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December 2, 2012

New business cards!

I’ve updated my personal identity, logo and business cards. The original concept from 2010 is still there, but I’ve refined the logo in many ways. The concept is simply the logo reflecting my style and personality in the graphic design work. I’ve been told I’m “sly as a fox”, and yet I have an edgy side to me which is represented by the skull in the fox’s face. The update creates a more define fox, sharper edges and a more contemporary look.

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Stavanger, fall 2012
October 30, 2012

Stavanger, fall 2012

Recent photographs from Stavanger, Norway in the fall of 2012. Exhibitions, street art festivals, Stavanger concerthall and drinks. A collection of random shots from different event.

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IdN Magazine
October 12, 2012

Featured in IdN Magazine – Shapes-in-pattern

I was recently featured as “Pick of the month” in IdN Magazine’s “Shapes-in-pattern” issue 19n4. The works that was featured was the Jishin album, Ruben Hestholm identity and Janne Joakim identity.

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September 2, 2012

Tokyo 2012

My return to Tokyo, 2 years after I was there last time. This time I had just been in South Korea 2 weeks before going to Japan, and I was traveling alone, only together with my camera by my side. Tokyo is still a wonderful place and always new things to see and experience. An urban jungle.

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South Korea
August 13, 2012

South Korea – Seoul, Busan, Yoesu

I was South Korea very recently, I stayed there for 2 weeks and had a really great time. I bought a new camera for the trip which I got put to the test. The Olympus OMD E-M5. A small and handy mirrorless system camera. South Korea left a lot of different impressions on me, both good and bad. But overall I really enjoyed the place and I will undoubtedly return one day. It’s a mix between modern and old cultures. Technology and temples. Seoul was the main attraction of my stay there, and I tend to seek out these megacities. Seoul has a almost a population of 24 million people in the metropolitan areas, making it one of the most populated cities on earth. Lots of people and lots of things happening.

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Identity Suite
August 9, 2012

Featured in Victionary’s Identity Suite

I was recently featured in Victionary‘s newest book on identity design; Identity Suite, and just received the book. It was the Ruben Hestholm identity that was featured in the book.
They write:

Apart from photographic skills, a photographer’s tool is also crucial to producing distinctive quality in pictures. For a modern language that talks to families, young lovers and newly-wedded, a much straightforward character was composed for Hestholm using forms and colours commonly found on cameras. Specific items, such as the envelopes, business cards and CD sleeves, are tailed to tally with the measurements of his gear and encompassing mastery.

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August 7, 2012


Even though I just returned from South Korea and Japan, just 1 month before I left on that journey I was a weekend trip to Riga in Latvia. It’s about time I publish some of the photos I took there before I move on to the other material. This was a “leisure trip” together with Procontra, just for relaxation and team building as a design team and ad agency. It was an interesting and fun trip to the ex-soviet country.

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June 10, 2012

MARULK party invitation

ENI Norway had a party to celebrate the production start at their Marulk oil field. The name itself comes from the fish Marulk which are found at the deepest waters, since they’re gathering oil from the very bottom of the sea over to a tanker.

For their party they wanted an interesting invitation. So we came up with the idea of creating 5 different invitation based on the 5 different names of the fish in English, which are: Sea Devil, Fishing Frog, Frog Fish, Monkfish and Angler. These typographic solutions where printed as tags and the t-shirts themselves were sent out as the invitation to the party.

The type lettering takes inspiration from shapes in both the oil field and the fish itself.

This was created as Procontra.

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April 30, 2012


I went to Lisbon, Portugal in my easter holidays. Here are the highlights of the way too many photos I took while I was there, capturing my experience of Lisbon.

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April 17, 2012

Featured in TwoFold Magazine

I was recently featured in TwoFold Magazine Issue 3. Twofold is a magazine focusing on typography and illustration. Quirky, fun and a good platform for designers and illustrators to show off their work.

You can buy the magazine Here.

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April 16, 2012
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Fenomenon is a Norwegian electronica band from Stavanger. Together with Petter Skogheim, we designed their newest album, simply called “Fenomenon”. We decided to build on the idea of a phenomenon, and saw that in light casting and refractions. So the cover itself shows inverted light refractions, which is a quite subtle and beautiful phenomenon.

You can listen to the album here: Fenomenon on Spotify.

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March 11, 2012
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STREAM cookbook

STREAM is a leading supplier of products, solutions and services within valves, pipes, electro and instrumentation to the oil and gas industry. They wanted to give away a cookbook for their employees for christmas, and asked us to make it. The book also focuses on the different cities in Norway they are stationed in.

This was created as Procontra.

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February 20, 2012
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Jishin CD Album

Jishin is a Norwegian industrial metal band located in Oslo. I was contacted to make their debut album “JISHIN” almost 1 year ago and everything went well until contract issues surfaced. For about 10 months this album has been kept on hold, but finally put to print in a limited promo run. The album art itself is a visualization of the of their gritty music and expression.

You can listen to some of their music at soundcloud.

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January 30, 2012
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Possession – The unholy wine collection

Possession is a limited edition unholy wine collection, featuring “Evil Demon – Bloody Shiraz”, “Haunting Ghost – Spooky Cabernet” and “Old Witch – Cursed Pinot Noir”. All the wines comes in a solid coffin shaped glossy casing, which adds to the exclusiveness of the wine series. Each are based on different occult themes as satanism, the paranormal and witchcraft. The type design on each bottle reflects it’s theme and was made in a rough way to contrast the otherwise clean setup and design, to give it more of an edgy look.
This is a self initialized conceptual design.

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January 26, 2012
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Norwegian Winter Night

The winters in Norway and very long, dark and cold. Surprisingly enough, my city isn’t known for having a lot of snow, but still very windy and cold. Snow did eventually fall in Stavanger though, and in the middle of the night and in the dark, we set the scene for an expressive portrait shoot, of the dark Norwegian winter nights.

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January 23, 2012
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Sandnes Typography Ad

This is an a dual advertisement that ran in the local region newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad advertising for the city of Sandnes and it’s recent achievements. One of them being awarded as Norway’s 2nd best city for doing business. Based on value words I created a typographic illustration shaped as the city coat of arms.

This work was created as Procontra.

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