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Modris Braslins

Freelance Painter & Graphic Designer

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Location:Ogre, Ogres, Latvia
Phone: +371 20375551
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/modrisbraslins
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Painter, graphic designer.

I‘m working with graphic design since 1992, also noncommercial painting. I like to put an accent on clearness of composition, clearness of structure, good readerness,because I spent many time at work with mass-media. I often use classical principles, but I’m always looking for some individual way for every task. When I have changed my work profile in the 2007 to infographic designer, I started to use more hand drawing. I see big potencial on this way, because hand drawing is unique, and it’s easy to make a good after-stylisation with computer.
I can offer also painting or drawing from photography.

Proffesional education:
1987-1991 The Riga Middleschool of applied art, decorative design department. Qualification: artist-designer.

Higher education:
1992-1996 Latvian Art Academy, department of painting.
1996 Bachelor of arts degree.
1996-1998 Studies in A. Naumov and K. Zarins painting masterclass and Latvian Academy of Art magistr programm.
1998 Graduated professors A. Naumov and K. Zarins masterclass painting studies. Qualification: artist painter.
For diploma work fulfil granted Soros Contemporary Art Center in Latvia. The favour prize of Latvian Art Academy.

Additional education:
2007 SND (Society of News Design) seminar in Stockholm, Sweden.
2008 SND seminar “Malofiej 16” of infographic in Pamplona, Spain.
2008 “Bonnier Business Press” seminar of infographic in Sophia, Bulgaria.

Additional language education:
1987-1991 German language course in the The Riga Middleschool of applied Art.
1992-1996 German course in the Latvian Art Academy.
1996 English course, General English, “Public Service Language Centre” Riga.
1998 English course, International educational centre “R&V” Riga, Certificate “Elementary Level, grade A”.
2003 English course, School of english “Lingua&Franca” Riga, Certificate “Intermediate Level-1, grade B” (Level of Cambridge PET/BEC 1).
2009 English language course in Ogre, Intermediate level.

Recognition:
1992 Prize of Year „The Press Nail” of Latvian Press Association, category of the best newspaper design, workteam of weekly „Nakts”.
1993 Prize of Year „The Press Nail”, category of the best newspaper design, workteam of weekly „Nakts”..
2001 Nomination of prize „The Press Nail” with graphic designer Eriks Sulcs, category of the best magazine design, magazine “Rigas Laiks”.
2003 3. place with graphic designer Egils Mednis in the competition of publishing house „Diena”, design of weekly „Sestdiena”.
2007 Diploma „Artist of the Year” of newspaper „Dienas Bizness”, infographic und coverpages.
2007 Nomination with Reinis Petersons (Illustration) for prize „The Book of Year 2007”, competition „Golden Apple-tree” of Association of Latvian Book Publishers, the category „Books for Childrens and Youth”.
2008 Shared 1. place, international competition of ”Bonnier Business Press” publishing house, design of coverpage for newspaper, workteam of newspaper „Dienas Bizness” .
2011 Prize "The Book of Year 2010", competition „Golden Apple-tree” of Association of Latvian Book Publishers, the category „Documentary Issues”. The album "Uncensored. Alternative culture in Latvia. 20th century. 60ies-70ies"
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