THE AUTHOR

Magnus Mojo Olsson

Social active painting artist, illustrator, lecturer, comic book artist and graphic designer

I had the pleasure to enter the international CE Design Contest II that was taking place in Thailand earlier last year. For the contest I created a graphical character design, blister-pack design and T-shirt design for a toy. I must confess it worked out pretty good as I at least ended up as one of fifty international contenders along with fifty national contenders in Thailand. The only contender from Sweden that reached this far in that contest.

As a Christmas gift this year I recieved a thick envelope addressed to Mojo, in it was one of their unique created toys to show off how far I reached in the contest. It also show how important Swedish design are at an international level. Very selldom I join contests these days since they often is timeconsuming with only a small chance of any sort of returns, but this was just too fun opportunity to let go.

I did not win the contest neither was that my goal, so I wont share any tips on how to win a contest. But it is important to point out: Believe in what you are about to create is the same as belief in a dream. It might happen but hopefully it will be as good that you will remember it for the rest of your days. A dream of possibilities – Thats were magic happens. From an idea to an international surprise of joy.

You will probably not enjoy this post as much as I do but hopefully it can inspire you to believe in your own creativity and proceed from being a thinker to be a doer.

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Tack min vän!

October 20th, 2010

Fick av min vän Stefan två riktigt coola T-shirts. Besök gärna Stefans egna butik på http://www.gotlaborg.se.

Ett stort tack!

Under 2010 medverkade jag i en internationellt utannonserad tävling att färgsätta en leksaksfigur. Detta var riktigt spännande och gick väldigt bra. Bland ett antal 1000 förslag valdes 50 thailändska designers ut till final samt 50 internationella. 1 av dessa var mitt bidrag. Som tack för deltagande och avslutning fick vi hemskickat provexemplar på figuren.

Här syns min design i bakgrunden av sponsorn MTV.