Thomas Walskaar

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  • LocationNetherlands

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About me

 

Thomas Walskaar, NOR (1986) is a graphic designer and researcher, currently completing his Masters in Media Design and Communication at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. His current projects centre around technology and how history and memory are meditated through the integrity of our devices. He is dedicated to understanding the frailty of storage technology, and the importance of the individual to store with caution. Over the last 5 years Thomas has worked in a variety of mediums though work with the magazine and newspaper industry in Norway.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Environment
  • Indesign
  • Editorial Design
  • Event Branding
  • Wayfinding

Work history

Currently

Freelance Designer

Walska

May 2015
  • Main focus on graphic design and photography. I have done and delivered photos for company’s and like Morgenbladet, Gevir, Mediapartner and New Kick Booking, Also worked closely with Norwegian band Honningbarna cover them over several years.

2014

Photographer & Graphic Designer

Trashpop

Jan 2010 - Jul 2014
  • Worked as the main photographer for Trashpop, they are a non-profit concert concept in Kristiansand Norway. Dedicated to new, exciting and relevant artists from home and abroad. My job where to take photos of all of the concerts and after a while a toke the role as manager and working with 3 other photographers. Responsibility of collecting and uploading the photos on line to the website and the social media sites. I did also some graphic design work for them and had a role on the marketing and pr team.

2014

Creative Director & Brand

Ravensbourne

Dec 2013 - Jun 2014
  • Working as Creative Director for Ravensbourne’s Degree Show. Making the visual identity of the UK biggest student lead degree show and had over 3500 tickets booked for that week. I also managed a team of designers and produced elements for print, digital and broadcast.

2012

Freelance Photographer

Verdens Gang

Jul 2011 - Sep 2012
  • Working as a freelance photographer for Norway’s biggest tabloid newspaper covering the area of Aust-Agder covering local news and had the main story on the culture section on Christmas day in 2011.

2012

Graphic Designer Editorial

Tvende Media

Sep 2008 - Sep 2012
  • I was working mostly on editorial layout and design, doing weekly work on three to four newspapers with a distribution of 500, 000 copies a week. I redesigned the editorial layouts on existing papers and worked on the layout from scratch. I was also the photographer for the company doing smaller jobs and covering the major Norwegian music festival Hovefestivalen for three years straight from them. Also did some interviews and wrote some articles for the newspaper.

2008

Graphic Designer Apprentice

Grafisk Partner

Jun 2007 - Oct 2008
  • I was working as an apprentice on mostly editorial work on two magazines that had a distribution of 500.000 copies a month. I also made five newspapers over the course of one and a half weeks. During my apprenticeship I also did work at Grimstad Addressetidene and Kristiansand Avis doing editorial pages.

2005

Graphic Design Intern

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Mar 2005 - Apr 2005

Education

2016

Master Media Design and Communication

Piet Zwart Institute

Aug 2014 - May 2016

    2015

    BA(Hons) Graphic Design

    Ravensbourne

    Nov 2015 - Nov 2015