Herdís Björk Þórðardóttir

 

artist + graphic designer

 

herdisbjork@gmail.com

 

tel. (+354) 862 1770

 

 

Work

 

2017

Part time teaching Art & design history at Akureyri Junior College.

 

2017

Was invited by Creative Momentum and Eyþing to take part in Artic Design Week in Rovaniemi, Finland. It was an amazing trip with two other designers from North Iceland and a group of creative people from North Ireland, West of Ireland, Sweden and Finland,

 

2017

Designed the cover and layout of the book: Kristneshæli - saga berklasjúklinga.

 

2016

Part time teaching Art & design history at Akureyri Junior College.

 

2016

Designed the cover and layout of the book: Lífið í Kristneshæli.

 

2016

Took part in Design March with the group from Not-Design exhibition at Akureyri Art Museum (2015) at Syrusson Hönnunarhús.

 

2015

Illustration and book design (layout) for a children´s book called: "Vikkala Sól og hamingjukrúsin" (Vikkala Sól and the Happy-Jar) by writer Kristín Margrét Kristmannsdóttir. The book has gotten great reviews and in the first week out was on the top 10 sales lists in Eymundssson bookstores: childrens books #4 / List af all books #6

 

http://www.eymundsson.is/nanar?productid=9a89d60c-7eaa-11e5-9401-00155d691f37

http://www.visir.is/visir-birtir-boksolulistana-i-heild-sinni-arnaldur-og-yrsa-bitast-um-toppinn-enn-og-aftur/article/2015151129317

 

2015

Designed the cover and layout of the book: Sagan af ömmu.

 

2015

Designed a new look for a school version of the app 2know, which we will introduce at the Bett Technical Show in January 2016, we are taking part as a group of start-up companies from Iceland in cooperation with Íslandsstofa.

 

2015

Products made for an group exhibition of 5 local designers in Akureyri Art Museum -  we plan to exhibit the products at DesignMarch 2016.

 

"INGÓLFUR" childrens desk - I redesigned an old children´s desk my grandfather (his name is Ingólfur Jónsson) made about 45 years ago. The plan was to turn his great craftmanship into a finished product, ready for mass production. (photos coming soon)

"DAGNÝ" a patterned shelf to put above a radiator - or simply as a decorative shelf. Dagný is my grandmothers name and I found it appropriate to name the shelf after her since these two objects were being exhibited together. (photos coming soon)

 

http://www.listak.is/is/moya/news/not-nordlensk-voruhonnun-i-listasafninu-a-akureyri

 

2015

Created a website for Café Rosenberg a restaurant and live music venue in Reykjavík, run (and founded) by my father Þórður Pálmason and his wife Auður Kristmannsdóttir.

 

2013

Founded Appia (software company) in company with Björn Gíslason and Matthías Rögnvaldsson, with the main goal to get the app 2know up and running.

 

2013 - 2014

Teaching part time at Myndlistaskólinn á Akureyri (Akureyri School of Visual Arts)

 

Since 2009

Working freelance as well as working on my own design and product line: Bimbi

 

Among customers: Óðinsauga - bókaútgáfa, Tækifæri, Menntaskólinn á Akureyri, Gámaþjónustan, Sagaplast, ITH Starfsmannaþjónusta, Siena Consulting (Norway), Grenndargralið, Kvennakórinn Dóttir (Kbh, Denmark)...

 

 

Education & awards

 

2017 I was among 3 designers from Northern Iceland to be invited by Creative Momentum and Eyþing  to take part in Artic Design Week.

 

2015 With my partners at Appia, received a few grants for the project 2know-school, the biggest one from Rannís (the Icelandic Researchfund).

http://en.rannis.is/nd)

 

2015 Not - product design received a grant from Atvinnuþróunarfélag Eyjafjarðar

http://www.afe.is/en

 

​2013 Received an award (3rd place) in company with Björn Gíslason and Matthías Rögnvaldsson for 2know.is at Startup Weekend Akureyri anh.is

 

2011 Received an award from Myndlistaskólinn á Akureyri (Akureyri School of Visual Arts), for my final project: Bimbi

 

2011 Graduated from Myndlistaskólinn á Akureyri (Akureyri School of Visual Arts), Graphic Design

 

2009 Graduated from the Háskólinn á Akureyri (University of Akureyri), Faculty of Education

 

2003 Graduated from Myndlistaskólinn á Akureyri (Akureyri School of Visual Arts), Fine Arts

 

2000 Graduated from Menntaskólinn á Akureyri (Akureyri Junior College)

 

1992-1999 Art courses at: Liceo Artistico (Piacenza, Italy), Northern Essex Community College (Newburyport, MA, USA), Myndlistaskólinn í Reykjavík, Fjölbrautarskólinn í Breiðholti, Myndlistaskólinn á Akureyri

 

 

ExhibitionsExhibitions

 

2016 Design March / Hönnunarmars: Not - vöruhönnun, Syrusson Hönnunarhús

 

2015 Akureyri Art Museum - Listak, Not - vöruhönnun (5 local designers)

 

2014 Salur Myndlistafélagsins, The Visual Artists Society, Kræsingar, Group Exhibition

 

2014 Design March / Hönnunarmars, 30 designers at Epal Designstore

 

2013 Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy

 

2013 Handverk og Hönnun, Design and Crafts, Reykjvík

 

2013 Salur Myndlistafélagsins, The Visual Artists Society, Group Exhibition

 

2011 Myndlistaskólinn á Akureyri, Graduation Exhibition - Graphic Design

 

2009 Kaffi Karólína, Solo Exhibition

 

2004 Geimstofan hönnunarhús, Group Exhibition - Rex & Pex

 

2003 Ketilhúsið, Myndlistaskólinn á Akureyri, Graduation Exhibition - Fine Art

 

2003 Impra - Innovation Center Iceland

 

2003 Gallerí Gersemi, Student Exhibition at a local gallery

 

2002 Landsbankinn, Group Exhibition at Landsbankinn Bank

 

2001 Ketilhúsið, 10×10, Group Exhibition

 

2000 Safnasafnið, Student Exhibition

 

1999 Deiglan, Young Artists, Listasumar á Akureyri

 

 

Memerships

 

Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna (SÍM) / The Associaton of Icelandic   Visual Artists

Félag Íslenskra Teiknara (FÍT) / Association of Icelandic Graphic Designers

Myndlistarfélagið / The Artists’ Society in Akureyri

Gilfélagið / The Gil Society in Akureyri

 

 

Press

 

2015, August, 15th Interview with product designer Helga Björg about our exhibition NOT-vöruhönnun:

http://www.visir.is/ExternalData/pdf/fbl/150815.pdf (bls. 449

 

2015, July 23rd Article on NOT-vöruhönnun from Morgunblaðið (www.mbl.is):

 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205733192781897&set=t.1025487352&type=3&theater

 

Group photo of the NOT-vöruhönnun designers

"INGÓLFUR" photo

 

2011, May 28th Graduation work featured in an online newspaper pressan

http://www.pressan.is/Veroldin

 

2011 May 23th Article on graduation work in Fréttablaðið newspaper and online on visir.is

www.visir.is/article/2011705239927

pdf version: vefblod.visir.is/index.php

 

2011 Umfjöllun um Vorsýningu MyndAk í Vikud i​ birtist 19. maí 2011 í Vikudegi. Umfjöllun um útskriftarsýningu Myndlistaskólans á Akureyri - mynd af Bimbi

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