I am a multidisciplinary graphic designer...

I work on a freelance basis for some of London's top design consultancies and also directly with clients.
My core skills lie in developing effective brand identity, graphics, print, corporate identity and some aspects of web design.

Having a strong background in brand design and fine art has helped to develop wider fields in design with a thorough understanding of visual communication and strong ideas. I love coming up with ideas and I work with a collaborative spirit and develop each project in close consultation with the commissioner, following all details with relevant printers until happy completion.

I am in constant pursuit of fresh ideas with extreme attention to detail and I love problem solving and strong ideas and seeing through the project to the final stage, whether it is for consumer products, retail, fashion, food, art and more . . . Fluent in English, Swedish and French.

I am also pleased to offer my services as a photographer to the art community, specialising in artworks, art and events. See swedishvanessa.com

There is a shop section where various artworks are available. Please email me for any queries.

Vanessa Fristedt. Born in Sweden 1968.
Launched swedishvanessa.com offering photography, specialising in art and art installation
Coastal Certificate of Competence - Deck officer. Class VIII. Marina Läroverket, Stockholm 2011.
Founded Pretty Taxing with Karen Ashton, producing limited edition tax disc holders by top artists, 2007.
Metro New Media, Certificate in Dreamweaver MX, 2003
Design Awards:Gold Clio Award, Grand Prix Eurobest, New York Awards, 1994.
Full time employment at design consultancy Michael Peters Ltd 1993-1995
Kingston University - Postgrauate Diploma in Graphic Design 1992-1993
Croydon College of Art and Design - BTEC HND Graphic Design1990-1992
Chelsea College of Art - Foundation course in Art & Design1989-1990
Basis Konstskola, Sweden - Diploma in Fine Art, 1988-1989
Konstskolan, Sweden - Diploma in Painting and Drawing, 1987-1988

Note: Some of the works on this site was designed through freelance work with the following design consultancies: Michael Peters Ltd (Ballantine's, Courvoisier Cognac, Torrigiano Cheese, Pierrot-friola Ice Cream), Beresford Design (Cadbury's Chocolate, Spar Food Bags), Hill Watson Company (Mackintosh's Toffo Bars), Tynan & D' Arcy (Bitter & Twisted Alcopops), Design Bridge (Pripps, Milka Chocolate), Coleman Planet (Imperial Leather Identity). Photo of Vanessa & Queen Mother figurine By Oli Max.


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