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CONTACT DETAILS: Alexander L Fredés
Folkungagatan 118
116 30 Stockholm
Sweden

cell: +46 735 44 8152
e-mail: a.fredes@icloud.com

EXPERIENCE:

March 2013—
Freelance Art Director, Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Freelance work for Photographer Juliana Wiklund— art direction, photo-styling

Aug 2012—March 2013
Teacher in Photography and Multimedia fulltime at Rudbeck gymnasieskola (http://www.rudbeck.se)

Jul. 2006—
Freelance work for: GöteborgsOperan (courses in InDesign and illustrations); JustMedia AB in Gothenburg (Magazine Design); Gentenova (Logotype design and Graphic Profile); Adam&Eva Specialistklinik (ADs for different magazines); MoreThanWords Photodesign (Graphic Profile, logotype, symbol, web site, photo), among others.

Feb. 2009—Jul. 2009
Art Director at Kreation Reklambyrå (www.kreation.se)

Aug. 2008—Jun. 2011
Teacher in Graphic Commnunication and Multimedia, Sollentuna Fria Gymnasium.

Aug. 1999—Jul. 2005
Intentia International (LAWSON), Stockholm, Sweden
Art and Creative Director: responsibilities included all aspects related to the graphic profile of the company, the creation and design of the annual report, the design of the corporate events and every issue with relevance to the corporate image.

May 1995—
GöteborgsOperan, Gothenburg, Sweden
Art Director, Illustrator, Photographer (freelance): I worked with the graphics and design of the general program, posters, logotypes and programs for ballet and opera performances.

May 1999
Citat, Gothenburg, Sweden
Art Director: full time project—corporate presentation/event.

January—August 1998
Nya Perspektiv Design, Gothenburg, Sweden
Art Director (project employment): responsibilities included the aspects of the graphic profile (letterhead, symbol and logotype), the web page, give-aways and “user interface” related issues (interaction design.)

Sept. 1995—Jan. 1997
ByråLåda (publisher), Gothenburg, Sweden
Art Director, Illustrator, Photographer: I designed and did art direction for three of the magazines this firm published.

Aug. 1995—May 1997
Oslo-Filharmonien, Oslo, Norway
Art Director/Illustrator: Design of the Graphic Profile of the Music Magazine (four issues per season.) I designed the layout and “feeling” of the magazine and illustrated the covers under two seasons

October 1996
Festival “Nätverk - 96”, Gothenburg, Sweden
Art Director: Design of the general program and poster.

May 1987—May 1996
Göteborgs-Posten, Gothenburg, Sweden
Graphic Artist: I worked with editing of the phographic material for the newspaper and the last period, with client-advertising.

 

EDUCATION: Aug. 1990—Nov 1994
Department of Design and Crafts, Göteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Master degree in Graphic Design (MFA)

March 1971—Aug 1979
Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Chile
Education— for secondary school and higher secondary level in Philosophy.

March 1969—July 1975
National Technical University, UTE, Santiago, Chile
Advertising and Communication
Education, pedagogy—information and audiovisual techniques for secondary school and higher levels. I become a certified teacher for the media program in secondary schools in February 2009 by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.


COURSES

Jan—June, 1995
10 credits in Product Design at Department of Design and Crafts, Göteborg University.

April—July, 1994
Graphic Design at Royal College of Arts, London, England

Jan—June, 1993
Graphic Design at Danmark Designskole, Copenhagen, Danmark

Aug, 1986—June, 1988
Graphic Arts (secondary school level)
Graphic Technique, Schilllerska gymnasiet, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

SKILLS Languages
Spanish (native language), English (fluent, proficiency in reading and writing, Swedish (fluent, proficiency in reading and writing), Italian (conversation/writing level)

Computer
Graphic Design and Layout: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat), Flash and Dreamweaver, Windows software packages, AVID Media Composer, Apple Final Cut ProX.
Operating Systems: Macintosh OSX Lion and PC’s Windows

Specialities
Branding and identity, illustration, film output, 4-color process, pre-press, storyboarding, interior and stage design, pattern design. HTML, usability, CSS, layout tools

ARTS Photo-techniques, oil-painting, watter-color and more

 

INTERESTS Traveling, Opera, Film, Photography, Arts, Painting, Interior Design, Architecture, Design, Fashion, Kung Fu, Literature, Music, Crafts, Pattern Design