Artist, Designer & Creative Consultant

About Laura Ljungqvist

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.

The tools I can’t work without are Adobe, G Suite, and WordPress.

What am I up to

Currently I am working with Total Media, a marketing agency located in Finspång, as a visual designer. Working mostly within graphic and webdesign, and digital marketing. My responsibilities include creating and managing websites, consulting  on and run digital campaigns, as well as contribute to our printed magazine “Fokus Finspång”. 

Currently I am taking on local and remote projects, and am looking for new opportunities.

My life

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. 

My work

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.

I’m in the process of uploading  my body of work and projects onto this website. View the current Commercial Work, Self-initiated Projects and different areas of my Focus.

Not me

Laura Ljungkvist. Swedish Brooklynite, illustrator, designer and writer of children’s books.