Ragnar Freyr

Graphic Design
Reykjavík, Iceland

r@ragnarfreyr.com
(+354) 868 7751
Ragnar Freyr

I am Ragnar Freyr, a designer from Reykjavík, Iceland. I have been working on the intersection of traditional graphic design and digital/interaction design for about 20 years.

I was born on the 26th of July, 1980 and have been making websites, graphics and publications with varying levels of success since 1995. I started my own design studio practice in 2001 and still run it to this day. Sometimes dormantly on the side, sometimes full-time.

I graduated from the Icelandic Academy of Arts in 2005 as a graphic designer and again in 2009 as an art and design teacher. I believe in simplicity and the principles of thoughtful minimalism in both life and design.

Available for very select projects.

Clients and projects

Having worked for Fortune 500 corporations and small start-ups alike I now prefer to work closely with companies on the smaller end of the spectrum. Apps I have designed have reached top rankings on the international App Store and my posters have been featured in books and exhibited across the globe.

Internship and jobs

Unfortunately I am not offering work or intern positions at the moment. Feel free to email me your portfolio and say hi at r@ragnarfreyr.com at any time though.

On the internet

Dribbble:
/ragnarfreyr
Behance:
/ragnarfreyr
Instagram:
@ragnarfreyr
Twitter:
@ragnarfreyr
Goodreads:
/ragnarfreyr

Exhibitions

2018:
9. PLASTER, International festival of graphic design - CSW - Torun, Poland
2017:
Against Live Shipment - Florentine Gallery - Tel Aviv, Israel
2017:
61° Studio: Northern Design - Anchorage Museum - Anchorage, Alaska
2016:
Soirée Graphique Nº9 - KOMET - Bern, Switzerland
2015:
Tribute to the Love Letter - MUSCOM - The Hague, Netherlands
2015:
co2 poster biennial - Western Colorado Center for the Arts - Grand Junction, Colorado
2014:
Fegursta orðið - Culture House - Reykjavík, Iceland
2014:
Furðulegt háttalag hönnuða - Borgarleikhúsið - Reykjavík, Iceland
2013:
Ficciones Typografika - Garage Gallery - Minneapolis, USA
2013:
Hringrás - TastySpace - Las Vegas
2013:
Hringrás - Kaffi Mokka - Reykjavík, Iceland
2012:
Taktabrot, Breakbeat.is - Reykjavík, Iceland
2011:
Randscharf | On the cutting edge - Frankfurt, Germany
2010:
FÍT 2010 / Grafísk hönnun á Íslandi - IÐA, Reykjavík
2009:
Á bak við Reykjavík - Kron, Reykjavík
2008:
To Gaza With Love - Mori gallery. Sidney, Australia
2007:
Love your Earth - 100% Design Tokyo - Tokyo
2007:
Love your Earth - Seoul Deign week - Seoul
2006:
These Boots Were Made - Kringlan, Reykjavík
2003:
Tekko // Future Beautiful - Toronto
2003:
Tekko // Future Beautiful - Singapore
2002:
Form Island - Malmö, Sweden

Recently

Now:
Working at my home office.
2019:
Launched Vegan Iceland app.
2018:
Full-time freelance.
2017:
Creative Director at WuXi NextCODE.
2016:
Game & Product designer at Digon Games.
2014:
Co-founder of Tvinna.
2010:
Digital designer at CCP.
2009:
Product designer at gogoyoko.

Featured in

Nature Logo by Counter-Print
Soirée Graphique Magazine by Soirée Graphique.
Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips
CAN Magazine Issue #2 by DI-CA
Desktop Magazine Issue #304 by Desktop
Animal Logo by Counter-Print
Inspire Issue 45 by Iggesund
List í 365 daga (Art365) by Art365.is
Computer Arts February 2011 (#184) by Computer Arts
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue by IdN
LogoLounge Master Library by LogoLounge
How to Use Type by Lindsey Marshall and Lester Meachem
Taktabrot by Breakbeat.is
Randscharf - on the Cutting Edge - Design in Island by Gestalten
I Love Type Series (vol.3): I Love Bodoni by Victionary
For a Good Cause by Cactus Design, Index Book
Creative Grab Bag by Ethan Bodnar, HOW Publishing
ADC*E 18th Awards Annual, 2009
Basic Logos by Index Book
MyOwnBusinessCard by Marc Praquin, Design and Design
Flashback by Victionary
Colour Mania by Victionary
100% European Graphic Design Portfolio by Page One Publishing
Tres Logos by Gestalten Verlag
Young European Graphic Designers by Daab
Graphic Designology 300 by LaVie
Color & Layout by HarperCollins
ADC*E 17th Awards Annual, 2008
A Tribute to Celebrities by Index Book
Around Europe Logos by Index Book
ADC*E 16th Awards Annual, 2007
Page Issue 08.06
Around Europe Publisher by Index Book
NordicYoungBlood by Bleed, Gestalten Verlag
Around Europe Promotion by Index Book
ADC*E 15th Awards Annual 2006
Re:Think, Re:Design, Re:Construct, HOW Publishing
Tekko // Future Beautiful by Tekko
FÍT 2008 / Gráa bókin by FÍT

Side projects

Tvinna.is
Vegan Iceland
Taktabrot
Reading List

Contact

Álfheimar 70
104 Reykjavík, Iceland
r@ragnarfreyr.com
(+354) 868 7751

Furðulegt háttalag
Poster, Illustration
Furðulegt háttalag hönnuða, 2014

Vesæll maður
Poster (From left to right: Virgile Laguin, Ragnar Freyr, Parker Sprout.)
Erik Brandt, Ficciones Typografika, 2013

Vegan Iceland (Available on the App Store and Google Play)
App, Branding, UI/UX, Content
Vegan Ísland, 2019

Melankoli
Poster (Photo by Silvano Zeiter)
Soirée Graphique Nº9, 2016

Distractions
Poster
Distractions, 2013

Kickoff CM
Game Design, Branding, UI/UX Design (in collaboration with Dóri)
Digon Games, 2016

Pig Save
Poster, Illustration
Against Live Shipment, 2017

Kolibri
Logo
Kolibri, 2016

Taktabrot
Book, posters
Breakbeat.is, 2012

Amala
Logo, Branding
Amala, 2018

Inspirally
Logo, Branding
Spectaflow, 2018

Heilsuvera
Web portal, UI/UX
TM Software, 2014

Fegursta orðið
Poster
Fegursta oðið, 2014

Athvarfið
Poster
Litli Dímon, 2012

End Stage
Illustration
Hringrás, 2013

Skógræktarfélag / forestry association
Logo
Skógræktarfélag Austur-Húnvetninga, 2012

Rewind
Poster
Breakbeat.is, 2009

Factory
Poster
DesignBoom, 2007

Ofbeldi
Riso poster
Áróður, 2017

Human Rights
Poster, Illustration
The Icelandic Human Rights Centre, 2008

Samtök Grænkera á Íslandi
Logo design
Samtök Grænkera á Íslandi, 2018

Discovery
Spotify Playlist
Best tracks, 2019

Shake on it
Illustration, Poster
2013

Tempo
Logo, Branding
Tempo, 2013

Pendulum
Poster
Breakbeat.is, 2006

Waste
Poster
DesignBoom, 2007

Goolden Boot
Installation
Iceland Review, 2005