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Meet Rickard Linder aka Ric

Learn more about Rickard Linder aka Rick, Alumni (Class of 1993)

Rickard Linder

Class of (or years attended):
1993 (8-12)

Where are you living now?
Stockholm Sweden

What did you do after you left ISL?
Went to College. Svannah College of Art And Design

What did you study at University?
Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Illustration
- Cum Lade :)

What are you doing now?
Currently I am working as a consulting Visual Designer at a tech company called HiQ in Stockholm. Working with Apps, Websites, Branding etc

Do you think that your time at ISL helped you pursue this? If yes, how?
I have found many reasons why my time at Aisl has brought me places. Especially considering the excellent relationships I created with my teachers and how they prepared me for what was to come in College.

What advantages has studying at ISL given you?
The languages that I learned. I consider myself more fluent in English then in Swedish. Still have problems sometimes expressing myself in Swedish.

What advice would you give students to help them make the most of their time at ISL?
Study as many different thing that you can and follow your interests. It is important to have a passion in what you do, no matter what it is. And join a team or sport, tremendously important for creativity and mutual respect to other peers.

Were you involved in any clubs/activities at ISL? What did you enjoy about them and what benefit do you think they have for students?
I was in all the different sport teams. Soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter and Track & Field in the spring. I also played in band and worked on the yearbook one year. Probably a lot more that I have forgotten. As I mentioned above, the mutual respect you have for one another in a team is a tremendous learning experience. You learn about yourself and about how you act in different situations. The discipline in practise to the winning spirit in the matches and games.

Describe some of the things that ISL does above and beyond teaching and learning:
The recognizing of students strenghts and abilities was always evident to me. The encouragement I got to persue my art from Mr O’Brian, and the pushing I got physically from Mr Tuffel and Coach Kasi and Mr Lilyblad, are still with me today. It all made me a better person.

How did your time at ISL help shape you as a person?
See above

What do you think is unique about ISL?
The diversity of cultures was always astonishing to me. Back when I was attending we brought our lunch and the differences of food brought to school was amazing and wonderful.

Describe ISL in 5 words:
Diverse, positive, ambitious, encouraging, true



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