Christian Hushovd

Communications Adviser / designer

Oslo, Norway
Hi. I'm a graphic designer from Oslo, Norway. As a designer I strive to make information easy understandable and accessible to everyone. I specialise in effective, minimalistic and user-friendly design for digital and printed media. Design is not merely decoration but should help the make the message stand out and support brand identity.

I'm an experienced developer of new visual identities for various companies as well as a production designer. I have also been lucky to have made use of existing identity programs to develop advertising campaigns, magazines, programs, webdesign, content for social media and conference material.

I handle Adobe Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop with ease. I also have experience in Premiere and have basic AfterEffects skills.

I currently work as a communication adviser to the Conservative Party of Norway making sure all visual communication in our organisation are consistent and updated with the latest changes. In my day-to day-work I help visualising policy-proposals - making politics accessible to everyone – on every platform. I also help with weekly production of printed and online designs. This includes material for conferences. Invitations, badges, programs, presentations, social media.

My work also includes updating and modernising the visual identity.

Previously I worked three years as a graphic designer at Coor Media were I got to work with clients like ISF, DNV GL, Thenamaris Ship Management, Applica, Coor Service Management, Signal Maritime and The Norwegian Association of Optometry. I made the visual identity for ISF (Norsk Informasjonssikkerhetsforum) and Signal Maritime.

I also have a passion for photography, jazz ... and Cadillacs! :)

Work Experience

Høyres Stortingsgruppe

Communication advisor

Graphic designer and caretaker of the visual identity. Graphic brand management and developer. Renewing content for new and old media platforms. Keeping the organization consistent in all visual market communication.
December 2015 - Norway

Coor Media

Graphic designer

Graphic designer at Coor Media. I work with a varied group of clients. Business-to-business and consumer marketing. I worked with marketing campaigns, visual identities and graphics for web including social media. Work combined concept development with graphic production (advertsing, magazines, advertsing, programs and more)

Clients:

▪ ISF (Norsk Informasjonssikkerhetsforum): Webpage, Visual Identity, marketing material, conference material
▪ Signal Maritime: Visual Identity, digital elements
▪ Synsinformasjon: Bli Optiker: Webpage, Visual Identity, Recruiting Campaign
▪ NOF: Optikeren Magazine re-design
▪ DNV GL: digital campaigns, visual Identity elements, advertising, GUI web/programs, brochures, magazines, illustrations, icons, HSE campaign ad-campaign/graphics
▪ Thenamaris: Visual Identity manual, marketing marierial internal/external
▪ Applica: Photography
▪ Coor Service Management: Webpage, App-GUI design, web-design for several services, Direct Marketing, advertsing, HSE campaign graphics

Graphic design, GUI, Art Direction
October 2012 - November 2015 Norway

Hushovd Design

Graphic designer

Designbyrå starter med min bror. Ulke oppdrag for små kunder
September 2002 - October 2012 Oslo, Norway

Oslo Kommune

Teacher media and communication + marketing

Teacher media and communication + marketing responsibility
Teacher Graphic design
May 2004 - September 2012 Norway

Rezer

AD Assistent

December 2003 - April 2004 Oslo, Norway

Thommessen

Freelance deisgner

May 2003 - November 2003 Oslo, Norway

Innoventi

AD Assistent

September 2002 - May 2003 Arendal, Norway

Idefagskolen

In house designer / teacher

Teacher New media. And in-house designer
July 1999 - July 2002 Norway

Education

Idefagskolen

New Media
August 1998 - July 1999 Tonsberg, Norway

Arendal Gymnas

August 1993 - June 1996 Arendal, Norway

Languages

English (Fluent),
Norwegian (Native),

Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Programs, Final Cut Pro, Graphic Design, Handwriting, Illustrator, Layout Design, Premiere, Typography, Visual Identity,