Resume / CV

From the about files

I'm currently working for a software house / webshop named Hugsmiðjan where I work in business development and marketing. I'm happy as peach there, so currently I am not looking for a job.

Contact information

Email: thorarinn {at)


Applying my experience and education, working in IT consulting and/or design of IT applications.


I have been working with IT since 1999, first as a web consultant/project manager in a web production firm, then as the head of information and public liaison for the Public Works Division of the City of Reykjavík.

I have an extensive knowledge and experience within web based communication, but I am interested in getting to know a wider field of IT usage.

My key competences are:

  • Efficiency and logical thinking in problem-solving
  • A broad area of interests and knowledge within use of IT
  • Solid understanding of user-related issues such as usability
  • Insight into various aspects of IT design and application

Areas of Expertise

General experience
  • Information Architecture - (very good)
  • Teaching and lecturing - (very good)
  • Project management - (good)
  • Accessibility design - (good)
  • Design of web applications - (good)
  • Usability testing - (good)
  • Copywriting - (good)
  • Graphic design - (ok)
  • Web server administration - (ok)
Programming and Markup Languages
  • XHTML/HTML/CSS - (excellent)
  • PHP - (very good)
  • SQL - (good)
  • XSL/XSLT - (good)
  • ActionScript - (good)
  • Object Oriented Programming - (ok)
  • Adobe Photoshop - (good)
  • Macromedia Flash - (good)

Recent Job Experience

Current: Business development and marketing
Hugsmidjan (2006- )
Freelance / Private
  • Architecture, visual design, coding and maintenance of several websites.
  • Wrote my own CMS system from scratch in PHP/MySQL. The system includes weblog functions such as commenting (with spam filtering) and collection of statistic data.
  • Consulting and web strategy support for several companies.
Head of Information and Public Liaison
City of Reykjavik Public Works Division (2002-2004)
  • Designed the web structure and administered the division's website.
  • Played a key role in the building of a city-wide intraweb.
  • International liaisons, including the planning of various international and local conferences and events.
  • Various other functions.
Web consultant and project manager
Gaedamidlun / Mekkano / Kveikir (1999 - 2001)
  • Information architect / consultant for many of the largest websites in Iceland, including the most popular news portal, some of the largest banks and various other clients, both domestic and foreign.
  • Project management in web construction projects for some of the above mentioned projects.
  • Html coding and quality assurance.
Kvennaskolinn i Reykjavik, Junior College (1997 - 1999)
  • Taught chemistry, physics and web design.
Teacher Assistant
University of Iceland (1996 - 1997)
  • Faculty of Science; laboratory supervision.
  • Faculty of Social Sciences; courses in computer use
University of Iceland Science Institute (1996 - 1998)
  • Research projects in organic chemistry


Master of Science in Information Technology, study line: Design, Communication and Media
2004 - 2006 IT University of Copenhagen (grade; 9,88/13)
Courses and projects:
Teacher diploma in natural sciences
1996 - 1997 University of Iceland (1st. grade; 8,86/10)
BSc in Chemistry
1993 - 1996 University of Iceland (1st. grade; 8,15/10)

This is where the stalker feast really begins. The lowdown on me, my website and all the details that nobody cares about - but I still think are interesting.

Allra handa upplsingar um mna persnu og ennan vef. Sitt lti af hverju, en eflaust of miki fyrir suma.