KIRSTEN SWENSEN

About me

 
 

“I enjoy figuring out how to make things beautiful.”

 

I gained my Bachelor in Photography, Design & Multimedia at the Art Academy St. Joost. After that I worked as a VJ for a while, and traveled for bit. After this temporary career my heart fell in love with visual design, storytelling through visuals and creating visual identities for people as a freelancer.

I balance my flexible job with working for professionals, multinationals and personal creative work, like photography, awareness campaigns and design work, which led to an opportunity to give a TEDx talk. I believe in a life where work and play are intertwined. Meditation, exploration and creating a more conscious world are very important to me, they are the driving force behind my creative work. This allowed me to work on cool projects, from well known brands to self-created projects. In my free time I like to go explore the world, create art in my studo, play on my piano or just read a good book.

My creative approach—no matter the medium—is to create visuals that move us beyond thinking and create an emotional connection. My focus is on empathy and collaboration, as well as on diversity and inclusion. I love to solve design challenges and translate information to visuals that fits my clients vision.

On this site, you will find a selection of commercial and personal projects.
 

 
 

Say Hey

 

kirstenswensen@gmail.com

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Education

AKV Sint Joost, Art Academy 2009 – 2013
Bachelor Photography, Design, Multimedia
Fine Arts/Bookdesign

The Interaction Design Foundation 2018 - Certificate
Data Visualization
Emotional Design

 
 

 
 

General Skills

Collaborative Ideation on Whiteboards
Art direction in branding and overal look and feel
Creating Interaction Models & Prototyping
Working with Engineers + Editors to Implement Features
Working with Data sets & Visualization
Working with Executive members
Working with Editors
Working with research findings
Creating Wireframes
Corporate Identity
Visual Design
Motion / Video Design


 
 

Tools

Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Premiere Pro
XD
After Effects 
Wordpress


 
 

Nominations,
Press

New Dutch Photography Talent, 100 best photographers 2013
TEDx Speaker 2017
Act Now! Art - Das Kunst Magazine Interview
New Dawn Interview
Speaker and Exhibition - Press Only, Unfold, Emotional Intelligence Seminar
Group Exhibition Van Abbe Museum YAN