Photographer, art director and social media expert
Freelance wwwkjellgard.com, Madrid, Spain. 2019-
Creative Director and Group Director of Media Creation & Production
AFA Press / Worldfolio, Madrid, Spain. 2013-2017
AFA Press / Worldfolio, Madrid, Spain. 2003-2013
Creative Director / Photographer
Freelance, Madrid, Spain. 2001-2003
Icon Medialab, Madrid, Spain. 2001–2002
Art Director and Board Member
Intabia / Netgiro / Midware, Madrid, Spain. 1999–2001
Art Director Assistant & Art Director
Torget.se, Stockholm, Sweden. 1996-1999
Jii-Comp, Alingsås, Sweden. 1993–1996
ONG Rescate, Madrid, Spain. 2009-now
MFR Madrid for Refugees, Madrid, Spain. 2018-now
Spanish near native
English near native
Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm, Sweden 1998–1998
Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm, Sweden 1998
Folkuniversitetet, Stockhoom, Sweden 1998
Forsbergs School of Design, Stockholm, Sweden 1998
"Kris Kjellgard is an extraordinarily talented professional with a wide range of skills, one of the best I've ever worked with. As creative director at Afa Press/Worldfolio, she managed the design, artwork and layout of scores of newspaper supplements and magazine-length publications, overseeing everything from original concept to final production. She also coordinated advertising sales teams in countries around the world, making sure deadlines were met and client requirements satisfied.
Kris has excellent people skills and takes a solutions-oriented approach to all her work. She would be a major asset to the communications/publications team in any organization, whether a private company, government agency or NGO."
"Kris is one of the most dedicated, professional and well-organised people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. I first came across her talents when she was a graphic designer, witnessing her creative flair and strong eye for detail first hand as a collaborating copywriter.
However, it was not long before Kris’ other obvious assets saw her promoted to head of our creative department. Working under her in this position, Kris’ extraordinary multilingual communication skills, charisma and natural aptitude for management were put to full use as she efficiently and skilfully coordinated with a whole range of different people, from writers and designers to senior stakeholders and important clients.
What really came across about Kris in the time I worked with her was her extreme humbleness. She was always the first to dish out praise and encouragement, and never expected anything back in return. Above all she is a kind, thoughtful, and warmhearted person, who is fiercely committed and rather excellent at everything she puts her hand to."
"La colaboración de Kristin con ONG Rescate ha sido fundamental para la entidad. Como diseñadora gráfica, diseñó los nuevos materiales corporativos de la organización en calidad de voluntaria, desarrollando un trabajo profesional, de calidad y totalmente desinteresado. Su paciencia, generosidad, rapidez y habilidad han sido claves para poder obtener los materiales necesarios para dar a conocer la labor de la organización. Así, su compromiso no es solo con su excepcional trabajo, en este caso de diseño, sino con el fin del mismo, la defensa de los derechos humanos."
"I had the opportunity to work with Kristin (in the distance) for six months. She has always been reactive and fast in responding to my request and needs. Her work is superb and she perfectly understood my needs. Her professionalism was key in helping to run our Japan and Sierra Leone projects smoothly."