Petter Harsem -


My name is Petter Harsem, an I'm a developer and designer who enjoys working with web. I design and build websites, and my perfectionism, eye for good design and determination ensures that the things I build both look good, work well and are easy to use.

I like tinkering with unfamiliar technologies and learning by doing, and this has given me a broad skill set. Besides the development stuff, I have quite a bit of experience with design of logos and marketing material, social media marketing and leadership.

I grew up in the suburbs of Oslo, Norway, and my interest in web development and design sparked during my high school years. A year after finishing high school, I decided to move down to Brisbane, Australia, to do a bachelor of IT there.

After three amazing years there, where I among other things ran one of Brisbane's largest student organisations and worked as a bartender beside my studies, I had to move on. I embarked on an eight month long trip through South, Central and North America, before arriving back in Scandinavia. I truly believe that my international experiences help me in every aspect of life, and I'm very grateful for everything that I've seen and done.


Key skills

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • AJAX
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Java
  • C#
  • Python
  • Joomla!
  • Wordpress
  • Drupal
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustator
  • Adobe InDesign


Freelance web developer/designer

2010 to present

Personal projects and client work, building websites and creating marketing material.

Bartender at Base Backpackers and Urban Purveyor Group

March 2014 to January 2016

Working in busy bars in the Brisbane CBD. Opening and closing responsibilities.

Executive at NorSK Student Organisation

February 2013 to November 2015

Leading a student organisation with 500-600 members per semester. Organising events throughout the year, and delegating tasks to the rest of the board. Responsible for marketing, Facebook likes increased with approximately 120% in the period.

IT Helpdesk Consultant at Avinor

August 2012 to January 2013 &

December 2013 to January 2014

IT support for a company with 3000+ employees. Hands-on, email and phone support on everything regarding software, hardware, IP telephony, WLAN and LAN.

Border Patrol Leader at The Norwegian Army

July 2011 to July 2012

Planning and excecuting military assignments on the Norwegian/Russian border. In charge of a four person patrol unit. Promoted to lance corporal after six months.


Bachelor of Information Technology

Queensland University of Technology

February 2013 to November 2015

Graduated with distinction and a GPA of 5.6 (out of 7).


Golden Key International Honour Society

September 2014

Dean's List of Students with Excellent Academic Performance

Semester 1, 2013


  • English
  • Norwegian
  • Spanish