About me – Jan-Erik Ander
About me: Jan-Erik Ander – freelance cartoonist
Jan-Erik Ander is a freelance cartoonist. He has served as cartoonist and journalist for a great number of Swedish newspapers and have published six books with political cartoons. He has been President of the Swedish Verbovisual Academy and writer of the book ”The Third Language – communication using multiple senses” – a handbook in communication using word, images and graphic design.
Jan-Erik holds a post graduate degree in graphic design from the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. For many years he was member of the boart at Konstfack.
Jan-Erik Ander is cofounder of Kreab. He has been CEO, Chief Creative Officer and Senior partner of Kreab. He has also been CEO of Lidman Information, Lexivision AB and AB Television. He has over 50 years’ experience in strategic visual communication and cartooning.
Jan-Erik is specialiced in explaining complex issues and has supported hundreds of clients with advice and visual aid for presentations, change programmes and training.
He has also long experiene in working with financial isssues and I have produced employee reports, environmental reports, financial prospects and hundreds of annual reports for large corporations.
As consultant he has produced a great number of election-campaigns, referendums, exibitions and management conferences. Jan-Erik has also worked with Corporate Branding and Corporate Identity programmes for both small and large organisations.
– my CV
KREAB, Kreativ Information
1946: Born in Norrköping, Sweden
Freelance newspaper cartoonist, Eskilstuna Kuriren, Norrköpings Tidningar, Östgöta Correspondenten, Medborgaren, Moderat Debatt, Svenska Nyhetsbyrån (around 80 local papers, Svenska Dagbladet and a great number of swedish and international papers..
1967-1971: Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.
1970-1973: Cofounder, designer, Art Director, Kreab
1973-1985: CEO of Kreab
1983-1985: CEO of Lidman Information
1985-1993: Deputy CEO of the Kreab Group, Chief Creative Officer
1993-1999: CEO and owner. The Lexivision group of companies
1993- CEO and owner, AB Television
1999-2009: Senior Partner, Chief Creative Officer of the Kreab Group
2004-2014: President. The Swedish Academy of Verbo Visual Information,
Bild och Ord Akademin.
2009 -2013: Senior partner, Chief Creative Officer Kreab (Kreab Gavin Anderson worldwide)
2013-2015: Senior Partner, Kreab
Freelance cartoonist and graphic designer, AB Television
I founded Kreab together with Peje Emilsson and Peder Olin - 1970.
I have been CEO, Art Director, Chief Creative Officer and Senior partner at Kreab.
1980, Kreab bought Lidman Information
and I became CEO of the company. Lidman was specialized in book- production, educational materials and information graphics
1993, Peje Emilsson and I decided to separate
Peje became sole owner of Kreab and I started the Lexivision Group of companies.
"I've always liked to draw"
The Zipper – symbol for the exhibition It's Swedish 1988
I am educated at Konstfack for graphic designers.
Som tidningstecknare var det kul att inte bara illustrera utan också skriva själv. En period
gav jag ut tidskriften Kommunikation
My model Railroad
From ideas to finished products
We works with communication in different media. Word, images and design. From ideas to finished products.
AB Television was established 1935 inspired by the Olympics in Berlin, where moving pictures for the first time were broadcasted from the arenas to the press-stand. The phenomena was called television.