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Curriculum Vitae

name Kåre Martens

date of birth 27.03.76

Employment

2018-Pres. Creative Director, Percept Brand Design, Sydney

2017-2018 Freelance Brand Specialist, Sydney (Interbrand, Collider, R/GA, M&C Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Clemenger BBDO), Sydney

2004-2017 Creative Director, Handverk, Oslo, Norway

2001-2003 Creative Director, Deepend, Sydney

2000-2001 Graphic Designer, Deepend, Sydney

Education

2001-2002 University of Western Sydney, Master of Design/Digital Media

2000-2001 University of Western Sydney, Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Design

1997-1999 London College of Printing, BA Graphic and Media Design

1996-1997 Camberwell College of Arts, London, BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design

Memberships

FONAS, Friends of the Nation Art School, Sydney

AGDA, Association of Graphic Designers Australia

Teaching experience

University of Wollongong (teaching course on branding to 3rd year students)

Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Sydney (teaching course on way finding and branding to 3rd year students)

Latest work

Key art for Beforeigners, HBO Nordic

Campaign direction and roll out of the Google Pixel 2 phone, through R/GA, Sydney

Rebranding of BresicWhitney, through Collider, Sydney

Branding of The Malt District, through M&CSaatchi, Melbourne

Design of the book Homecamp for Hardie Grant, Australia

Awards

Cannes Lions Finalist, Poster Category, “The Furniture Is The Poster”, 2014

Cannes Lions Finalist, Window Displays Category, “The Furniture Is The Poster”, 2014

The Most Beautiful Book of  The Year Award,  “Visuelt”: National Norwegian Graphic Design Awards, Norway, 2014

Silver, Hollywood Key Art Award for the film “Blind”, 2014

Gourmand World Cookbook  Award for “Pappamat”, Spain, 2013

Award for Design Excellence, Norwegian Design Council, 2013

The Most Beautiful Book of  The Year Award,  “Visuelt”: National Norwegian Graphic Design Awards, Norway, 2011

Diploma, Poster Design for the film “De Usynlige”,  “Visuelt”: National Norwegian Graphic Design Awards, Norway, 2009

Nominated for Best Poster, for the film “Mr.Nobody”, “Visuelt”: National Norwegian Graphic Design Awards, Norway, 2008

Nominated for Best Book Cover, for the book “Bittet”, “Visuelt”: National Norwegian Graphic Design Awards, Norway, 2008

Gold Award, Illustration for work on the film “Hawaii: Oslo”, “Visuelt”: National Norwegian Graphic Design Awards, Norway, 2004

Silver Award, Title Sequence for the film “Hawaii Oslo”, “Visuelt”: National Norwegian Graphic Design Awards, Norway, 2004 

Diploma, Poster Design for the film “Hawaii Oslo”,  “Visuelt”: National Norwegian Graphic Design Awards, Norway, 2004

Australian Graphic Design Association, Digital Media Award, 2004, for the design of the Museum of Contemporary Art website.

Association of Interactive Media Australia, Nomination For Best Website For A Non-Profit Organisation, 2004, for the design of the Museum of  Contemporary Art website.

Exhibitions

Beautiful and Pointless, solo show at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, 2018

Homeward, solo show at A-M Gallery, Sydney, 2012

Re Type, AllCity Gallery, London, 2011

50th Anniversary of the Architecture of Oscar Niemeyer Poster Exhibition, Buenos Aires, 2010

20th International Poster Biennale, “Fresh Masters, Posters from Norway and Poland, Warsawa, 2007

Interactive installations with Sopp Collective, exhibited at Firstdraft Gallery, “Wish You Were Here,” Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney: May 2003

Interactive installations with Sopp Collective, exhibited at “Schatz: Post Trash”, Cruise Bar, Circular Quay, Sydney: March 2003

Interactive installations with Sopp Collective, exhibited at ”Schatz: Art Versus Design”, Cruise Bar, Circular Quay, Sydney: November 2002

Video Ge=ame, exhibited at Guinness Contemporary Art Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2000

Finalist for the Guinness Young Contemporary Art Award, 2000

Selected publications

Nordic Graphic Designers, Carlsson, A, (ed), (Arvinius Forlag: Stockholm, 2013)

The 3D Type Book, Jacquillat, A (ed),  (Laurence King Publishing: London, 2011)

The Complete Guide to Designing Handmade Type, Rivers, C, (ed), (Rotovision: London, 2011)

Basic Promo, Blanco, A (ed), (Index Books: Barcelona, 2011)

Brand! Vol.4, Wong, A (ed), (Ooogo Limited: Guangzhou, 2011)

Brand! Vol.3, Wong, A (ed), (Ooogo Limited: Guangzhou, 2010)

1000 Fonts: An illustrated guide to finding the right typeface, Gordon, B,(ed), (Chronicle Books: San Francisco, 2009)  

It’s A Matter Of Illustration, Cheung, V (ed), (Viction Design, Hong Kong: October, 2005)

Victionary Two: Design for Kids, Cheung, V (ed), (Viction Design: Hong Kong, 2002)

55 degrees North: Contemporary Scandinavian Graphic Design, Sundqvist, P (ed), (Laurence King Publishing: London, 2002)

Design is Kinky: Permanent, (IdN Publishing: Hong Kong, 2001)

Output 4: International Yearbook For Works Of Graphic Design Students, Pfeffer, F, Kretschmann, D, (ed) (Schmidt: Mainz, 2001)

Talks at conferences

Speaker, We Love Graphic Design, Copenhagen, 2012

Speaker, Kreativt Forum, Stavanger, 2009

Press

Feature, ANTI-Magazine, Oslo, June 2017

Feature, A New Type of Imprint, Oslo, November 2014

Feature, Paper Sea Quarterly, “Oceans in my blood, painting by Kåre Martens”, April 2013

Feature, DPI Magazine, “Handverk”, Hong Kong, October 2011

Feature, Computer Arts Magazine, “Sopp Collective”, London, March 2008

Editorial, Lost at E Minor, “The Sopp Collective”, Sydney (Online), July 2007

Feature, Computer Arts Magazine, “Black & White Design”, London, 2007

Editorial, Hotpress, “Inside Artwork: Sopp Collective”, Sydney, May 2006

Editorial, Australian Creative “DiscCo.”, Sydney/Melbourne, March 2006

Zavos, Z, Record Sleeve Design, featuring Sopp Collective, Riot Magazine, 2006

Editorial, “The future in our hands, meet fourteen of tomorrow’s creatives,” (Fremtiden i våre hender, møt 14 av morgendagens kreatører), Kreativt Forum, Norway, March 2004

Bodin, H, “Kåre Martens: Dezine Interview” (Dezine Intervjuer Kåre Martens), Kreativt Forum, Norway, March 2004)

Editorial, Cyclic Defrost “Sopp Collective – Cover Design Story”: Sydney, March 2003

References

Ben Marshall, Head of Contemporary Music at Sydney Opera House

e: BMarshall@sydneyoperahouse.com        

t: +61 2 9250 7827 

Matt Griffin, Director at Deepend Sydney

e: Matt.Griffin@deepend.com.au

t: +61 2 8917 7900