Birgitte Lydum

  • London
Birgitte Lydum


  • English & Danish: Bilingual
  • Swedish & Norwegian - Proficient
  • German - Conversant

Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2005 - Feb 2013

Multimedia Designer

Turner Broadcasting

Core work load:

Web design and online advertising for Cartoon Network, TCM and CNN. 

Design and copy writing for all Internal Comms projects - print and online.

  • Manage design work for high-profile projects including public web sites, intranet sites, online advertising, multi-media presentations, departmental applications, as well as internal corporate communication - print and digital. 
  • Brief and cooperate with web developers to translate clients' briefs to their best potential. Provide creative consultancy to internal clients and colleagues, offering advice, ensuringall design work is carried out to best practice and in accordance with style guides. 

- Creatively responsible for complete redesign of all Cartoon Network Europe's UK websites. - Redesign, copy writing and monthly maintenance of Turner Classic Movies' (TCM) UK website.

- Design and copy writing for CNN Traveller Magazine print and online ad campaign.

May 2002 - Feb 2005

Multimedia Designer


Core work load: 

Online advertising using Flash animation; e.g. banners, overlays, pop-ups,

newsletter emails, online demos and viral campaigns.

  • Creatively responsible for numerous online blue chip client advertising campaigns.
  • Communicated and pitched visual and written storyboards to clients, providing animatedexamples and suggestions of potential new media use and marketing approaches.
  • Initiated, designed and maintained Tangozebra's internal image library and was responsible for all photography commissioned or purchased through external sources.
Oct 2000 - May 2002

Multimedia Designer


Core work load: 

Processing e-commerce product images for John Lewis, assisting Art Director

in the maintenance of websites, and contribute to client pitch ideas.

  • Responsible for choosing, processing and editing all images for
  • Part of the team of four that won two awards for
  • Design of and Assist on


Apr 2004 - Jul 2004

Picture Editor & Researcher

London School of Publishing
  • 10-week course in Picture Research & Editing.
  • Tuition by Celina Dunlop - The Economist's Head of Photo Editing.
  • Major essay and creative assignment reviewed and graded by tutor.
Aug 1997 - Jun 2000


University of Visual Communication
  • 3 years of practical and intensive project based graphic design tuition.
  • Including a separate degree in Pedagogy with qualification to teach Higher Education. 
  • Additional degree obtained in Marketing via evening classes.
Jan 1996 - Jun 1996

Svendborg Højskole
  • 6 months’ full time photography course, using film and darkroom development.
  • Project based tuition with highly skilled tutors from around the world. 
  • 3 major and several minor exhibitions successfully organised during studies.



Celina Dunlop

“Birgitte was a hard working and conscientious student who contributed enthusiastically and intelligently to the class work. She submitted a thoroughly prepared, well-presented and thoughtful project.

Birgitte displayed a natural affinity for the work of picture research and an evident joy in finding the best images for any given purpose.

She expressed interesting ideas on the marketing and branding potential of images and brought a clear business sense to the creative process of working with photographs.

I greatly enjoyed working with Birgitte and it was gratifying to see her commitment to the course result in such a sound and practical understanding of picture research.”

Maria Lübeck

“I loved working with Birgitte! She's creative, smart and very talented. She also works very well with people and I could always trust her to deliver on or above expectations.

She's also a lot of fun and added a lot of energy in the team. It's a shame she's in London and I'm in Stockholm, otherwise I would be very happy to work with her again!”

James Booth

“At Tangozebra, we were lucky enough to have a fantastic bunch of highly capable people, and Birgitte was very much one of these. Birgitte radiates positivity and fun; she is a first class creative with a true grasp of how to get the best from a client brief. She's great.”

Lise Højskov

“B is a great collegaue and an inspiring person to work with. Proactive, responsible and creative, as well as great fun. It was a joy to see her innovation and creative thinking in action.”

Laura Meyer

“Birgitte is a creative and resourceful team player. She's conscientious and will respond to business needs quickly. Birgitte can work with people at all levels throughout an organisation.”