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Mail: hello@madsjakobpoulsen.com
Twitter: @Madsjpoulsen
Blog: SomethingByNight

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About


Mads Jakob Poulsen is a graphic designer from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mads is working in New Yrok as Creative Director at global branding and design firm Siegel+Gale.

Mads' Danish heritage makes him a fluent in the language of design and his iconic and engaging work
is always rooted in strong conceptual ideas. From the first year of his professional career up to today his work has been recognized by the likes of D&AD, Cannes Lions, Art Directors Club, Brand New Awards, IF Award, Print Magazine and Creative Circle Award.

Mads has spoken at events and given lectures in Denmark, US and Canada as well as judged design and advertising awards Internationally.

In 2010 Art Directors Club New York placed
Mads Jakob Poulsen on their top 50 young designers of the world list, making him an ADC Young Gun.

Prior to this he was at Wolff Olins, New York, working with clients such as USA Today, Aol, Asian Art Museum, Belkin, Current TV, Microsoft, NBC Universal and the Smithsonian.

Teaching, Lectures,
Jury and Workshops


High School Art & Design Class at ADC
Spring assignment and lecture for selected art
students from across New York City.

92nd Annual Art Directors Club Jury
Jurymember for ADC New York.
55.02.13

Meet The Judges
Talk and Q&A at W2 Media Cafe,
Vancouver, 21.09.12

Lotus Awards
Jurymember for Canadian advertising
and design award
Vancouver, 21.09.12

Parsons New School of Design
Corporate Identity presentation,
Parsons Design Talk and Q&A
04.11.11

Adobe Panel Talk
Art Directors Club New York
CONCEIVE, CREATE, DELIVER
Panel talk with Jonathan Hills
(Domani Studios), Karen Monahan
(Wieden Kennedy) and me.
Moderated by Julie Lasky from
Design Observer.
New York, 23.06.11

Art Directors Club Jury
Jurymember for Art Directors Club
Young Guns Award
01.05.11

Apple Talk
Apple Store, SoHo, New York
28.03.11

The Arts institute New York
Guest lecturer
New York, 14.03.11

School of Visual Communication
Living Identity, one week workshop

School of Visual Communication
Scale in Design, one week creative
workshop

School of Visual Communication
Packaging Design, one week creative
workshop 2009-2011

Architecture Sans Frontieres
Head of Jury, logo competition for the
danish branch of Architecture Sans Frontieres.

School of Visual Communication
Interviewing future students at the entry
exam at the School of Visual Communication,
Haderslev, Denmark

Curriculum Vitae

2014-Present
Creative Director at Siegel+Gale, New York.

2013 – 2014
Associate Creative Director at Siegel+Gale, New York.

2010 – 2013
Senior Designer at Wolff Olins, New York.

2010 – Present
Freelance Creative Director for EcoProtein

January – February 2010
Guest Art Director at Above Group-Ogilvy,
Trinidad & Tobago

2009 – present
First international writer on Under
Consideration's design blog, Brand New.

June 2009 – present
Board member of Smiley:Days
a non profit organisation organizing children
music festivals at danish asylum camps.

January 2009 – present
I am attached to The School of Visual
Communication, teaching freelance in concept
development, identity and packaging design.

2007 – 2010
Senior Designer at Goodmorning Technology

2004 – 2007
Bachelor Degree from The School of Visual Communication, Haderslev Denmark

2002 – 2004
Copenhagen Technical Academy:
Graphic design, poster design and photography.


Awards

Silver Cannes Lions 2013
360 Brand, USA TODAY

ADC Silver Cube 2013
Newspaper design, USA TODAY

Fast CO Innovation by Design Award 2013
USA TODAY Newspaper redesign

Obie Award 2013
Grand Central Station Domination /
advertising campaign USA TODAY

D&AD Award 2012
Logo, Current TV

Brand New Award 2011
Best of category, Identity & Animation, Current TV

Brand New Award 2011
Honorary Mention, Identity, Belkin

Core77 Runner Up Award 2011
Core77 Design Awards, New York

Young Creative CIrcle Shortlist 2011
Identity Design

Young Gun(s) 2010
Art Directors Club, New York

IF Communication Award 2010
Copenhagen Parts

Young Creative Circle Award 2010
Design, "T-shirt Calendar"

Creative CIrcle Shortlist 2010
Packaging Design, "Scanwood"

Young Creative CIrcle Shortlist 2010
Design, "T-shirt Calendar"

Young Creative CIrcle Shortlist 2009
Design, "Stand Out"

D&AD (UK) Annual Selection 2008
packaging design, Widex

Young Creative Circle Award 2008 (DK)
design "In your pocket"

Creative Circle Shortlist 2008
Packaging Design, Widex

Young Creative Circle Shortlist 2008
Design, "More sex"

Young Creative Circle Shortlist 2008
Design, "In your pocket"

Print Magazine Award 2008
Packaging Design, Widex

IF Award 2008
Packaging Design, Widex

Menighedsrådsvalg 2008
Poster Competition, 2. prize.

Innovation Lab Competition 2007
Identity for the Geoware Conference 07 at Aros,
Århus, Denmark.

Books

Computer Arts Branding Annual 2014
The most inspiring design from the world's leading creatives.
ISBN 1-85870-837-0

Black and White
New Monochrome Graphics
ISBN 978-9881943958

Handmade Packaging Workshop
By Rachel Wiles

the 2011 Brand New Awards
UnderConsideration LLC
ISBN 978-0-9826253-4-7

Innovative Stationary Graphics
Proffessional Corporate Identity Design
Monsa ISBN 978-84-15223-13-9

Designers Universe – The Wow Factor
Sandu Publishing Co. ISBN 978-988-19847-4-6

1000 ideas by 100 graphic designers
Matteo Cossu, Rockport ISBN 978-1-59253-574-3 / 1-59253-574-7

Packaging Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Creating Packages
Rockport Publishers ISBN 1592536034 / 978-1592536030

Creative Circle 2010

Los Logos 5: Compass
Gestalten ISBN 978-3-89955-320-8

Creative Circle 2009
CC ISBN 87-91272-07-6

Boxed and labelled
New approaches to packaging design
Gestalten, ISBN 978-3-89955-252-2

Really Good Packaging Explained
Edwards, Klimchuk, Wallace, Werner.
Rockport ISBN-13 978-1-59-253-545-3

Creative Circle 2008
CC ISBN 87-91272-07-6

D&AD Annual 2008

IF Annual 2008

Los Logos 4
Gestalten ISBN 978-3-89955

Press & Exhibitions

Bloomberg Businessweek
Top designers imagine new british flags
19.10.14

Art Directors Club Magazine
Designers Favorite Tools
01.04.14

Computer Arts
The Design Career Handbook,
Career Feature
01.10.12

Artcrank New York
Poster exhibit by selected designers and artists
08.09.12

Adobe Video Feature
Behind The Design
20.05.12

Computer Arts
"Forget the Perfect Logo"
Opinion Piece of this months Computer Arts
01.04.12

Fast Co Design
"An Ingenious, Radical Branding Campaign, Lost In Current TV’s Woes"
02.04.12

Art Directors Club Young Guns Exhibition 2010
Art Directors Club New York
October 2010

Markedsføring
"Design er også offensiv kommunikation"
Full spread on the work of Mads Jakob Poulsen
01.09.10

Art Director Club, New York, Gallery Space
90 Cubes on the Wall, 20.09.10

Mix Magazine (UK)
Issue 18 01.03.10

Roskilde Festival
Chosen to be in charge of the decoration
and design of the area around the legendary
Astoria stage at Roskilde Festival.

Winq (NL)
01.02.09

Print Magazine (US)
01.10.08

Wallpaper Tart Card Exhibition
KK Outlet, London from 22nd to 29th June + Wallpaper July 2008

In-Pak
"Pris For Kreativ Emballage"
#5 01.05.08

KBH magazine
"Alsidig Godmorgen,
Københavnsk tegnestue laver alt
og vil lave endnu mere"
#31 01.05.08

Markedsføring
"And the winner is.."
08.04.08

Erhvervsbladet
Håndværksrådet lader hammeren falde
- 26.10.2007