Johan Boman

Graphic Designer
San Francisco
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My name is Johan Mark Boman, I am a newly graduated Graphic Designer originally from Stockholm, Sweden. I came to San Francisco in 2016 after being transferred from Berghs School of Communications in Stockholm where I did an intro semester before completing my full bachelor in the states. Now I have  nally  nished my studies I am ready for the next challange and I am excited to see what lies ahead.

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Work Experience
Design Intern
Mar 2016 – Dec 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Sponsored Corporate Project
Feb 2016 – Aug 2016
Mar 2016 – Dec 2016
Academy of Art University
Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, Wordpress, Sketch, InVision, Silkscreening, Photography
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I belive I am the best candidate because I am not the avarage applicant, I have many different experiences and thoughts to bring to the table and I am always looking for more. Hopefully I am a good fit to the person you are looking for, I look forward to hearing back from you.

1. Why are you interested in wgi?

My first encounter with WGI was at the Academy of Art Spring Show, I was approached by Shaween Khorshidian who told me about the concept as he was looking through my portfolio. We had a great conversation and I was instantly intrigued as it almost sounded too good to be true, the possibility to be at the top aganicies in the industry and get experience all through one internship, I just had to apply.

2. What are you looking to gain from an experience such as WGI?

My main goal now after finishing my studies is to find a position at an agency or company where I feel I am a great fit. It is the key feature to a succesfull work relationship. The fact that WGI gives you the opportunity to be at several places over the course of the internship would grant me just that, an opportunity to get familiar with and learn from different places and people in order for me to figure out where I might be a good asset and fit.

3. What would be your goals after completing WGI if you were selected?

To come out on the other side with new experiences and knowledge about the industry and myself as a designer. Hopefully a strong network of industry people from a range of backgrounds and expertise. These things together would be a major asset for me to find the perfect place where I could continue my passion for design.

4. How did you hear about wgi?

As I already mentioned, Shaween Khorshidian at Butchershop told me at the Academy of Art Spring Show in the end of May.

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

I would say right now is one of the times I feel the most motivated, I have just accomplished four years of university studies and now I have every possibility to shape my own future. The opportunities are endless and I can't wait to move foreward. As far as it comes to demotivation I think about the time when I was creating my entry assignments for Berghs School of Communications. I knew the competition was fierce and only a few people would be accepted to the program. I felt like everyone else was creating great work and I was not sure I had what it takes. But together with feedback from people around me I turned that feeling into energy to push through and I finally completed my assignments and sent them in and a couple of months later I walked through their doors on my first day at the school.

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

I think the most important ingredient is to have variety of minds. People with different experiences and backgrounds that can learn from eachother and see challanges differently.

7. What brands and companies do you admire and why?

Something that always have intruiged me is companies that are open to new solutions, that have the courage to be different and try to make products and services that suprises not only their clients but also themselves. As a designer I look up to companies like "New Company", a small agancy in San Francisco who dares to push the bounderies of design. WGI is definitely also a great initiative that takes the classic idea of an internship but evolves it into something new and exciting.

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

I try to always be open to new ways of thinking from any direction. Implementing thoughts and ideas into my own work that maybe doesn't have to do with design. Great ideas are not bound to a specific field, everything that I experience can benefit my process and craft as a designer, usually in the most unpredicted ways.

9. What’s your favorite quote?

"All is Pretty" – Andy Warhol I choose this quote since this is something I strive for as a designer but also a human. I think if everyone lived after these few words the world would be a little bit better.

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

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