Maria Fridman is an award winning senior Art Director and Creative based in Gothenburg, working at the world-renowned advertising agency Forsman & Bodenfors. During her ten years in the industry, she has lead and produced global as well as local campaigns for
clients such as Volvo Cars, Heineken and IKEA. Curious at heart and always eager to grow, Maria has worked at several agencies around the globe, including Buenos Aires, London and Helsinki. She believes advertising and visual communication comes with great responsibility and tries to make this world a slightly better place with every campaign that she makes.

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Work

FORSMAN & BODENFORS
Art Director
Clients: Abba, Faktum, IKEA, Marabou, The Gothenburg Opera, SKII China, SKII Japan, SKII U.S., Ving, Volvo Cars Global, Volvo Cars Sverige, Volvo Business Lease, Volvo Originalservice
Gothenburg, Sweden
2011 – Present

F&B Management Team, Opponent
2012 – 2013

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Art Director
Clients: Heineken, Nelonen, S-Pankki, Tjäreborg, The Cancer Society of Finland, Yes to Organ Donation
Helsinki, Finland
2009 – 2011

THE BROOKLYN BROTHERS
Creative Intern
Clients: 118 118, Living, National Express, Woolworths
London, England
August – October 2009

MADRE
Creative Intern
Clients: Banco Hippotecario, Fernet 1882, Nike
Buenos Aires, Argentina
June – August 2008

KOKORO & MOI
Creative Intern
Clients: Adidas, Bon Bon Kakku, Nada Go-Go
Helsinki, Finland
April 2008

RÖNNGARD
Art Director Assistant
Clients: AstraZeneca, Ateljé Lyktan, Lysekils, Malmö Redhawks, Roccia, Zoégas
Malmö, Sweden
2005 – 2006

Education

BECKMANS COLLEGE OF DESIGN
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising and Graphic Design
2006 – 2009

THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
Visual Communication
2005 – 2006

ÖSTRA GREVIE FOLKHÖGSKOLA
Graphic Design
2003 – 2005

SÖRÄNGENS FOLKHÖGSKOLA
Art
2002 – 2003

LUND UNIVERSITY
History of Art
2002

Awards & Honors

SVENSKA DESIGNPRISET
Gold
The Gothenburg Opera
2016

CANNES LIONS
National Diploma
The Cancer Society of Finland
2014

GULDÄGGET FILM
Silver
Ving
2013

GULDÄGGET DESIGN
Nominated
The Gothenburg Opera
2013

RESUMÉ
Ad song of the year
Ving
2013

SANOMA AWARD
Print ad of the year
Tjäreborg
2012

BEST ADS ON TV
The third best ranked Art Director in Finland for the past decade
2012

D&AD
Silver Pencil
Heineken
2011

EPICA
Bronze
Heineken
2011

CANNES
Shortlisted
Yes to Organ Donation
2011

EACA CARE AWARDS
The Cancer Society of Finland
2011

GALLERIAN FASHION AWARD
Gold
2008

HP DESIGN CONTEST
Gold
2007

THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS LOGO CONTEST
Silver
2006

ÖSTRA GREVIE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
2005

ÖSTRA GREVIE POSTER CONTEST
Gold
2005

KIRSEBERG SCHOOL AGAINST BULLYING
Best Friend
1995

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