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Jonas Christiansen

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS (SVA)

Jonas says: “I’m a 24 year old art director currently in my last year at the School of Visual Arts. Before coming to New York City for school, I lived my whole life in a little town in the north of Germany. After graduating high school, I took part in a community service at a local kindergarten for children with special needs. Before applying to SVA, I took a 6 month internship at KMF, an ad agency in Hamburg. New York has always been my dream place to live, and having been interested in design since childhood, it was a perfect match. I originally aspired to be a Disney employee, which soon morphed into a fascination of web design. In my teenage years, I started to learn HTML/CSS/Photoshop, and then I became interested in the interactive work that ad agencies were doing. After being at school and interning at Scholz and Friends in Germany and Pereira & O’Dell in NYC, my fascination for the possibilities that advertising offers and its transformation from classic to interactive storytelling has grown tremendously.”

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