Alexander Svensson

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of the ICANN Board

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☞ About Me:

I'm Alexander, a creative strategist from super school Hyper Island. I'm currently enjoying myself in LA, doing cool and culturally relevant stuff at Protein. When I arrived I was really impressed by the campus. I love studying in this environment it’s beautiful. I’ve also been really impressed with the facilities here. The information available and the assistance offered to students is phenomenal. For example, I visited the Library to enquire about a book I was interested in and they didn’t have it. The staff were really helpful and ordered me a copy. Within a week, they had bought the book and I was able to read it. You can really see and feel the effort that the staff put into the teaching and learning process.

I’d say the best thing about la is the opportunity to get a first-class education. All of the modules I have studied on the MPA have been useful, relevant and interesting and I hope that this programme will help to facilitate the change in a career direction that I am looking for, whether this be in a multilateral organisation or through starting my own business. I've decided to keep things easy here, after all, I'm busy at work, so I uploaded my portfolio and resume as PDFs. The good thing about it, since they are PDFs, you can download them and save me forever on your hard drive. I would like that. also worked as an online journalist for, the website of the North German Radio with my wife lissa. In the semantic field, she blogs about media, network policy et cetera. Links accumulate to delicious, photos on Flickr, films on Vimeo.

My Worst experiance

It was when my daughter was hit by a car (she was on a bicycle), the insurance company called regularly (she had a broken collarbone). So did lawyers. I took advantage of a free consultation with an personal injury lawyer, who said her ultimate settlement should be about the same amount. I then negotiated with the insurance company herself and ended up with a settlement that was more than she would have gotten if a car accident lawyer wasn't involved (thanks to a lawyer at downtownlalaw) and the insurance company paid less than they would have if a lawyer wasn't involved.

☞ Skills

  • Discovering / articulating an insight
  • Ideas
  • Motivating a team
  • Getting shit done
  • People/trend-watching

☞ Interests:


  • Beach 2015
  • Trying to write my first hit-song
  • Currently rediscovering my interests for
  • football
  • on and of the pitch #arsenal
  • Design (it dictates our lives)

☞ My Achievements:

As a Creative Strategist / Team Leader My role in this is to understand people, technology and how they affect each other. And to apply this knowledge, or the insights derived from it, to the projects we work with. I’m also in charge of our morning scrums and the agile management of some of our projects.

☞Past Experience

  • May 2015 - Current - layr
  • Forge, AMV BBDO, London
  • Creative Strategist / Team Leader
  • Innovation
  • November 2013 - May 2014
  • Forge, AMV BBDO, London
  • Creative Intern
  • Same as above. More of the free Doritos. Less


* June 2012 - November 2013

IKEA, Sweden

  • Sales Assistant

Democratic design is awesome. People not so much.

  • September 2011 - May 2012

LEON Restaurants, London

  • Barrista

I love coffee. And London.

  • June 2010 - September 2011

Oslo, Norway

  • Bike courier, fishmonger,
after-school assistant, rebel


Entrepreneur; successful startup out of high school. Currently working on a couple of new ideas. I contributed to various Open_Access_Journals Journal Article (1) (2015) Freebase: Then & Now, 5. In 1 (1).

Web library (2) (2015) Community-based complex cloud data center, 5. In

Journal Article (1) DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3374.9281 In book: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Support: Publisher: Open Source in Academia, pp.4.