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Björn Eriksson

Textile/Print Designer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationStockholm, Sweden
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  • ProfessionsTextile Designer - Illustrator - Fashion Design Assistant

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About me

As a BA (Textile Design) graduate with 3 years international design work experience I would be excited about any opportunities coming my way, even to relocate. I believe I could contribute with technical expertise, industry insight and a broad skill set. I recently completed an abroad internship at MESH (Maximizing Employment to Serve the Handicapped) in Delhi, in collaboration with IMFT (Individuell Människohjälp FairTrade). During my months in Delhi I worked at MESH head office as a designer. My responsibilities varied from designing posters and print collateral, to designing prints, shibori cushion covers and additional textile products. One of the main projects I completed was to design an elephant soft toy for children. Following a brief from IMFT I developed multiple samples of the toy along with prints for it. After approval and solving construction challenges, I traveled to the Hubli Hospital for the Handicapped and taught the manufactures how to produce the elephant correctly and timely. I believe these experiences sets me up to be able to perform well from the get-go. Furthermore, I spent time at Åhléns assisting their kids department designer. At Åhléns I got to design prints, clothing and home wares for babies, toddlers and kids. In the kids department team I was able to understand how a large commercial company functions, understand the design process within a this setting and develop my skills in pattern-making and communication with manufacturers. I believe these experiences allow me to contribute with expertise and inspiration. To me, the opportunity to build upon my previous experiences in a context that I am passionate about would be exciting.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Digital
  • Printed
  • Silkscreen
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Textile Design
  • Bedlinen
  • Soft Furnishings
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Product Development
  • Print Design

Work history

Currently

Digital Designer

Self

Dec 2014
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Freelance
  • Created websites, logos and business cards for Swedish clients: Rådmansö El & Service, Tillinge VVS & Åsunda VVS. As well as, created visual material for presentations, posters and wedding collateral on commission by Frida Eriksson & Anette Andersson.

2017

Textile Designer

MESH.org.in

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
  • New Delhi, India
  • Internship
  • Recently I completed an internship under IM (Swedish Development Partner), in partnership with MESH (Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped), learning how to design for production by people with disabilities, creating employment opportunities for these marginalized people.

2017

Fashion Design Assistant

Åhléns

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Internship
  • Acted as design assistant to Åhléns’ Kids Wear and Kids Home designer. My profile included creating spec sheets, completing model fittings and creating print artworks in addition to contributing in garment designs for Åhléns A/W 2017 Kids collection.

2016

Graduate Textile Designer

Dirty Linen

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Internship
  • Assisted in creating new prints and designs for woven wool blankets & pillowcases and developed concepts for collections of leather & linen bags and bedlinen.

2016

Creative Intern

Infinite Global

Mar 2016 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Created an Instagram graphic campaign; created a book on market research for client re-branding and did street photography for an online calendar.

2016

Textile Design Internship

Lost Values

Aug 2015 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • A do-it-all position wherein I worked with everything from web design and marketing collateral to product development and manufacturing. From my hands-on approach, I got an understanding for how a micro company is run.

2015

Graduate Textile Designer

Båvens Spinnhus

Feb 2015 - Jul 2015
  • 649 30 Sparreholm, Sweden
  • Internship
  • Worked with the various processes behind manufacturing of wool yarn. I also took the initiative to update the company website, in addition to product development and taking part in local markets on behalf of the company.

Education

2014

Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
  • Ahmedabad, India
  • Exchange semester in textile design at the most reputable design school in India.

2014

Bachelor of Arts, Textile Design

RMIT university

Feb 2012 - Dec 2014
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Textile Design: knit, silkscreen printing, weaving, illustration, surface decoration, surface manipulation.

2012

Foundation Studies

RMIT university

Jun 2011 - Feb 2012
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Art, Design, Communication and Architecture

Awards

2014

LinenHOUSE Industry Award - Shortlisted

LinenHouse

  • Industry award project with RMIT University. Was shortlisted for my range of vintage surface designs.

2012

IKEA Springvale Upcycle

IKEA Australia

  • Recycle and upcycle IKEA fabrics into new products. I proposed a lampshade of scrap pieces.