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Fredrik Nilsson
2nd May 1981, Umeå, Sweden

info[at]coffeeiscreativity[dot]com

Born and raised in the north of Sweden by influential parents I have developed a creative lust which was manifested already at an early age. Drawing animals, building Lego structures and creating collages simply evolved into computer generated images, film editing, webdesign and art.

My upbringing also taught me to be a good listener and neighbor, to be ambitious and never give up as well as to enjoy the good things, moments and tastes of life. I am a curious person who has an insatiable appetite for new knowledge and experiences. Science, biology and psychology are close to my heart. Moreover I think studying people and behaviors are very interesting and equally important to create great designs.

When I first was enlightened about industrial design I instantly felt it was something for me. A channel to outlet my creativity and curiosity of the world; creating good and useful products for the people and for our society.

 

 

Work experience

2015 - present
Designer
Howl Design Studio
Stockholm, Sweden

2011 - 2015
Designer
Husqvarna AB - Global Design Department
Stockholm, Sweden

2010-2011 - 5 months
Designer
Atlas Copco - Industrial Design Competence Center
Örebro, Sweden

2009 - 1 Month
3D Modeller Sketch Up- Contract work
Interactive Institute
Umeå, Sweden

2009 - 3 Month
Project Coordinator
UID Degree Show and UID Design Talks Event
Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden

2008-2009 - 20 Weeks
Master Degree Project
Volvo Construction Equipment, Göteborg, Sweden

2008 - 3 Month
Project Coordinator
UID Degree Show and Momentum Design Event
Umeå Insitute of Design, Sweden

2007 - 10 Weeks
Design Intern
Toyota Boshoku
Toyotashi, Achi Perfecture, Japan

2005-2006 - 10 Weeks
Bachelor Degree Project
SAAB Automobile AB, Trollhättan, Sweden

2005 - 1 month
Service Designer
Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå Municipality
Umeå, Sweden

2005 - 10 Weeks
Design Internship
Reload Design, Stockholm, Sweden

2004 - 1 Week
Design Internship
A&E Design, Stockholm, Sweden

2002 - 1 month
Fire Decontamination
Pensab, Umeå, Sweden

2002 - 3 month
Design Interhsip
Avista Arkitekter, Umeå, Sweden

1998 - Present
Graphic Designer / Webdesigner
Umefast AB, Umeå, Sweden

1998 - 1999
"Creative Director"
Vision Marketing, Umeå Sweden
One year course in entrepreneurship

Education

2006-2009
Advanced Product Design
Master programme
Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden

2003-2006
Industrial Design
Bachelor programme
Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden

2002-2003
FIDU - Förberedande Industridesignutbildningen
Preparatory industrial design school
Post secondary school
Hällerfors, Sweden

2000-2001
Military Service - Tactical Response Team
ING3, Boden, Sweden
National CBRN Defence Center, Umeå, Sweden

1997-2000
Social Science Programme- Economics (SP)
Östra Gymnasium, Umeå, Sweden

Software knowledge

Windows 3.5 - Vista
MAC OSX Tger - Snowleopard
Microsoft Office 2000 - 2008
Adobe Photoshop 5 - CS4
Adobe Illustrator 10 - CS4
Adobe InDesign 2 - CS4
Adobe Dream Weaver MX - CS4
Adobe Flash 4 - CS4
Adobe Premiere 4 - CS4



Autodesk Alias 10 - 2010
Solid Works 200 5- 2008
Poser 3 - 7
Google SketchUp 1 - 7
Bunkspeed Hypershot
Autodesk ImageStudio 3
Autodesk Sketchbook 2 - 2009
Corel Painter 7 - 9
Keynote 2008 - 2009

Interests

- Sailing, snowboarding and all kinds of sports
- Hunting and fishing and spending time in the forest
- Music, movies, art, photography and paying guitar
- Cooking
- Carpentry work
- Travelling

Driving Licence

Class B licence (Passanger Car)

Language Skills

Swedish
English
Spanish
German
Japanese



Mother Tongue
Fluent
Basics
Basics
Bits and pieces

Awards and honors

2009 - Guldmyran (Golden Ant) by Myra Design - Concept Motor Grader
2007 - IF Concept Award - Autnomous Tram
2007 - I.D. Magazine Student Review - Autonomous Tram
2007 - Peoples Choice - Voting in Stockholm City Magazine - Autonomous Tram
1999 - Ung Företagsamhet - Best Innovation - Vision Marketing(Advertisement on parking machines)
1999 - Ung Företagsamhet - 2nd Best Product - Vision Marketing
1999 - Ung Företagsamhet - 2nd Best Company - Vision Marketing

Media coverage

2009 - Designad i Umeå - Norbert Andersson - Book about Umeå Institute of Design
2009 - Disajn och Konstvärlden nr2 - "För stor för osten"
2008 - Toyota Collage nr 1 - "Svensk Design hos Toyota"
2007 - SPP4 Espresso - Radio Interview about the Toyota Internship
2007 - Västerbottens Kuriren - "Design i världsklass"
2007 - City Stockholm - "Stockholmare vill åka dubbeldäckare"
2006 - TV4 Nyheterna - TV reportage/Interview - Accessible seat belt
2005 - Design Sketching - Olofsson & Sjögren - Sketch tutorial book

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