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Thor Sveinsson

Thor Sveinsson

Web & New Media Designer

I’m a web & new media designer living in San Francisco, USA. I'm a recent graduate from Academy of Art University, San Francisco were I graduated with a BFA in Web Design & New Media. in 2013 I co-founded a Digital Agency in Iceland, Avista. Right now I'm looking for a full time Job in the US - I’m also available for smaller, interesting projects during evenings and weekends. I spend my days with my hands in many different areas of web development from back end programming (PHP, MySQL) to front end engineering (HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery/Javascript), user experience and visual design. I’m extremely passionate about web development and design in all it’s forms and helping small businesses and artists build and improve their online presence. Aside from web development, I enjoy spending my time with friends, playing soccer, and explore the various activities that you find in San Francisco.


Graduated from Academy of Art University

2014 December San Francisco, USA

I graduated from Academy of Art University, San Francisco


Greatest Goal in history of Urban Knights?

2013 October San Francisco, USA

Was part of, what some say, the greatest goal ever been scored for the Urban Knights

Avista - Digital Agency

2013 June Reykjavik, Iceland

I co-founded Avista - Digital Agency with David Halldorsson


Moved to San Francisco

2011 August San Francisco, USA

Got the opportunity to move to San Francisco to pursue a BFA degree in Web Design & New Media at the Academy of Art University and play soccer for the Urban Knights


Started Pursuing a Degree in Economics

2010 August Reykjavik, Iceland

Enrolled at University of Iceland to study Economics.

Explored the beauty of Denmark

2010 February Aarhus, Denmark

Moved to Aarhus, Denmark for 4 months.


Moved to New York

2009 September New York, USA

Moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn for 3 months and fell in love with US


Graduated from the Commercial College of Iceland.

2008 May Reykjavik, Iceland

From the School of Natural Science.


First Client

2004 February Reykjavik, Iceland

Me and David Halldorsson got our first client. We built a website for a local fishmonger's shop


My First Website

2003 October Reykjavik, Iceland

Launched my first website with David Halldorsson tilraedismenn.tk - Built with Front Page - this was going to be platform for us to post pictures and blog posts from our school and neighborhood festivities. Over the next two years the site was averaging 5000 visits per week.


Icelandic National Championship

1998 December Laugarvatn, Iceland

Won my first National Championship with Vikingur FC. The captain in the other team ended up being my roommate in San Francisco for 6 years. (He's still bitter)


Baby is born!

1988 July Reykjavik, Iceland

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland. Youngest of four brothers.