Artworks and graphic design
I have worked as a graphic designer since 2003, primarily creating artworks and designs for album releases in various formats. A selection can be viewed below.
Additionally I create things of a visual nature, many of which can be seen (and bought) at https://www.saatchiart.com/jonassjovaag
The nature of my work on each cover varies greatly, but most often I am tasked with creating the entire design. This involves listening to the music, reading the title and liner notes, trying to understand the artist's vision, and then devising a visual concept to complement it.
Sometimes I take a suitable photo (or find one on my personal library), while other times I employ painting, printmaking or other techniques. In many cases, I create the designs only in the digital domain using AI and other tools, but not in the way they were intended to be used.
I always engage in substantial post-processing and constantly flatten my layers to prevent the temptation of revisiting and changing previous versions. My aim is to move forward and make definitive decisions without relying on fallback options or safeguards. If a design doesn't work, I start anew.
Occasionally, I receive requests to assemble designs using pre-existing materials, but nowadays I typically decline such offers.