Who

My name is Lars-Christian Simonsen. I am a thirty-something man from Ski, just outside of Oslo, the capital of Norway.

Background

I have been creating stuff online for more than twenty years. Professionally, however, I pursued a Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration. Since graduating in 2012, I’ve gained a decade of experience in business finance, management and administration.

Now, I am looking to get back to my roots. I want to turn my passion for building and promoting online into a profession. My aim is to transition out of my current job as a finance and administration manager, and into a digital communication and marketing role.

Skills and Experience

πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ’» Tech

  • Content Management Systems like WordPress and Episerver
  • Implementation and streamlining of complex ERP, CRM and HRM systems
  • Front End web development HTML & CSS

πŸ“ Content

  • Writing ranging from short copy to long form articles
  • Photo and video from capture to production with tools like the Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Final Cut Pro and LumaFusion
  • UI & UX work with Sketch and Figma
  • Newsletters using Mailchimp and ConvertKit

πŸ“Š Analysis

  • Data management with expert level knowledge of Excel
  • Web analysis and tracking using Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
  • SEO strategy and implementation utilising tools like Ahrefs and Semrush
  • SEM and PPC marketing in Google Ads and Facebook Ads Manager

πŸ—‚ Admin

  • Extensive project management experience
  • Knowledgable in process management and task automation
  • Experienced in meeting management
  • Skilled in defining KPIs and creating relevant report structures

Likes

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Family

I have been blessed with an amazing family that includes a wife, a two year old, a dog, and another kid on the way. They are my world. Everything I do, I do for them, and the one we lost.

πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Long distance running

I still manage to run every day, sometimes twice. The marathon is my Sisyphean mountain. I’m also a fan of track and field and road racing, and follow the sport. Locally and globally.

πŸ“š Fantasy novels

There’s nothing quite like disappearing into a world where anything can happen. My favourite authors include Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman and Patrick Rothfuss.

Projects

I am always fidgeting with one project or another. To learn something, hone my skills, or sometimes simply to pass time.

Run161

Description: I created this website to explore my passion for running. It started out as a simple blog. Nowadays, it is an extensive resource on running training, and a community for runners everywhere. The weekly newsletter goes out to hundreds of runners every Monday morning. The concept is always evolving in tune with my desire to learn and explore.

Stack: WordPress, Discourse, Mailchimp

Contact

Email me at lars-christian@hey.com, or hit me up on Twitter or LinkedIn.