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Work and beyond in the digital space
I have worked with, and are currently working with, many of Norways best known brands including Volkswagen, Norsk Tipping, Visitnorway, Imsdal, Kraft Foods, OFV, NRK, Nordea, DNB, Lilleborg, Tine, Telenor and Koenigsegg.
Thus far in my career I have worked as a designer, web & flash developer, and lately as a digital concept developer. I hold a Masters degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor in Graphical design: Before I went freelance I worked for Apt.
I'm honoured to have been a part of the team creating the new website for Norwegian fashion brand Cala & Jade, together with Randi at Studio Larsen and Tina and Elise at Cala & Jade. The website was built to strengthen the brand online and creating a space to showcase their brilliant products and garments. The concept and design was born as a collaboration between Studio Larsen and Cala & Jade, and it was developed to be equally appealing and functional across multiple devices and screen sizes.
Cala & Jade
Prime People is one of Norways largest companies within recruitment. They work with hiring out consultants, human resource management and recruitment. They approached us this summer wanting to redesign and rebuild their current website to be able to display their high degree of professionalism also on the web, in order to attract the best candidates and customers. We at Itch together with Studio Larsen spent the fall building a completely new and fresh website.
Prime People HR Solutions
Silje Austnes is arguably Norways best clinical specialist within estetic treatments, and one of the most prolific bloggers on the subject. We created a new profile and made her a new site while we were at it. Check it out here
Our second webshop out, built on Shopify, is the popular t-shirt store Probat. Completely redesign and custom built to fit the needs of a modern t-shirt store, it will also feature automatic integration with cargonizer transport administration. The site is built by Mobiento and designed by Probat.
Check out the store
First out in our series of our fully customized webshops built on Shopify is Beths Beauty Salon, the leading beauty and spa centre in Oslo. Hired to revive their website we built a complete responsive website with integrated webshop and simple payment solution that works just as well on mobile as on the old desktop computer.
Check out the site here
Champ is a startup aiming at making workout more social. It will help you find someone; friends, strangers or personal trainers to exercise with. Its mission is to connect people who needs either someone to exercise and have fun with or a personal trainer to help them increase performance and achieve better results.
Find someone to work out with, play hoops with or go fishing with. Champ.io connects you with friends, strangers or personal trainers of every conceivable discipline. So you´ll always have someone to go jogging or cross-country skiing with.
The service is built by Betaphysical, which is made up of mostly Michael Birkeland, Brewin Apps, Venture Factory, Kristoffer Liabø, Brian Weisberg and myself.
The service is due to launch very soon. In the mean time check out the website for more info.
Redesign of Norway's local electronic store chain Euronics has been keeping me busy as of late. The site is designed and conceptualized by Mobiento and implemented by NXC, whilst I was responsible for the frontend development.
A brand new interaction design and graphical design was created to cater for the growing demographic that browses, and now also purchases products, on their mobile devices. The whole site was re-done to make the navigation and purchase process as smooth and intuitive as possible. The site also focuses on compatibility and support for most if not all mobile devices and screen sizes.
We were approached by consultancy company Nye & Kloke Hoder this summer. They wanted to update their website to allow their customers browsing on their iPads and Androids to be able to use their site. We suggested a complete makeover focusing more on communicating the company's core values, and helping them to better communicate with their audience. We focused on a simple design building on their excisting profile, letting their showcases and articles speak for themselves through big images and strong text, that looked just as good on mobile, pads and desktops.
Check out their website here
Oslo based co-working space, 657, have finally launched their website only a couple of weeks shy of their 1 year anniversary. 657 are made up of small companies and freelancers, mostly hailing from communications and media. Concept by Joachim Levin, Komodo and myself, interaction design and layout by me, design by Eggedosis, development by Emil Broll and photography by Steffen Aaland
I worked with Mobiento and Finn.no to create a mobile ad campaign in the form of a game. The brief was simple; Make people engage with the brand as much and as long as possible, and create a positive connection with the brand Jif. The campaign was a big success and generated a lot of traffic for the client along with a huge number of registered users. Mobiento handled the strategy, concept and design, and I did the wiring, turned the necessary nobs and switches, tightened the screws, taped over the odd hole, hammered it straight and made it play.
The competition is now history, but the site is still up
Commisioned by Drueklasen, we set out in October with keen spirits and a lot of energy, and started building the new website for Olivia. As it so happened the site launch was delayed, but we are all happy that it is finally launched. The site focuses on the two main objectives hungry customers are after, namely looking at the menu and booking a table. It should be just as easy to check out the menu and book a table on the mobile as on the ol' desktop machine.
The site is designed by Mr. Edmond Yang and developed by me.
If you feel like Italian tonight, go check it out!
We are very pleased to have won Norways most coveted design award, Award for Design Excellence ( Merket for god design ) for 2013, with the project OFV Kjøretøydata. Only two jobs in our category, Interactive design, was awarded this year. The design was made in co-operation with Magnus Cederholm.
More on norskdesign.no
More about the project
Check out the site or check out 23video
Playing around with css3 and css transform and transitions, I made a demo-effect for a recent project. In the end we didn't use the effect, so I thought I'd make a personal twist to it, by rebuilding the demo with my own photos from some of my more recent travels. Created for Chrome, but seems to work in Safari and Firefox too.
Check out the demo
I normally don't add small projects like this to my site, but I thought I'd make an exception for this one, since its a great break from the norm. Websites don't have to be supercomplex and take months to create, allthough they sometimes do, they can be done in, well, a day. All design and development was done in a day, and lo and behold, it even got the clients approval the same day. The site is responsive, as sites should be.
The site resides about here
Check out the site here
Created together with Magnus Cederholm, on commision from Kitchen, the site features a members club and a store finder, and is optimized for mobile devices and tabs/pads, as a supplement for their flash-driven site. The site is yet to be launched.
Browse the mobile site here ( Not yet released, though )
So.. What have I been up to the last year or so. I have been busy doing idea, concept, design and development for this project. The site is a closed site for the automotive industry in Norway, where importers and resellers can create their own profiles, search amongst all new cars imported to Norway each year, create comparisons, get notifications of new/changed vehicles and create their own vehicles.
It only took us about a year, but happily, I'm very pleased with the result. The concept and idea was created for Popkorn by Kai Arne Aspeli and myself on behalf of the client, OFV. The functionality and all the development was done by Kim Sørensen at Popkorn, and myself. Design was initially done by me, but Magnus Cederholm took over the design late last fall, changed much of it, and reskinned the rest, and of course made it a lot nicer!
The site is now launched as beta, and is due for proper release this fall.
Some footage taken during my 4 months stay in Sydney, learning how to handle my new 7D. All footage by me, music taken from a Nike ad. Put together in Premiere, and finished off in After Effects.
On a slow saturday night I decided to open up lightroom, find a suitable image, and edit it in photoshop to turn it into a dark photo, suitable for this time of the year. The photo was taken in he middle of the day. I finished off the editing in snapseed on the ipad.
A project I worked on back in 2009 with Pablo Scaglione and Dan Butler at Apt. It actually never got launched, but it was a great project that ended in a beautiful site for jeweler Langaard, and its about time that it ends up on my portfolio site. Of sorts. Pablo and Dan designed the site, and I programmed it.
Check out the site here
I just discovered the art of moving photography, or whatever its called, and had to give it a shot. A scene, a tripod, a camera, after effects and photoshop is all you need to create these semi-still images
Have a look
Of course, my inspiration came from Jamie Beck's fantastic photography blog "From me - to you"
My first attempt at a time-lapse. The place is Uluru and Watarrka National park, Northern Territory, Australia. The clip features three sets of photos. Sunset and sunrise from Uluru, and a nightsky photage from Watarrka National park ( Kings Canyon ).
NRK has an obligation towards the Norwegian Media Authority to publish an annual report of their program mix. This year, the 4th year running, NRK and Apt made an online version too, focusing less on numbers and more on content. I was in charge of the flash development, updating the already excellent system made by my colleague, Alexander Pope.
Check it out over at NRK
This project for Innovation Norway ( visitnorway.com ) focuses on promoting the northern parts of Norway as a tourist destination in wintertime. The solution is built around the concept of the Aurora Borealis, or the northern lights. You can create your own aurora and have it play back on the night sky of the site. Share your lights by email, facebook or twitter. The inspirational part are made in flash by us at Apt, while Ixd has done the backend part. I was in charge of creating and displaying the northern lights which is generated by the users
Watch the campaign here: Your northern lights
Initially a project I started on late 2007 to learn how to code AS3, I came up with the idea of combining images with sound after an inspiring session at FOTB 2007. I worked on it inbetween other stuff but never really settling on the design before I recently decided to focus the project more towards the visual and the design rather than the code behind. The idea is that the postcards comes to live by analyzing the music.
Visit site: Postcards
Creativity can be taught... Or so Norges kreative fagskole says. Anyway, they now have a brand new portfolio for their excisting and older students. The portfolio already contains thousands of works from students from a wide range of courses. I have made the flash application.
Visit site: Portfolio