Martin Ottosson

Senior art director and motion graphics designer

Malmo, Sweden

Work Experience

Post Hats & Details International

Creative Director

Teaming up with long time friend Danijel Stankovic, I co-founded the headwear brand Post Hats & Details in the fall of 2012. Our goal is to produce high quality headwear for everyday use.

Demographic analysts would probably say that we're a streetwear brand but I beg to differ. We're simply a company that make good looking hats.
November 2012 - Present Malmo, Sweden

Varelsen

Director and motion graphic designer

In 2008 me and some former colleagues founded the creative collective Varelsen. We focus mainly on film.
May 2008 - Present Malmo, Sweden

Defekt Media

Owner, designer, art director, freelance

In april 2004 I left my employment to enter the realms of the freelance world. Since then I've been working with various clients from around the world with everything from traditional graphic design to illustration, photography, editorials, directing, motion graphics and web.
April 2004 - Present Malmo, Sweden

Semester Skateboards

Art Director

Skateboard company.
December 2002 - Present Malmo, Sweden

Defekt.se

Editor in chief

Founded in the summer 2000, Defekt.se was over a period of years Sweden's biggest online magazine for core skateboarding features and news. To this day, the web site is still active. I founded the magazine as well as designed and developed it.
June 2000 - Present Malmo, Sweden

Blue Wave

Art Director

In 2003 our little web agency was acquired by the much bigger ditto Blue Wave. Here I stayed remained as Art Director for a year.
April 2003 - March 2004 Malmo, Sweden

Moonwalk Malmo

Art Director

In December 1999 I started working as Art Director at upstart web agency Moonwalk Malmo, which I also co-founded.
December 1999 - March 2003 Malmo, Sweden

Rönngard & Co

Graphic designer

Started as an intern and moved up to freelance graphic designer in both print and multimedia production. Employment by June 1998.
October 1997 - November 1999 Malmo, Sweden

Education

Östra Grevie Folkhögskola

Diploma in graphic design and communications

I didn't have any more time to attend school. I got offered a job. End of story.
August 1995 - May 1998 Malmo, Sweden

Languages

Swedish (Native),
English (Fluent),
German (Beginner),