Svend-Erik Filby (born on January 20 in Northkingstown RI) is a graphic designer, web designer, musician, real estate investor, inventor, traveler, photographer and entrepreneur who lives in Sunapee New Hampshire. Svend is probably best known for his clean, easy to navigate web site designs as well as his distinctive logo designs. Svend is also known for his expertise in search engine optimization, and is one of the few companies in the world to get his clients top listings in less than 14 days. (try it yourself... google "svend"). Svend also worked with some of the world's top recording artists including Stevie Wonder, Sting, The Cars & Genesis as a studio technician specializing in the Synclavier.
As a designer, Svend designed the logo for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta while freelancing at JDK in Burlington Vermont, one of the worlds leading graphic design firms. Svend went on to do many more projects related to the Olympics over the years. Svend also did some CD cover designs for Steven Tyler and Aerosmith.
As a musician, Svend's music is influenced by the artist's he grew up listening too... The Beatles, Genesis, Kansas, ELP, Styx, Peter Frampton, Steely Dan, Yes, Boston, The Cars, CSNY, Pink Floyd, Heart, Jeff Beck, Loggins & Messina, Peter Gabriel to name a few. Svend's music leans toward "New Age" music with an "edge"... from ambient flowing lines to harder edge electronic music, Svend's music has been critically acclaimed. In 2006, Svend has set a goal for producing 12 CD's worth of music, or 1 a month. One of Svend's compositions was commissioned for a web site for the Olympic Torch Relay in 2001.
As an entrepreneur, Svend is always looking to expand into new business ventures. (An entrepreneur is a person who undertakes and operates a new enterprise or venture, and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. Most commonly, the term entrepreneur applies to someone who establishes a new entity to offer a new or existing product or service into a new or existing market, whether for a profit or not-for-profit outcome (see entredonneur). Business entrepreneurs often have strong beliefs about a market opportunity and are willing to accept a high level of personal, professional, or financial risk to pursue that opportunity. Business entrepreneurs are often highly regarded in US culture as being a critical component of its capitalistic society. Famed entrepreneurs in America include: Henry Ford (automobiles), J. Pierpont Morgan (banking), Thomas Edison (electricity/light bulbs), Barron Collier (advertising), Milton S. Hershey (confections), Bill Gates (computer operating systems and applications), Steve Jobs (computer hardware, software) and Richard Branson (travel and media).)
Whether it's creating a new internet service like GoogleTop14 (getting web sites to the top of Google within 14 days) or GoogleWho14 (creating web profiles of people who want to show up on the first or second page of google when their name gets "googled".) Svend is always looking for new innovative ways to use his talents.