Stefan Einarsson was recently awarded first place in the ‘Unleash Your Creativity Against Poverty’ competition which was launched on May 1st 2010 by the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) in Brussels.
The creative advertising competition, which was part of the ‘We Can End Poverty’ campaign, aims to send a creative message to world leaders gathering at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 20th. The Icelandic designer submitted three original designs which landed him 1st, 3rd and 5th place amoung thirty other finalists.
This coming September, Einarsson will be flying to Madrid to attend an award ceremony hosted by the spanish Queen where he will receive the EU Spanish Presidency Prize. In addition, Einarsson and some of the other finalists will have their work published in major European newspapers who have partnered with the UN in the ‘We Can End Poverty’ campaign.
Stefan Einarsson currently works as a creative director for Iceland’s most established advertising agency, Hvita Husid. Hvita Husid, which translates as The White House, dates back to 1961 and since has gathered decades of marketing experience for many large businesses in both Iceland and abroad.