About Erik Bernskiold

Ever since I was a little kid, I have been fascinated with how things work, sharing and consuming knowledge. My parents used to be able to keep track of where I was because they would hear me talk.

As I kid I founded more (fake) enterprises than most: A corporation that ventured into retail, golf courses and anything I became interested in.

Fast forward some years and I ventured into community-building and website building at the age of 10, creating a community for Harry Potter website. It grew. In 2004, at the age of 12, I started my first real business, XLD Studios, helping others create and build websites.

Today, I am the managing director of full-service boutique digital agency Bernskiold Media which I founded in 2010. By creating fantastic digital experiences, using modern technology and applying deep knowledge, we deliver marketing solutions that grow businesses.

I love seeing people succeed. It drives everything I do. From sharing my knowledge through speaking and writing, to my businesses. I want to help businesses of all sizes succeed through digital tools, using them in the best way possible.

Never stop learning. I have to admit I am a bit of an academic at heart. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

My academic education has given me insight into various crucial aspects of the economy from commercial law to business administration and the inner workings of the economy.

I was previously on the Board of Advisors at the Goethe Unibator at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, helping entrepreneurs succeed with their ventures.

In 2015, I wrote my thesis on the subject “Free Movement: The Economic Effects of Net Migration within the European Union“, tackling this timely issue heads-on.

During my studies, I found my favorite field in economics, behavioral economics, which deals in part with human (irrational) decision making. This, I implement in all my work.

As you see, I’ve got lots on my plate. Apart from my companies and academic efforts, I am part of several other projects. I teach online courses for the Swedish company Moderskeppet and speak at conferences and events worldwide. I also maintain a blog here and at Bernskiold Media.

– Erik