CV - Jesper Kiledal – Information designer

Jesper Kiledal Information designer
I am a social and hard working design graduate, and am now
looking for the next step on the career path. To further my
experience and knowledge in the field of design, I am seeking a
creative and challenging job in the fields of information design,
UI / UX design or graphic design.
3 Strode Road, London SW6 6BL
Education & training
Competencies & skills
Work experience
09/2014 – 09/2015
+44 (0) 747 826 1706
06/2012 – 09/2014
MA Information design
at University of Reading (Reading, UK)
Graphic designer / typographer
at Dagbladet (Oslo, Norway)
UI / UX design
The course consists of a practical and a
theoretical module. The final mark has not yet
been set. However, I have received a distinction
for my practical design module.
I worked at Dagbladet for three summers and
as part-time substitute the rest of the year.
My role was designing and typesetting the
newspaper (cover pages included).
Through education and training, I have become
well aware of the importance of applying
personas, user journeys, scenarios, prototyping
and usability testing to the design process. To
me, the users are always priority number one.
• Data visualisation
• Graphic design & typography
• Information design
• Wireframing (mobile and responsive web)
• Copy editing
• Editorial design
• Information graphics
09/2011 – 06/2014
• Prototyping
• Usability testing
• Wireframing
09/2012 – 12/2012
BA Media design
at Gjøvik University College (Gjøvik, Norway)
Lab assistant (Web design, InDesign)
at Gjøvik University College (Gjøvik, Norway)
Information design
Media design at GUC is a combination of a
graphic design and information design course.
I graduated with an average mark (equivalent)
of 5.3 (out of 6).
During my second year at GUC, I worked as a
Lab assistant, helping first-year students in
their Web design and Typography modules.
I make sense of complex information and
transform it so that it is accessible and easy
for users to digest. I am able to design data
visualisations, information graphics, maps,
charts and layouts based on user-centred
design processes to allow users getting a
holistic design experience.
• Calligraphy
• Colour management
• Ergonomics in digital media
• Graphic print production
• History of typography
• Information and publishing technology
• Information architecture
• Interaction design
• Manuscript editing
• Marketing
• Media law
• Packaging design
• Project management
• Strategic design
• Type design
• Typography
• Wayfinding design
• Web design
• Adobe InDesign
• Typography
• Wordpress, PHP and MySQL
11/2011 – present
Freelance designer
at Kiledal Design (Norway)
Graphic design & typography
In addition to studying, I also worked as a
freelance designer. For Kiledal Design, I did
a few Wordpress websites and some graphic
design projects.
As a trained typographer, graphic designer and
a typography geek, I know that the devil is in
the details. My eyes are trained to appreciate
good kerning, leading, spacing, aligning,
rhythm and flow, and thus make me capable of
designing excellent reading experiences.
• Client communication
• Graphic design
• Web design (Wordpress)
09/2009 – 08/2011
Graphic design / typography apprentice
at Fædrelandsvennen (Kristiansand, Norway)
Web design
During my two years as an apprentice at Fædrelandsvennen, I was primarily designing print
advertisements for local and national clients. I also had client communications responsibilities.
At the end of my training, I achieved the typographer’s trade certificate after completing the
examinations with top marks.
• Client communication
• Colour management
• Copy editing
• Editorial design
• Flash banners
• Graphic design & typography
09/2014 – 09/2015
IntermediatePHP, Javascript (jQuery, d3.js)
MySQL, Bootstrap, JSON
BasicRuby on Rails, Ajax, SEO,
Wordpress (custom themes)
10/2008 – 06/2009
Media and communications
at Tangen High School (Kristiansand, Norway)
Designer & Finance manager
at Advert (Kristiansand, Norway)
I graduated from Tangen High School with an
average mark of 5.2 (out of 6).
I started Advert (a Junior Achievement Young
Enterprise graphic design business) with two
course mates, and filled the Head of design
and Finance manager roles.
• Communication studies
• Media studies
AdvancedHTML5, CSS3, Wordpress,
Responsive Web Design
• Basic bookkeeping
• Basic business strategy
• Web design & editorial design
Other relevant skills
• Combining InDesign with XML and data
merge to create dynamic designs
• Coding scripts for InDesign and Illustrator
• Expert knowledge about colour management
• Image editing
• Touch typing