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CV : Eirik Fatland, Interaction Designer
Born May 20th, 1976.
2001-2004BA of Interactive Media Design, Designskolen Kolding, Denmark.
Courses included Colour, 2D and 3D Drawing, programming (Lingo, PHP, MAX/MSP), web design, sound and digital audio. Workshops covered topics including antropomorphic design, robotics, e-learning, physical computing, surveillance, urban and interior spaces, cross-cultural visual communication, installation design.
2000-2001Freelance Graphical and Web Designer, Oslo, Norway.
Layout of the magazine Aesculap, published by the Norwegian Medical Students Association. Multiple booklet, brochure and website design jobs for NGOs including NOAS, Norwegian Peoples Aid, Youth against Drugs (UMN) and the Socialist Left Party (SV).
1999-2000Compulsory Social Service, NOAS, Oslo, Norway
As an alternative to military service, I functioned as a web developer, web editor and information worker at NOAS - Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers.
1997-1999Division Manager, Citlembik Ltd., Istanbul, Turkey
Built and managed Citlembiks web design capability under the label of "Pera New Media". Designed web pages, trained staff and managed customer relations.
1995-1997Student of Humanities, University of Oslo, Norway
Completed courses in Philosophy and Scientific Method (6 months), Comparative Religion (1 year) and Mythology (6 months). Attended courses in Philosophy and the History of Ideas.
1992-1995Student at Ski High School, Ski, Norway
Personally chosen curriculum of English, Drama, Social Science, Philosophy, Art. Completed with 5.0 grade average (top 5-10%).
Part-time and project-based occupations
Non-Design Freelance Work
Freelance project manager for LabCom: Danish Centre for Communication, Spring-04. Co-ordinated a team of five freelancers in developing and launching LabComs new communication profile.
Danish-English translation for Designskolen Kolding, 2003. Web Design Teacher for the municipality of Oppegaard (1998) and at Yagmur Cybercafe (1998-1999). (see portfolio for design experience).
Writing / Journalism
Columnist in Finnish cultural magazine "Ei", 2003. Indymedia Journalist at the Independent Media Centre, Gothenburg (Sweden) during the 2001 EU summit. Journalist and editorial collective member at the Oslo IMC 2001-2002. Staff Journalist (part-time) for the youth magazine Reporter, 1993-1994.
Short Stories published in the magazine "Reporter", accepted for the anthology "Speilglass", and for an upcoming anthology of Norwegian short stories. Poetry readings at Club PapaDada, Oslo. Authored lyrics for the musician Bjoern Lynnes album "Montage".
General banking tasks. Summer replacement in Postbanken (Postal Bank of Norway) and DnB-NOR (Union Bank of Norway): 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2004. Tasks included bank account registration, credit checks, money transfer registrations, customer database maintenance, receipt copies.
Norwegian-English bilingual. British accent. Excellent written English and Norwegian. Can read German. Learning Mandarin Chinese.
Professional experience in: interaction design, print design, graphical design, web design, multimedia design, game design.
Programming: in Lingo (excellent), PHP (good), MAX/MSP (decent), ActionScript (some). expert user: Adobe suite (Photoshop, InDesign etc.), Microsoft Office suite (word, excel etc.).
Experienced lecturer, drama & roleplaying coach, teamwork coach, software teacher. Can teach written and conversational English, interacting drama, roleplaying design and theory, software at the user level, interaction design.
Some experience in journalism, copyediting, creative writing (published short stories), academic writing (roleplaying theorist), business English, legal Norwegian. Excellent game writer. Fast typist - both on alphanumerical and numerical keyboards.
Teamwork, project management, team training, art direction, process awareness, process planning.