My name is Christian Svalander, and this is my personal portfolio and blog. I am an experienced art director, web designer, typographer and storyteller, with a passion for visual and conceptual design. Currently, I work at Invinn.
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Business: Wellness and personal health.
Where: Mariestad, Sweden
Business: Wellness and personal health
Project: Corporate identity, website design and social media consultation.
Where: Göteborg, Sweden
Yesterday I started the design work on my new typeface I have been thinking of for a long time. I always wanted to design a gothic with a modern twist, and here is the first of many previews along the …
As a graphic designer, this point of view is of course thoroughly biased, as the profession itself builds upon it. But aside from the argumentative side to it, most people don’t need much time to come up with one or …
Why should we avoid trends in design and communication? There are many reasons to not follow trends, but there can be reasons to actually dig deep into them. Let me explore that thought.
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Just google ‘core values’, and you’ll get heaps of scientific reports on the subject. I won’t go down that way. Instead I’m going to focus on what core values mean to the designer and why they are critical to the design process.
My take on core values
I always emphasize the importance of core values to my clients. Sometimes they understand what I mean and hand over a 45-page marketing plan, sometimes they shrug and laugh in my face. In general I prefer a client somewhere in between – you don’t have to have a degree in marketing analysis – but it’s nice to have an open mind.