Alejandra Mesa Risvang

I’m a digital and graphic designer. In the search for creative challenges I ended up moving to Copenhagen, where I acquired my master’s degree in Medialogy. My studies allowed me to find a new passion for UI design, UX design, Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that I combine with my work experience and passion for visual and motion design. 

I have worked illustrating, designing motion graphics, designing layouts, defining corporate identity, and implementing digital products.

Work Experience

09. 2020 – 01. 2021

 

Fabula Studios – UX/UI design intern

  • Developing an AR  experience for Tidslommen (App) by Museum West Zealand.
  • Prototyping User Experience solutions.   
  • 2D Illustrations for The Knomes Card Game (AR Mobile game)

01.2019 – 04.2019

CMPC (Create It) –  Motion Graphics Designer

  • Motion graphics for online videos.

01.2019 – 02.2019

Allumette –  Freelance Graphic Designer

  • Brand identity, stationery, and web design for a Danish journalist.

11.2018 – 02.2019

Scandinavian Guides –  Graphic Designer for a Danish tourism company.

  • Graphic and audiovisual content production for Social Media.
  • Graphic design for printed corporate material.
  • Website update with new graphic content.

05.2017 – 02.2018

Múltiple –  Art Director and Motion Graphics Designer in a creative agency.

  • Design of visual identity for online videos.
  • Motion graphics design and production of graphic assets for online videos, launched weekly.
  • Motion tracking for online videos.
  • Planning the production pipeline for audiovisual content, alongside chief copywriter, pre-production team, and producers.

05.2017 – 02.2018

Mampato –  Graphic Designer in the Marketing team for amusement park.

  • Graphic design and image editing for printed corporate material.
  • 2D assets production and storyboards for audiovisual content.
  • Signage design for amusement parks in collaboration with the risk prevention team.
  • Graphic design for promotional events.

05.2017 – 02.2018

Venice Bienalle 2016: Ephemeral Urbanism: Cities in Constant Flux – Animator for Installation 

  • Animation of digital archive material for architecture pavilion. 
  • Adaptation of graphic material for animation.
  • Collaboration with architects and designers from Harvard Graduate Design School and Universidad Adolfo Ibañez.

06.2014 – 06.2015

Universidad Diego Portales – Teaching assistant for Graphic Design software courses.

  • Assisting national and international students to develop tasks assigned by the lecturer.
  • Assisting the lecturer with homework corrections and lecture preparation.
  • Responsible for the English translation of the class.

Education

09. 2019 – 06.2021

Medialogy MSc – Aalborg University Copenhagen

I learned to develop and evaluate the science and technology behind advanced interactive digital media products. My master’s thesis was done in collaboration with the Design Museum of Helsinki and Aalto University. The project was awarded STIBOFONDEN’s IT travel grant for candidate students. The funds will be used to test my product at the Design Museum in Helsinki.

03. 2010 – 04.2015

Graphic Design Bachelor –  Universidad Diego Portales

I acquired a domain of theoretical, technological, and practical tools in diverse design domains. I worked in interdisciplinary contexts providing specific solutions that contribute to society. I focused my interest in motion graphics, illustration, and graphic design for traditional and new media.

Note: Bachelors in Chile take 5 years.

05. 2015 – 06.2015

3D modelling and animation –  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Short course for graduates with a background in graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and architecture.

Software

Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, Adobe XD, Adobe Encoder), Figma, Unity Game Engine, Blender

Languages

English, Spanish, Italian and I’m studying Danish.

Volunteering

I have volunteered for short periods but I look forward to do it again. I was in the staff of TechBBQ 2018 in Copenhagen. I also was part of the staff of the Nordic Pavilion at FILSA 2015: Cultural event and book fair with Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland as guests of honor (in Chile). Lastly, I sent a donation of illustrated postcards to IUCN-SSC Otter Specialist Group to raise funds for the conservation of otters around the world.

Free time activities

Illustrations, walking in the forest or being in nature, reading mostly non-fiction (but sometimes some children books!), listening to podcasts and music, studying Danish.