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Ole Søndergaard

Graphic Designer
Medlem siden / member since 0000



Ole Søndergaard has developed numerous logos and designs programs for domestic and foreign companies. Signage and road sign board projects, including pictogram series to Danish and Norwegian road signs and Danish Standards and various publications and annual reports, as well as design of fonts, i.e. FF Signa. Concurrent with his graphic design work, Ole Søndergaard is active as a visual artist and designer of wooden toys.

Grants and honours:
Knud V. Engelhardts Mindelegat, 1980

IG Prize: corporate design programme for Elsinore Municipality, 1980

Danish Design Council’s Annual Award, 1984

IG Prize for corporate design programme: Ascan Scandia, 1987

IG Prize for corporate design programme: Unicon A/S, 1989

European Community Design Prize: corporate design programme for Unicon A/S, 1992

IG Prize: symbols for road signs for the Danish Road Directorate, 1995

Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal, 1996

IG Prize: corporate design programme for Roskilde Bank, 1997

The Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year working grant, 1999

The Danish Design Prize: typeface design FF Signa, 2002

Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation of 1968, 2004

Sven Gram’s Mindelegat, 2007

Etatsraad Georg Bestle og Hustrus Mindelegat, 2012

Konsul Georg Jorks og Hustru Emma Jorck’s Fond, 2012

Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond, 2012

Bergiafonden, 2012.

Profil / Profile

Name:
Ole Berntsen Søndergaard

Born:
30 January 1937 in Copenhagen

Profession:
Graphic designer

Member of the Danish Design Council

Member of Kunstnersamfundet (the Artists’ Society)


Kompetencer / Competencies

Graphic designer in architect Naur Klint’s design firm, 1964-1971

Teacher of graphic design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, 1966-1978

Founded own design firm in Helsingor, Denmark, 1973

Co-founder of and partner in 11Danes, 1985-1995

Launch of the typeface FF Signa, Fontfont, 2000

Attached to IN-SAFETY, EU’s 6th framework programme as a designer and consultant, 2004-2008

Launch of Normann Copenhagen Plane, Magasin, 2008

Co-founder of and partner in Fontpartners.com, 2007

Publication of the book Designer Ole Søndergaard, Vandkunsten, 2012

The exhibition Designer Ole Søndergaard, Danish Museum of Art & Design, 2012

Tourist Information Boards, Danish Road Directory, 2012

Launch of the typeface FF Signa Slab, Fontfont, 2013

Uddannelse / Education

Trained sign painter

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, 1961-1964