About


I’m an Art Director and graphic designer based in Stockholm, Sweden, working cross-disciplinary within the field of visual communication.

I do Creative- and Art Direction, graphic design, brandning and identity, design of- and for digital platforms and printed matter, editorial design, animation, illustration, set design, exhibition design and creative project- and production management.

With a norm-critical approach, I work exploratively in the pursuit of creating concepts and designs that move beyond the current boundaries of what we are used to seeing and experiencing within each project's own field and that are socially and environmentally sustainable.

I take on projects individually as well as in the role of project- and production manager in collaboration with other creatives, such as developers, copywriters, and photographers.


PHOTO FROM THE STUDIO:
VINCENT SJÖGREN
 

Contact

hello@linaforsgren.com
+46 (0)76 945 68 88

Address

︎Telefonplan Studios
LM Ericssons väg 14
126 23 Hägersten



Clients & collaborators


ArkDes   ✸   RFSU   ❋   RFSL   ✺   Madder   ✸    Kulturföreningen Podium   ❋   Kulturhuset Skärholmen   ✺    Amphi Produktion   ✸   Maktsalongen   ❋   Amnesty International Sweden   ✺   IKFF – Internationella   ✸    Kvinnoförbundet för Fred och Frihet   ❋   Association of Swedish Fashion Brands   ✺   Röda Korsets Ungdomsförbund   ✸   Bastion Agency Studio Lab   ❋   Sagmeister & Walsh   ✺    Beteendelabbet   ❋   Rabén & Sjögren   ✸  Emmaus Björkå   ❋   Brutal Brewing   ✺   Oberoende Filmares Förbund   ✸  Djurens rätt   ❋   Fair Finance Guide   ✺  Fempowerment   ✸   Folkteatern Gävleborg   ❋   Scen Totalnormal   ✺  Åsa Cederqvist  ✸  Juno  ❋  Birdsong London   ✺  Kungliga Konsthögskolan  ✸  Kvinna till Kvinna  ✺   Sveriges Kvinnolobby   ✸  Södra Teatern   ❋   Fatta!   ✺   Turteatern   ✸  Sveriges Konsumenter  ❋  Feministiskt Initiativ  ✺  Pegasus  ✸  Svenska FN-förbundet  ❋  TCO  ✺  Motala Kvinnojour  ✸  Kvinnojouren Ellinor & Tjejjouren Beata   ❋   Photographer Emilia Bergmark-Jiménez   ✺   OmVärlden   ✸   Majblommans Riksförbund   ❋   The Unstraight Museum   ✺   Naturskyddsföreningen   ✸   Rädda Barnens Ungdomsförbund   ❋   Stim   ✺   Svensk Djursjukvård   ✸   Handelshögskolan i Stockholm   ❋   krig.io   ✺    Fredrika Bremer Förbundet   ✸   FUB   ❋    Clowner utan Gränser   ✺   Läkarmissionen   ✸   Splay One   ❋   Triart Film   ✺    Union to Union   ✸   Co-Grow   ❋   Sevan    ✺   AllBright   ✸   Afrikagrupperna   ❋   Doc Lounge   ✺   Sveriges Ungdomsråd   ✸   Geelmuyden Kiese   ❋    Energiföretagen Sverige   ✺   Region Skåne   ✸   IF metall   ❋   Saco   ✺   Jusek   ✸   Eton   ❋   Concord Sverige  ✺  Bildupphovsrätt Sverige


Education

11–14 • Beckmans College of Design,
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication (B.F.A.)

18 • Kollektyp,
6 week study circle in creating typefaces

15 • Graphic design: Socialism & feminism,
study circle at ABF

10–11 • Beckmans College of Design,
evening studies, Visual Communication

07–10 • NTI-Gymnasiet,
Media, Graphic communication


Work experience

11–Now • Studio Lina Forsgren

13–18 • Feministiska Kommunikationsbyrån
Co-Founder, Art Director, Graphic Designer and project manager.

16 • Medieinstitutet,
Course leader in Digital Content Design

15–16 • Kulturama,
Evening course leader in graphic design

14–15 • Reform Act,
Graphic Designer

13 • Reform Act,
Graphic Designer,
Summer work

13 • King,
Internship

12 • Dear Future,
Graphic Designer,
Summer work

12 • SNASK,
Summer internship

10–11 • Great works,
Junior Designer


Talks/workshops/tutoring


2020 • Mentor in the graduation course, with the third year students in Visual Communication at Beckmans College of Design

2020 • Guest tutor in design for change, with the second year students in Visual Communication at Beckmans College of Design

2019 • Panel discussion with the last year Communication Design students, Berghs School of Communication

2018 • Tutoring in design for digital platforms, The Swedish Association of Youth Councils

2018 • Workshop in graphic design of a local newspaper in Hökarängen (Suburb to Stockholm) made by youths between 15–25,
Grannskapskontoret, Hökarängen, Stockholm, Sweden

2017 • About my practice,
Konstskolan i Gävle, Gävle, Sweden

2017 • Norm Critical- & Creative Visual Communication, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden

2017 • Feminism & Activism in Design,
POST Design Festival, SPACE 10,
Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 • Norm Critical- & Creative Visual Communication, Åland Maritime Museum, Nordens Institut på Åland, The Åland Islands

2016 • Pechakutcha about Feministiska Kommunikationsbyrån, Feministisk Formbar, Stockholm, Sweden


Awards

2020 • Nomination in the category The Collective with the community and Facebook group Kreatörsgäris in Kolla! 2020


Kreatörsgäris is a Facebook group and community for women, non-binaries and transgendered people within the creative field. 
Motivation: “Kreatörsgäris is a closed party that opens up and inspires. A helpful space for questions, support and advice within the business.”


2016 • Gold in Kolla!
for Ogulligt in the moving image/games, apps and interactive design category.

2014 • Silver in Kolla!
for Arrivals in the Graphic Design/Interactive design category.

2014 • Silver in Kolla!
for Limbo in the Film/student category

Press/features

2019 • It’s Nice That
2018 • 99U – Design debate: “Is It Important That a Designer Agrees with Their Client’s Morals?”
2018 • AIGA Eye on Design
2017 • ilovecreatives
2016 • People of Print
2016 • AD Magazine
2016 • Frame Magazine
2016 • étapes
2015 • RedMilk Magazine
2015 • Metro London
2015 • It's Nice That
2015 • A spread in CAP&Design, the april issue
2015 • Formagramma
2015 • Arcademi
2014 • Interview in Nöjesguiden with Feministiska Kommunikationsbyrån
2014 • Selected in Cargo Gallery
2013 • Leva & Bo
2013 • Plaza Interiör
2013 • The Exquisite Collective - Interview
2013 • Pitch-Present
2013 • Sixand5
2013 • Thisispaper Magazine
2013 • Viewpoint Magazine, Issue 32
2013 • Ligature – Interview
2013 • Little Finger, Issue 1
2012 • It's Nice That
2012 • IdN, Vol.10 No.2, XXX Issue
2011 • Twofold Magazine, Issue 1
2011 • NICE Magazine, Issue 6


Mark