Staff Picks – Christian Wilsson

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Another week, another #FavoriteFollow! Today, meet our Director of Communication Design Christian Wilsson, fondly known here as Kribba. This Stockholmer will be sure to soundtrack your Friday with his great picks.  Get to know some fun trivia about Kribba below!

Where are you from and how did you end up at Spotify?
Been working with design for 15 years and the last 3 years at Spotify. Before joining Spotify I ran my own production agency for 2 years and prior to that I was part of the founding crew at Stardoll where I also met Daniel Ek. Did a lot of freelance work for Spotify including the very first version of the logo before joining in 2010 as Head of Design.

What is your role at Spotify?
I manage a team of awesome designers in Stockholm and New York working with the brand and our marketing efforts. We’re part of the marketing department and I report to the VP of Creative and Brand.

What is your most memorable concert?
Jurassic 5 at the Fanclub festival in Stockholm 1998.

What has been one of your coolest moments while working at Spotify?
Standing on the stage at the big Spotify warehouse party at SXSW ’13, during Kendrick Lamar’s first set of the week. The place was going nuts and Kendrick’s performance was awesome.

What about Spotify do you love most?
The people who work here and the pride you feel being part of something that people everywhere is using.
If you had to describe yourself in one song, what song would it be?
World Wide Web – Nick Borgen ;)

Which album would you say defined your adolescence and why?
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Through the discovery of this awesome album I got interested in music and then discovered more and more cool American bands, such as Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam. “Alive” by Pearl Jam is still one of the best songs ever.

What song do you have on repeat right now?
Under Control – Calvin Harris

What has been one of your coolest moments while working at Spotify?
Watching Frank Ocean perform at our Discover, Browse and Follow launch event in New York December 2012

What is the best band name ever?
The Kristet Utseende

If you could choose to be in any band throughout history, which would it be?
Daft Punk. Simply because I’d love to design my own helmet.