Artist, Designer & Creative Consultant
About Laura Ljungqvist
Hej, my name is Laura
I was born and raised in the Netherlands, and have lived in Sweden for the past ten years. I work in digital marketing and design, and in my spare time I’m a maker. My biggest strength, and my biggest pain point, is being a generalist, not a specialist. My jobs and responsibilities are centered around design, technology and digital marketing.
People have described me as creative, enthusiastic and compassionate. Can work well in teams, and by myself, but I prefer to work in a duo. There’s nothing as effective as being able to bounce ideas off someone.
What am I up to
Currently I am taking on local and remote projects, and am looking for new opportunities.
I was born 1987 in Groningen in the Netherlands. Since a young age my dream job was “something with computers”, a sentiment which was reconfirmed after I was allowed to use the internet for the first time at since age 11.
From a young age I’ve been an internet girl, exploring websites, forums, chat rooms, social media, since as long as I can remember. On MySpace, Cu2 and Tumblr I was first introduced to HTML and CSS, and obsessively taught myself to make my pages uniquely my own.
Being creative came in many forms; making photos and videos, perform songs, and at 17, together with a friend, organized a music festival at a local bar.
After graduating both VMBO-t and Havo high schools, I moved to Groningen and enrolled at Minerva School for Fine Arts & Design. These were intense years in which I was exposed to such a great variety of questions and ideas , was able to present my work, one time this was a live videography performance.
I got to explore and work with a great variety of mediums. Learned techniques and equipment, and attended impressive art history, design and philosophy lectures. Had wonderful Adobe, photography and design courses.
At age 24 I moved to Sweden, got married, and bought a home. During this time I took a variety of Swedish courses, and have proudly been graded an A in English 7. I’m also an avid gamer, for which I have also created, nurtured and managed a variety of communities.
In recent years I have become really interested in ethical design, and how we can use the internet and technology to build things that are good for us.
The past 15 years are a mix of freelance and professional work experience. In recent years I have worked with Sunsafe, Fogwise and Savback Helicopters, among others.