About

SOFIA HOLT

 

I have grown up with handcraft, where creativity and innovation has been central. Each day consisted and still consists of creating, if only a small sketch idea or a chair built in the workshop. I like to use leftover, recycled materials where possible and strive for a sustainable production. The small scale craftsmanship, where I do all the work myself has developed to also work with 3D programs to create renderings and technical drawings for larger productions where other artisans make the final products.

 

In my portfolio you will find varied projects such as illustrations, logos, jewelry, furniture, interior, installations, photography, handicraft products of many different materials and techniques, conceptual projects in both large and small scale.

 

Take a moment to look into the projects on this site and feel free to contact me with any question or idea. Customized designs for exhibitions, furniture, illustration, logotype, jewellery and other products are available upon request.

 

EDUCATION

2004-07

Picture and Form, Strömkulleskolan, Bengtsfors, Sweden

2010-11

Preparation year Industrial Design, FIDU, Hällefors, Sweden

2011-14

Product Design & Interior Arcitecture, Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm

 

INTERNSHIP

2012, June

Tattooartist apprentice, studio Kult Tatto Fest, Stockholm

2013, May

Anton Alvarez Studio, Stockholm

www.antonalvarez.com

2013, July

Tjitske Hemkes, Amsterdam, Netherlands

www.tjitskehemkes.com

2014-15, August-February

UMA furniture & decoration, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

WORK

2006 & 07 June-August

Designing & painting 13 parkbenches placed in the public space of Säffle, Sweden.

2011

Guide & shop assistant at The House of Design, Hällefors, Sweden

2012

Part of design team coming up with a concept for Sustainable Fashion Academys event: “Global Leadership Award of Sustainable Apparel” at the Arcitect- & Designcentre, Stockholm.

2014

Assistant at Anton Alvarez studio

2014 - Now

Freelance Creative : Artist, Designer, Private Tutor and Lecturer

2015 - Now

UMA furniture & decoration, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2014/16

Lecturer & tutor, FIDU Preparatory Industrial Design Education, Hällefors, Sweden

2016

Studdy, design & report of visitors seating at Tom Tits Science Centre, Södertälje, Sweden

2016

Art teacher at secondary school, one semester, Säffle, Sweden

2017

Artistic leader; teaching and guiding teenagers to design and paint 4 park benches, Säffle, Sweden

 

SCHOLARSHIP

2009

Lions schoolarship of Culture, Säffle, Sweden

2010

Sparbankens schoolarship of Culture, Säffle, Sweden

2014

Artists Collective workshop in Stockholms stipendium for graduation student at Beckmans College of Design

2014

Beckmans College of Design and the company UMA's scholarship of 6 month internship in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

 

CONTACT

hej@sofiaholt.com

+46(0)70 2459088

+84(0)122 6664142

 

Instagram

Everyday life: dagensros

Art and Illustration only: sofiasillu

 

Photo: Mangostar