About

Johanne Lian Olsen (NOR) is an internationally experienced graphic designer working within type design, editorial design and illustration. Additionally trained as a photographer, she focuses on both print and digital media, from initial concept development to art working.

Her clients include such international brands as IKEA, NIKE and The Unseen.
She is currently based in London where she works at SocioDesign.

Professional portfolio upon request.
 

EXPERIENCE /

09.2017 – 
Graphic Designer, SocioDesign, London

02.2017 – 
Graphic Designer, Freelance

08.2013 – 02.2017
Graphic Designer, Studio Claus Due (formerly Designbolaget), Copenhagen

06.2012 – 06.2014
Art Director, Pinwheel Magazine

01.2012 – 01.2014
Freelance Graphic Designer
Centre for IT and Architecture
School of Architecture, Copenhagen
 

VOLUNTARY WORK /

02.2013 – 06.2013
In-house graphic designer
ByBi, Copenhagen
 

EDUCATION /

2014
Master’s degree, Visual Communications
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design

2012
Bachelor’s degree, Visual Communications
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design

2009
Erasmus Scholarship, Bachelor’s degree, Photography in the Arts
University of Wales Trinity Saint David

2008
Bachelor’s degree, Art & Design
Oslo University College (HiO)
 

AWARDS & HONOURS /

Jury Member 2018
Visuelt Design Awards, Grafill Norway

TDC 2015, Identity (Designbolaget Project)
TDC, Type Directors Club, New York

The Year’s Most Beautiful Books 2015 (Designbolaget Project)
Grafill, Oslo

Bronze, Corporate Identity (Designbolaget Project)
Creative Circle Awards

Silver, Packaging (Designbolaget Project)
Creative Circle Awards

Finalist, Photo Series
SHOTS Young Photographers
 

GRANTS /

Project Grant, ´Backside of The Strip, L.V.´
Grafill, Oslo

Business Start-Up Grant
Grafill, Oslo
 

EXHIBITIONS /

’FREE RANGE’
Truman Brewery, London

‘ART FROM THE ARCTIC’
Maverick Showroom, London