Born in 1962 in Stockholm, lives and works in the countryside outside Kalmar in Sweden.
    Trained as an industrial designer (MFA) at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts, and Design and Glasgow School of Art, Louise graduated 1998. She has since then mainly worked as a designer as well as a lecturer.
     In 2016 Louise decided to change focus and have since then worked as an artist.


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Bjursnäs bygdegård, Bjursnäs 232, 388 96 Ljungbyholm, SWEDEN


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2018  Södra Möre konstförening

2018  Art Attack

2018  Rostad konstförening

2021  Konst Runt (upcoming)
2020  Galleri Persona
2020  Pukeberg’s Summer exhibition. Pukebergs konsthall
2019  Konst Runt
2019  Pukeberg’s Summer exhibition. Pukebergs konsthall
2019  Ölands Museum Himmelsberga. Vårsalong
2019  Nordic Contemporary Art Center. Xiamen, China
2018  Konst Runt
2018 Pukeberg’s Summer exhibition. Pukebergs konsthall
2018  Nybro Public Library. Summer exhibition
2018  Ölands Museum Himmelsberga. Vårsalong
2017  Konst Runt
2017 Pukeberg’s Summer exhibition. Pukebergs konsthall
2017  Ölands Museum Himmelsberga. Vårsalong
2017  Nybro konstförening. Vårsalong

2010  Estrid Ericson

2008  Rowena Reed Kostellow Fund

2007  The Knowledge Foundation / KK-Stiftelsen

2007  Estrid Ericson

1995  Casina Awards

1994  Avesta Sheffield Award

2011 - 2012  Lernia / Linnaeus University. Management trainee programme
2007 - 2008  Pratt Institute, NY, US. Visiting research scholar of Form and Space Methodology
1993-1998  Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design. Industrial Design (MFA)
1996-1997  Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design. Special studies at the Graphic Design & Illustration Department and the Design Studio
1995  Glasgow School of Art, UK. Exchange studies at the Product Design Department
1992  Stockholm University. Cinema Studies
1991 - 1992  Stockholm University. Art History
1987 - 1988  FolkUniversitetet. Preparatory art studies
1987  The Academy of Cutting and Tailoring in Stockholm. Pattern and cutting foundation course 

Swedish Artists' Association
Konstnärscentrum Syd/KC Syd
konst i kalmar län

2010-2011, 2012-now  Department of Design, Linnaeus University. Senior lecturer / assistant professor in form, design
2012-2013  Department of Design, Linnaeus University. Vice head of department
2012-2013, 2010-2011  Department of Design, Linnaeus University. Coordinator of the Product Design Programme
2009-2010, 2011-2012  Ölands Folkhögskola. Coordinator of Basår Design
1999-2008  School of Design, Högskolan i Kalmar. Lecturer in design
1998-2008  KTH Royal Institute of Technology, The Graphic Institute / IHR at Stockholm University, BTH Blekinge Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Nottingham Trent University. Guest lecturer 

WORKING EXPERIENCES Employment highlights
2000-2001  FramFab. Stockholm. Art directing, interaction design, service design
1995  SeymourPowell. London, UK. Industrial design, internship
1984-1999  Utställningsgruppen/Bieneck International. Stockholm. Exhibition design, graphic design, project management. My primary clients were Swedish Trade & Invest Council, Ericson, Telia, TryggHansa, Swedish Golf Federation, among others.

WORKING EXPERIENCES Freelancing highlights
1992-now  Some of my clients: Asko Appliances, BigsoBox, Boda Nova/Höganäs, Coop forum, Doro, EMI, Ragdoll Production, Sievi, Stockholm Pride, Stockholm University, Teater Plaza, Telia. In my consulting business I have mainly worked with industrial design, product design, graphic design, interaction design, interior design and facilitating workshops/focus groups/teaching. The projects have ranged from concept development of products, concept stores, service design, sketch assignments, digital user tests, illustration, pattern design, strategic design to finished products.

All work © Louise Swärdshammar 2020