I’m Hjálmar Kakali a designer currently based in Reykajvík, Iceland. I grew up on the east side of the island where I spent my time drawing, painting, playing games, exploring nature and creating fantastical worlds. I taught myself how to draw on my first PC and became a very ambitious digital and traditional artist. Moved to England to study art and lived there for six years. After graduation I moved to London where I worked as a freelance designer and illustrator on a wide variety of jobs, among other things living with a circus and working on the set design. Was even offered my very own caravan to stay in. Moved to Reykjavík to study MA design at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and discovered my passion for phenomenology and semiotics under the tutelage of Goddur. Immediately after graduation I accepted a job offer at CCP Games as a UI/UX designer working on their flagship title. I started to miss my independence and went back into freelancing in design and solving problems for my clients.

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