18 October    11:11

OBJECTIVE

As an architect, interior designer, graphic artist, textiles, furniture designer, and builder my work fuses modern aesthetics with advanced technique, material, and construction.

Since 2006 I have been managing my own design studio within a wide range of projects as well as taking on freelance positions with larger architect/design studios. I am seeking a career in the field of architecture/furniture/product design that utilizes my skills and professional experience;

  • Work well with vendors across commercial, private, and public sectors,
  • Proficient in computer aided drawing and hand sketching drafts,
  • Take concepts to tangible creations while effectively managing all resources,
  • Created unique architectural designs according to client's demand,
  • Designed presentation layouts using 3-dimensional CAD software,
  • Participated in client/designer meetings
  • Skillful at architectural model building using a variety of materials.

EXPERIENCE

Claesson Koivisto Rune Architect Office, 2005-Present
Hotel Howff - Shinjuku. Tokyo, 2007
Project Lead/First Architect/Product development/Model builder

  • Interior Designer and Architect
  • Designed custom textiles, wallpapers and furniture
  • Liaison between the office and Re-Plus in Japan
  • Responsible for choosing/purchasing artwork
  • Outside entrance/facade design

Hotel Kaiyo - Shinjuku, Tokyo, 2007
Project Lead/First Architect/Product development/Model builder

  • Interior Designer and Architect
  • Designed custom textiles, wallpapers and furniture
  • Oversaw the 2007 interior renovation
  • Liaison between the office and Re-Plus in Japan

Monica Förster Design Studio, 2007-Present
Officeline - Lei Office chair for women 2009
Project Lead/Product development/model builder

  • Finished design proposals, sketches, 3D plans etc.
  • Conducted research and developed a new movement connected to the lumbar support together with maneuver levers, now patented
  • Liaison between the office, the ergonomist and the producer COFEMO in Italy
  • Designed multi functional, (also patented), textiles in collaboration with textile company Kvadrat
  • Designed exhibition booth for the 2009 Stockholm Furniture Fair project launch
  • Onsite supervisor in Italy and at the Furniture Fair

Fritz Hansen - Sofa proposal, 2008
Project Lead/Product development

  • Created four sofa designs for a new product line
  • Managed the design construction and labor from star to finish
  • Lead a team of assistants through construction execution
  • Compiled final executive presentation

Kateha Carpets, Stockholm Furniture Fairs, 2008
Space design/Project supervisor

  • Onsite supervisor
  • Designed furniture and displays
  • Built installation art piece featuring the carpets
  • Created the overall look and feel of the set

Östermalmstorg Subway - A meeting point, 2007
Project leader/product development/model builder

  • Collaborated on the design of the ticket hall pavilion
  • Designed seating sculptures and glass prints
  • Built the 3D presentation model in glass
  • Completed the presentation material for the city committee

Georg Jensen AB, Denmark - Jewellery, Rings, 2007
Project leader/product development/model builder

  • Collaborated on the design of two new rings
  • Created the 3D plans ready for instant prototyping and for finished gold cast

Henrik Andersson Arkitektur och Design Studio
Wallmans Salonger Restaurant, Stockholm - New lounge and restrooms, 2007
First architect/Designer

  • Oversaw the completion of the renovation
  • Liaison between client and contractor
  • Onsite supervisor

Lars Wallin Couture - Stockholm, Sweden
Designer

  • Shoe collection wall display, 2003
  • Produced the Lars Wallin vs. Svenskt Tenn (Swedish Tin) exhibition, 2004
  • Planned the Concept Store at Sture Arcade, 2006
  • Created the collection logo for ”The Royal Collection”, 2006
  • Oversaw the redesign and the completion of the new showroom, Humlegårdsgatan, 2008

Sofi Bonde Singer/ Songwriter, Atlantic Records - Sweden 2009
Graphic Designer

  • Sofi Bonde Logo design and first concept layout
  • Stylist, Photographer and clothes designer for “Heartbling” single and photoshoot

Pistill Sensual Luxury Products - Stockholm, Sweden, 2010
Graphic Designer

  • Developing an in-house product line of oils and underwear for women
  • Updating logo, concept and promotion material

Steve Angello, Size Records - Sweden
Graphic Designer

  • Redesigned Size Records look adding new structure and business cards, 2009
  • Created new logos for Steve Angello, Steve Angello Web Shop and labels for Champagne and Water bottles, 2009
  • Initiation and supervision of concept and completion of layout for Steve Angello Web Shop for merchandise, 2010
  • Continuous custom design for all merchandise, 2010

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (M.A) - Interior Architecture and Furniture Design
Konstfack School of Fine Arts - Stockholm, Sweden 2006

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.A) - Interior Architecture and Furniture Design
Konstfack School of Fine Arts - Stockholm, Sweden 2004

Furniture Design
Tohoku University of Art And Design - Yamagata, Japan 2004

Furniture Carpentry
Grebbestads Folk High School - Grebbestad, Sweden 1999/2001

Art History
University of Lund - Lund, Sweden 1999

Art and Design
Ängelholms Secondary School - Ängelholm, Sweden 1996/1998

Scholarship
Swedish Order of Freemasons Scholarship for Furniture Design 2004

COMPUTER SKILLS

Adobe Illustrator CS4

Rhinoceros 3D 4.0

Adobe InDesign CS4

Autodesk AutoCad

Adobe Photoshop CS4

Microsoft Office Suite