Mattias Johansson

Creative

Design, production & art direction

20 years of experience, designing and producing content for a wide range of mediums, including web, print and social media. Animation, illustrations, web design, photography, film, information-design and more. I have all the tools in my bag. Creating and maintaining brand manuals. Directing freelance designers, photographers and other creatives. Project and production planning.

Motion

A short film, informative and educational animations, interview with the CEO, drone perspective, a simple Gif animation for the web and After effects animations. I create motion.

Photography

Corporate photography, capturing moments and story telling, There are always a couple of cameras in my bag.

Web & social media

Corporate web design, stand alone campaign sites or creating a social media campaign. Managing specifications and wire frames for developers. I do it all.

Design, production & art direction

20 years of experience, designing and producing content for a wide range of mediums, including web, print and social media. Animation, illustrations, web design, photography, film, information-design and more. I have all the tools in my bag. Creating and maintaining brand manuals. Directing freelance designers, photographers and other creatives. Project and production planning.

Motion

A short film, informative and educational animations, interview with the CEO, drone perspective, a simple Gif animation for the web and After effects animations. I create motion.

Photography

Corporate photography, capturing moments and story telling, There are always a couple of cameras in my bag.

Web & social media

Corporate web design, stand alone campaign sites or creating a social media campaign. Managing specifications and wire frames for developers. I do it all.

This is where you find me

Brigad – a creative agency

Creative and founder of Brigad. A one-man band and the smallest creative agency you will find.

I founded Brigad in 2013. Brigad is a production and an advertising agency working with large & small companies and advertising agencies. Since I have several years of experience with different Inhouse agencies, both in Sweden and abroad – I found out I’ve become quite an expert in companies, content and advertising from the inside out. Now I do everything from creative ideas, concepts, art direction, graphic design, illustrations, final art and some copy to project and production management. That’s the core idea of the business – it keeps the production line short of time consuming meetings, with fast and accurate results. Quality is key.

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History

During my 20 years so far, there have been 1000's of projects. Only now at my company Brigad do I produce over 200 projects a year. However, here are a few I saved that I made until 2013.

O'Neill – H4 Wearable electronics

Concept & idea, illustrations and design

O'Neill H4 Wearable Electronics. O'Neill's groundbreaking 4th generation wearable electronica line, boasts a selection of the most innovative and technologically advanced snow products on the market

As a flagship product for the brand, the O'Neill Marketing Department wished to empower the H4 series with the strongest possible product group identity, allowing customers to recognise the 7 products as part of the same family.

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WASA – Breakfast Site

Conceptual Art and Design

With the WASA Breakfast Test you were able to test how healthy your daily breakfast was. Pick your ingredients, select your sex, length, weight, age and you got a brief eveluation from a dietitian. Forsman & Bodenfors made the photography.

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MySkiStar – Winter Campaign

Art Direction & Design

MySkiStar turns normal skiing into something more than just turning and carving down the mountain, through gameification – Find friends, see your statistics, pins and challenges on the web or on your mobile phone. Take your skiing to a new dimension. Over 900,00 skiers are registered (April 2020).

The campaign (newspapers, magazines, billboards etc.) rolled out in Scandinavia. Worked together with freelance photographer Jonas Kullman for this project. Check out MySkiStar here.

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Turner Pocock Cazalet – Wallpapers

Art Direction, Web Design and Execution

Inspired by the sketches and portfolio belonging to Catherine Cazalet, Turner Pocock interior design company has joined forces with Catherine to develop a range of graphic and vibrant wallpaper. At this time Flash sites were the big thing and I created this custom site so the whole screen became a showroom for the wallpaper.

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Danske Bank – TV commercials

Illustration, Animation and Film

Short films made for the Copenhagen based agency ZUPA and Danske Bank. Short stop motion films about the advantages of Danske Bank rolled out on their website, in selected shops and on TV. (the above is a low res version). Here is another one:

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O’Neill – Summer Campaign

Concept & Idea. Design & Typography

O'Neill Summer Campaign 2006. What began as a relatively small project at O’Neill quickly grew into a much bigger one. The initial brief outlined the need for a straightforward product concept to promote the O’Neill Art Trunk. Designed by celebrated tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher, the Art Trunk was a bold and commercially daring surf boardshort.

O’Neill Marketing Department and guided by the background of the artist and product, me and copywriter Nic Higson, developed a creatively minded concept that tied neatly into the expressive nature of surfers and those aspiring to the surf lifestyle. After O'Neill me and Nic founded Label Eight – a dream come true for me, we were based in London, Stockholm and the Swiss Alps.

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Brand Identities

A selection of event, company and project branding

Sony Ericsson W715 Campaign Site

Art & Illustrations

Illustrations made for the Sony Ericsson W715 campaign was running in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The concept was playlists, by famous Scandinavian athletes and artists, that could be downloaded through the Sony Ericsson Play Now Arena. Not kidding kids, this phone was a technological breakthrough and the flagship model everybody were craving for. All credits to Mikael Eidenberg for making the phone in 3D. Locomotiv – 'The Brand Agency', was the client.

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Öhlins TTX campaign website

Art Direction, Design and Flash Execution

This is a campaign I did while working at Label Eight. Flash sites was the state of the art back then and I coded this site from scratch displaying Öhlins latest products.

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Information Design

Art Direction, Technical Illustrations & Marketing design

This is a technical illustration of a 46 prcls shock absorber made for ducati motorcycles.

While working as a Marketing Designer at Öhlins Racing I was working together with experienced engineers, producing service manuals for Moto-GP, Super bike, motocross and NASCAR suspension.

Besides the technical illustration and information design at Öhlins Racing, me and Henrik Samuelson (Marketing Communication Manager) produced most of the marketing material while working at the 2 man strong inhouse agency at Öhlins.

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