Hello, I'm Jess and this is my humble website. I specialize in e-business design and love designing and testing sales sites for businesses.
On this site you will find a brief description of my short career and some contact information. You're always welcome to contact me, should you be interested in working with me on a project.
Assertively exploit wireless initiatives rather than synergistic core competencies.
Credibly streamline mission-critical value with multifunctional functionalities.
Proven ability to lead and manage a wide variety of design and e-business projects in team and independent situations.
I currently hold a position as de facto head of online marketing and communications, with the quirky title of "Communicator", at Firmafon. Firmafon is a mobile phone service provider, combined with a groundbreaking web based switchboard and administrations platform. All software is homegrown and built by the best team of developers and executives; I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Truly product driven companies are a rare breed, but Firmafon is a thoroughbred.
After completing my masters degree in Information Studies and writing a thesis on e-commerce design, I got asked if I wanted to join a startup. GoWebTrade was an ambitious venture with the goal of launching a community based trading platform targeted the eastern European markets. Based on the Saxo Bank white label platform, GoWebTrade set out to conquer Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic countries, but did unfortunately not succeed. It closed down operations in late 2011.
At Seismonaut I have been lead interaction designer, responsible for the design on a range of online projects. Ad some point these projects will be displayed on this site. In the mean time, take a look at Seismonaut, 48 Hours In Denmark, Headstart Network, Danmarks Fedeste Fritidsjob or Community Conference.
After the work I did at Strategy-Lab, I got asked whether I was interested in working on online projects for the department of communication at Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University. There I was involved in several projects, but after only eight months I left ASB do to internal conflicts and my lack patience for dealing with large organizations.
As Stormtrooper responsible for online communication, my job at Strategy-Lab was to hone the message and get it out to the large community surrounding the research lab. In more practical terms I build a new website (which is no longer online due to closing of the original insitute), created a new visual identity and ran online newsletter campaigns.
Strategy-Lab in the top to funnest place I have ever worked. The combination of brilliant scientific personalities and a hard working team of young Stormtroopers, resulted in one of the most motivating environments I have ever experienced in an academic institution.
During my time in university I have worked on a wide range of freelance projects, with a lot of different companies. I have taught presentational techniques to theologists, designed email newsletters for academic institutions, installed wireless network in an office environment for creative professionals, been a Mac IT-supporter for one of the best selling photographers in the world and have done interface design for an online game. Besides that I have done consulting work on online business design.
After graduating from Vejle Technical Gymnasium in 2003, I started a company called AirConnect with some friends from school. We developed some of the best (or so we believed) Wifi Hotspot solutions for independent setups. We failed miserably, but I learned a lot. For example:
I had a part time job working in a cellphone store for the Danish telco Sonofon (now Telenor). Unlike working in a super market or having a paper route, this was a fantastic student job. I learned a lot about how to interact with customers and the immediate preference of industrial design over interface design. This job also taught me, the importance of having a boss that will take the whole company Go Carting.
The focus of my education has always been the space where man (or woman) meets technology. The years studying this field from various angles has taught me, that there is never one perfect way to design. All people are different and designing for everybody is the same as designing for nobody.
That said, for me the really fun challenges are to design spaces of possibilities for making people happy without knowing everything about them.
When you start to se web design as designing for e-business and not corporate self glorification, you force your self to focus on the users. That is also the topic of my thesis: Design That Sells
Jess Andreas Danger Olsen — email@example.com — +45 71 99 99 71