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FROM Art director to business designer

ABOUT ME

I’m an awarded creative & experienced design leader with a passion for creating new and sustainable products that people love to use and talk about. 

I like to work at the intersection of design, tech and business, creating products not only sustainable from both people and planet perspectives, but products with creativity and marketing as a foundation for growth rather than as a last resort. For example the smart storage service Beambox and SAS Traveler’s Gems.

I've worked 14 years with projects ranging from business innovation and digital product development to advertising, digital marketing and branding, with clients like SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Audi, Adidas, Nike, IKEA, Swedavia, OLW, Castellum, PostNord, Haglöfs and many more. The last 3 years as Creative- & Design Lead at Great Works (later Making Waves) and before that 7 years as Creative Art Director at Åkestam Holst.

 

I'm versatile, multidisciplinary and hands-on. I always end up doing a lot of the stuff needed to be done to make a concept fly, failing and learning as I go. I like getting my hands dirty, exploring concepts by building prototypes, testing design, soldering and woodworking. Like for example The Filter Bubble Radio and Charity Arcade.

I’m a thinker, driven by curiosity, the improvement of the world around me and butterflies-in-the-stomach-creativeness.

AWARDS

Although awards isn't something I strive for any longer, I have collected a few of them over the years:
1 Grand Prix, a total of 31 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in Cannes Lions, Guldägget, One Show, Eurobest, New York Festivals, LIA, Clio, Svenska Designpriset among others, and another 45 Shortlists, Merits, Honoree & Finalist positions.

If you care about awards, ask me for a complete directory.

BRIEF HISTORY
LET ME HELP

2018–

MAKING WAVES Design Lead

2017–2018

GREAT WORKS Creative Lead (Merged w/ Making Waves)

2016

BERGHS SOC  Design Management

2010–2017

ÅKESTAM HOLST Creative/Art Director

2008–2010

BERGHS SOC  Advertising Art Director

2007–2010

ITSFRIDAY DESIGN  Founder & Designer

2005–2006

BECKMANS COLLEGE OF DESIGN  Advertising & Graphic Design 

2018–

2017–2018

2016

2010–2017

2008–2010

2007–2010 

2005–2006

MAKING WAVES Design Lead

GREAT WORKS Creative Lead (merged w/ Making Waves)

BERGHS SOC  Design Management

ÅKESTAM HOLST  Creative/Art Director

BERGHS SOC  Advertising Art Director

ITSFRIDAY DESIGN  Founder & Designer

BECKMANS COLLEGE OF DESIGN  Advertising & Graphic Design 

Call or text me at +46 73 252 20 23

Or send me a letter: johanarvidwahlberg@gmail.com

Or connect on LinkedIn

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