reykjavik, Iceland


Iceland Academy Of The Arts

B.A. degree in Graphic Design

The Iceland Academy of Arts
B.A. degree in graphic design
Grade: Dux award for final project and B.A. theses
2010 - 2013 Reykjavík, Iceland


Diploma in Photography

IDEB Design School Barcelona
Diploma in photography
Grade: Notable - (High performance)
2003 - 2004 Barcelona, Spain

Reykjavik University


August 2018 - June 2020 Reykjavik, Iceland


Icelandic (Native),
English (Advanced),
Spanish (Conversational),


FÍT – Association Of Icelandic Graphic Designers Design Awards

Gold award for book design – The gift to the people (Gjöfin til íslenskrar alþýðu)