About Me

Trained design professional graduated in 2009 from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, fka. Danmarks Designskole.

I'm passionate about strategic design and creative graphic communication, and I love working with design concepts that bind various means and media together. Being structured and analytical with a pragmatic approach while focused on providing quality, enables me to be enterprising and to comply with deadlines. I see myself as a strong, open and an empathic team player.

Working with visual design, colors and graphic systems is a tremendous driving force for me. My professional qualifications stem from my passion for creative design development.

Contact Address

Halkjær Design
Adelgade 12 @ First Floor
DK-1304 København K
(+45) 23 44 83 80

Education

Design Education at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, fka. Danmarks Designskole.

Master in Visual Communications 2009

Programme providing a broad understanding of visual communication within analogue and digital media by preparing the student to take a leading role in addressing and affecting changes in contemporary society by identifying, exploring and solving complex issues through applying design

Design Education at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, fka. Danmarks Designskole.

B.A. Degree in Visual Communications 2007

Undergraduate programme based on classic skills of graphic communication design, narrative and interaction, focusing on a wide range of innovative design solutions in print, gaming, and web, app, experience and co-design.

High School at Greve Gymnasium

Mathematical Student 1994

Work

Halkjær Design

Art Director, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Front-ender, Communications Advisor February 1999 - Present

Creating creative solutions for clients like; 99ml, Abbott Diabetes Care (DK/SE/NO), ABC Softwork, Bell Add, Berlingske Media, Bruger - Hjælper Formidlingen, C. Møllmann & Co, CARS etc, Chr. Jørgensen, Citat.se (DK), CopenReality, Danish Hardwood, Forlaget Thomson, Gottlieb & Co., Guldborg Design, Helt Gruppen, IAC Acoustics, I Love Eco Hotels, KL [Kommunernes Landsforening], Kraftwerk, Livets Køkken, Ludvigsen & Co., mads&vitus, Market Square (fka. SP3), Netminers, Nielsen & Kromann, Nordic Biotech, Norgine (DK/SE/NO), NS Media, Nuevolution, OMI, Papermint Design, Pharma Force (DK/FI), RED Property Advisers, Rimbaud, Shoot Happens (fka. DSP Filmbureau), Sophub, Sugar Creative Group, Sv. Michelsen Chokolade and Søholm Park etc.

IAC Acoustics

Contractor Web Designer May 2016 - August 2016

Redesigning international web site for the Nordics.

LicenseWatch

Contractor Graphic Designer and Web Designer December 2014 - May 2015

Creating new visual identity and redesigning web site.

Gyldendal Norsk Forlag

Contractor Graphic Designer April 2014 - December 2015

Developing and designing Danish version of Norwegian web based extra curriculum for the lower school classes.

ALSO

Contractor Graphic Designer October 2013 - April 2014

Setting up dealer based newsletter system and creating product pages for extranet.

whomadeid

Senior Graphic Designer November 2011 - November 2012

Creating new visual identity for RED Property Advisers and setting up and layouting comprehensive off-line catalog of medical devices for Stanley Healthcare.

Bysted

Graphic Designer October 2008 - February 2009

Designing off-line publications for Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium and graphic proofing of new web design for SU.dk etc.

Advice Digital

Graphic Designer January 2007 - June 2007

Part-time job working with clients like Sundhedsstyrelsen and Pensionsinfo etc.

DIS

Graphic Designer June 2005 - February 2007

Part-time job working with various visual communications.

Unwiredfactory

Graphic Designer and Web Designer August 2000 - May 2002

Designing visual identities for location based mobile games.

BankInvest Group

Web Designer February 1999 - August 2000

Designing the first ever web site for the association.

Papermint Design

Graphic Proofer November 1997 - February 1999

Working with packaging for LEGO Systems, KiMS and De Danske Spritfabrikker etc.

Jensens Bureau

IT Manager and Course Organizer June 1997 - November 1997

Kjeld Brandt Grafisk Tegnestue

Graphic Student June 1996 - June 1997

Kontrapunkt

Graphic Student June 1994 - March 1995

Skills

  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic Proofing
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • Grav CMS
  • Shopify

Portfolio

Check out some of my work on my new portfolio on Cargo Collective!
Alternatively you can view my old portfolio on Issuu.

Testimonials

  • Jacob is an accomplished graphic designer, I have been very happy to work with in Villeby, a branch of Gyldendal Norsk Forlag.

    Jacob has a keen eye for the detail within each task but also sees the wide line and keeps a sharp red thread through his work, thus manifested, and content linked across such site, social media, ads, business cards, newsletters, etc.

    Jacob chips in with high professionalism, technical knowledge and a general broad understanding. Furthermore, Jacob is a super nice and honest guy who is easy to work with.

    Carina Korterup, Country Manager for Villeby, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag

Contact Form

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