I was asked by the guys over at Piccsy to show what my essential items are as a designer on the go, and what would I always bring me in a bag. This was showcased at their promo “Essentials” website. You can see my submission to the project below. Some of my most important things are my wallet, iPhone, Macbook Pro.. and because I’m currently in Stavanger, Norway: Umbrella! To see the the website and check out other designers essential items then follow the link below.
I’m very happy to be featured in Victionary’s latest book: So1o 2uo 3rio. The book speaks with 30 different designers from 18 different countries in their artistic challenges and experiences. The book is divided into 3 different sections, the solo freelancers, duo studios and trio studios. My feature is spanning 10 pages in the so1o section, as a solo freelancer and solo designer on agency projects. All people I’ve worked with on the projects are also credited in the book. I have to say, the book looks very sleek! I’ve added some photos from my feature below, but if you wish you buy the book, head over to http://victionary.com/.
Lervig started their brewery back in 2003, and now as it’s their 10th anniversary they decided to make a limited edition beer as a celebration, only sold directly at the brewery. The design tells the story of how it started with key words that changed from where they started and where they are now through a typography solution, that falls in similar old style category as the design style of their previous beers. The four pack consisted of 2 of each 2003 and 2013 editions and a little surprise as you open it you’re welcomed with “Enjoy your lervig” written under the closing mechanism. The design was printed as silver on pure black to emphasise both the exclusivity of the limited edition beer and a suitable combination for their anniversary.
The Grafill Sommerfest 2013 in Stavanger took place on June 7th and was a summer party for everyone in the design, advertisement and illustration business in Stavanger. I was part of organizing the event and also did the visual identity, which you can see in it’s full presentation here. The party started on a boat which took us over to the eastern Stavanger were we went to Tou Sceene and had a presentation by TwoPoints.Net before we continued to party.
Stavanger Aftenblad goes from being free on the net to charge for parts of its online services as well as expanding the total supply of content. The aim was to show that Aftenbladet gets better – and that subscribers get much more than before for the same price.
By introducing A+ we emphasized that the newspaper is now much more than only a hardcopy newspaper. The visual language highlighted some of Aftenbladets major subject areas: An A+ dressed in grass symbolizes the sports section, an A+ carved from metal plate filled with oil representing the energy industry, etc. The visual A+ was designed in Aftenbladets’s unique typography. The old slogan “Useful every day” was updated to “Useful every second.” As a subscriber, you’ll always be up to date!
Grafill is the interest organization for visual design and illustration in Norway. As well as being part of organizing their annual summer party in Stavanger, Norway, I also designed the identity and poster design for the event. Sommerfest 2013! Visualizing the span and variety of design all coming together within the same party I decided to create a set of different type styles all working together in a natural way within the same frame. The orange was chosen was a warm colour as well as a very strong contrast to the otherwise black / white design.
Stavanger Concerthall launched a 3-day event for their wonderful new organ, called “Orgelfest”. The design was asked to invite and spire people, break the common classical design usually related to organ since this musical event would combine organ with electronica, rock and other genres. The solution was a logotype that reflected the organ build itself, the wood covers now being in contrast colours, transparent and revealing all the pipes and structure on the inside.
We created a logo and identity for alor, a new network for work related issues to drug use and alcohol. The identity will help the network’s message is communicated to the following audiences: AKAN connectors, safety personnel, employees of the Human Resources / HR, safety representatives, union representatives and occupational health services. The circles symbolize alors many venues, the many people involved, and collaboration and sharing of expertise between them. The graphic elements are deliberately flexible and dynamic – both in form and color, just to make it clear that alor participate actively in the most vivid change.
We created the new website for Bjergsted Kulturpark (Bjergsted Culturepark), www.bjergsted.no, 14 stages for music, dance, culture and performance arts in Stavanger, Norway – and now an online portal. To visualize the dazzling life of the park as well as creating a more interesting overview map of the park, we decided to create an illustration of the park showing different elements of the park, characters and a sense of exploration of all the content the culturepark will contain. On the website you can use a magnifying glass to explore the park. Posters, postcards and a catalogue was created in addition to the website.
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.
Buylogic is an independent center of competence which delivers Supply Chain Management to the oil and gas industry. We did the rebranded them, giving them a new name (previous name: ADB Procurement) and a brand new identity. Since they work a lot with sales, logistic and procurement, it’a a very exact business were everything is on the number, nicely stacked up and organized. We wanted to visualize this, through the stacking up for relevant items to their business. The concept was to have the personell and people working there stacked up alongside the items as well. The logo itself is very hard and strict, but still has round edges to illustrate the more human side of the process also, how it’s seroious and precise business but they’re still welcoming people.
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.
EXPAT NORWAY is a relocation service for expats in Norway, making it easier for businesses to invest in human resources abroad. They have a high focus on customer involvement and make sure they always deliver the right service in each situation, making every customer a different path and a different experience.
Based on this we created a logo and identity that followed in the same footsteps, always changing and adapting to the different path. A dynamic logo that reflects their service, connecting the dots and making a global network of expats.
This was created as Procontra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pace & love is a little journal for ALIGN, a supplier of production- and safety critical equipment and solutions, showing their company values; Professional, Ambitious, Caring and Enthusiastic. Because of the season, they wanted a flavour of christmas added to the illustrations in the journal. For the project I decided to build the Pace & Love typography out of tools related to engineering and safety equipment, especially when building emphasis on the letters and their values. The typography is build up from over 100 deep etched objects. I did the typography, design and illustrations for this project.
This work was created as Procontra.