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I’m an experienced visual storyteller with an expertise in creating bold magazine covers and dynamic inside pages. I have a deep understanding of all aspects of magazines from typography and illustration to photography and info-graphics.

As an Art Director, I excel in strong communication and thrive in demanding and multi-platform environments. I have over 15 years of experience working in leading roles on editorial staffs, most recently with Advertising Age. While there, I steered the publication through a complete overhaul of its print edition in 2012 among many accomplishments.

I grew up in Lund, Sweden, moved to Minneapolis and finally New York. I’m fluent in Swedish... and love soccer.

Media mentions: 

“Behind the Cover of Advertising Age’s Agency Issue,” snd.org

"Something New on Madison Avenue," spd.org

"In digital world, Advertising Age redesigns print publication," The New York Times