My name is Josefine Sandqvist and I’m a 28-year-old designer who do digital design – graphic design, UX‑design, interaction design, motion graphics, and web design.
I am based in Helsingborg in southern Sweden where I work as an Art Director at Petra Digital Agency.
I studied graphic communication already back in high school, did one semester of multimedia in Copenhagen, and my years at a magazine production company gave me experience within print. In 2020 i graduated from Jönköping University with a bachelor’s degree in Informatics with a major in New Media Design (Graphic Design and Web Development).
Knowledge and programs
In short: I'm a visual and organised person. To make ideas come to life through the use of graphic elements, information architecture, and micro animations is what I enjoy the most. Not much compares to the satisfaction of adding the last line of css that makes that button just right.
I work with the Adobe programs daily. My favourites are XD and Indesign, with a couple of honorable mentions to both After Effects and Illustrator. I know my fair share of front-end development and enjoy writing css and working with Wordpress.
This means I can make everything from logos and graphic identities to Wordpress websites and social media content. Maybe you want an animated logo or an infographic in video format? I'll gladly do it all.
In addition to this, I am used to working on both PC and Mac, I use them about 50% each.
I speak Swedish and English fluently. I've lived abroad on two different occasions and I did my bachelor's degree entirely in English so my English language abilities are on a C2 level.
- Adobe XD
- After Effects
- HTML & CSS
- Paid social
Let's leave the professional for a second and just focus on me and who I am outside of work. After too many different nicknames throughout my life; today I usually just go by Josefine or Jossan.
I love travelling, especially backpacking through several different countries over a longer period of time. A couple of summers I've travelled through Europe by buses and trains and I'm currently planning to do the same in Southeast Asia at my first opportunity. While at home, I spend a lot of my energy decorating my apartment. The rest of the time I watch tv-shows, read, or drink coffee with friends.
I grew up in Hässelby in Stockholm and lived there for the first 23 years of my life, except for a few months that I spent in Melbourne in Australia right after high school. I then moved to Jönköping to study. There I met the person who I now live with, who brought me to Helsingborg when I graduated. And that is where I live today – with him and my two rescue cats Ada and Ayaka.
Petra Digital Agency
May 2022 – ongoing
UX/UI, web design, graphic design, paid social
March 2020 – April 2022
Advertising traffic, layout, web editor
March 2013 – July 2017
Bachelors degree: Informatics, specialisation New Media Design
August 2017 – June 2020
Exchange: Multimedia design – Persuasive content
Copenhagen School of Design and Technology
August 2019 – January 2020
High school (year 10–13): Media – Graphic Communication
August 2010 – June 2013
HIKE: Graphic Designer
University association at Jönköping University
October 2018 – May 2019
Spring Inspiration: Graphic Design Manager
University project at Jönköping University
September 2017 – May 2018
Ung Cancer: Activity Days volunteer
October 2015 – May 2017
Voluteering / other
Study abroad scholarship
Jönköpings Borgarekassa & Bjuggska Fonden
Graphic Design scholarship