Elon

Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Gävle, Sweden
$ 143.00
/ hour
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I’m Elon. Yes, like Elon Musk, but with a lot less money. We are similar though, him and I, we’re both fascinated by space and space travel. Unfortunately, I don’t build my own rockets to travel the stars, I draw them. Or read about them. In fact, I don’t have an urge to leave this planet (yet), there are too many things to explore and experience down here first. Before the whole world went batshit crazy I was a wayfinding designer in Brisbane, Australia. Now I’m back home in Sweden, freelancing from the old VW van that I renovated during the worst part of the pandemic. Some might call me a free spirit, but I’d call it being determined. I love to get into the “why’s” of almost anything and make my mind up afterwards. I love to explore the “what ifs” of the world and create new things. If you don’t find my face stuck to the computer screen, a sketchbook or a novel, I’m probably outside swimming, surfing or looking for cute dogs to pat.

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Work Experience
Dot Dash
Designer
November 2019 - April 2020
Brisbane, Australia
Junis
Graphic designer
April 2020 - currently
Sweden (remote)
Ungdomens Nykterhetsforbund
Communications manager
November 2019 - April 2020
Brisbane, Australia
University

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Languages: Swedish, English and a little bit of French and German.AGDA award for best in Communication Design at Billy Blue Graduate Exhibition 2019.Award for best work at graduation, Idevarlden 2016.

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I’m Elon. Yes, like Elon Musk, but with a lot less money. We are similar though, him and I, we’re both fascinated by space and space travel. Unfortunately, I don’t build my own rockets to travel the stars, I draw them. Or read about them. In fact, I don’t have an urge to leave this planet (yet), there are too many things to explore and experience down here first. Before the whole world went batshit crazy I was a wayfinding designer in Brisbane, Australia. Now I’m back home in Sweden, freelancing from the old VW van that I renovated during the worst part of the pandemic. Some might call me a free spirit, but I’d call it being determined. I love to get into the “why’s” of almost anything and make my mind up afterwards. I love to explore the “what ifs” of the world and create new things. If you don’t find my face stuck to the computer screen, a sketchbook or a novel, I’m probably outside swimming, surfing or looking for cute dogs to pat.

1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

My friends might say “moving abroad” or something like that, but I believe it is sticking to my DREAMS. To keep struggling to become a designer and illustrator, leaving securities to study and experience new opportunities, having relationships the way I want to and not conforming to social norms. It’s a process that has taken friends and securities away from me, but given me headspace and a sense of freedom and self-realization.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

There can’t be one without the other! Research itself won’t bring new ideas, and you cannot be creative without accidentally coming up with new things.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

Clarity about who they are and their goals/values is a must to being able to communicate their services. Creativity is a must to stay on that track. We live in an ever-changing world, and you need to be creative to stay relevant. Creativity is also what makes people think “wow” about you.

4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

Getting some exercise is always good to keep my mind working for the rest of the day. A quick bike ride, a walk or a jam out session to my favorite playlist. (Or, best of all, a dip in the ocean!)

5. What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?

As a person who’s been suffering from ‘good girl’-syndrome (being ambitious to the point of where it makes you sick) my whole life, I’ve set up a new goal to practice being ok with failure and making people disappointed.

6. Explain your creative process

It depends on what medium I’m using, but in general it looks s little like this: Starting with getting all the maybe not so original ideas out, then adding some “what ifs” and ideate, ideate and ideate, then a little break with physical activity, something that really gets the creative juices flowing, and then back to ideating and sketching/prototyping until I’m happy or out of time.

7. What is the best advice that you have been given?

To reach your full creative potential you need to be in an space where you feel like no-one will judge and your ideas. A socially safe environment where you are allowed to PLAY.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

Creativity is part being open to new ideas and part being able put two and two together and make a five.

9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

Wes Anderson – Alex Lahey Susie Save Your Love – Allie X & Mitski Empty House – Neck Deep my tears ricochet – Taylor Swift Intergalactic – Beastie Boys Feeling Ok – Best Coast 90 Degrees – Mystery Language Stick – Snail Mail Goodbye Earl – The Chicks Diazepam – Turnover

10. How do you want people to remember you?

I want them to feel both inspired and seen.

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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You should select me because

I’m the perfect mix of nerd and creative to excel in all projects coming my way. I live to learn, and I’m open to criticism of my work, in fact, I crave it. How else will I learn?

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

Bio

I’m Elon. Yes, like Elon Musk, but with a lot less money. We are similar though, him and I, we’re both fascinated by space and space travel. Unfortunately, I don’t build my own rockets to travel the stars, I draw them. Or read about them. In fact, I don’t have an urge to leave this planet (yet), there are too many things to explore and experience down here first. Before the whole world went batshit crazy I was a wayfinding designer in Brisbane, Australia. Now I’m back home in Sweden, freelancing from the old VW van that I renovated during the worst part of the pandemic. Some might call me a free spirit, but I’d call it being determined. I love to get into the “why’s” of almost anything and make my mind up afterwards. I love to explore the “what ifs” of the world and create new things. If you don’t find my face stuck to the computer screen, a sketchbook or a novel, I’m probably outside swimming, surfing or looking for cute dogs to pat.

You should pick me becuase

I’m the perfect mix of nerd and creative to excel in all projects coming my way. I live to learn, and I’m open to criticism of my work, in fact, I crave it. How else will I learn?

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

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