An Estonian born communication designer based in Copenhagen with a deep interest in design research, storytelling and digital desgin. With a Bachelors from Design Academy Eindhoven, Communication Department, my work often focuses on using social theory to understand our needs and create a sense of empathy through design in our complex world.








SNOW DROP

2021
Letter Design / 3D Illustration
Personal Project

This little announcer for spring is an experiment I worked on to develop my interests in type design as well as 3D modelling. Taking inspiration from the elegant snowdrops popping up outside my window, maybe there is hope on the horizon after all.


PLATSEEBO

2020
Branding / Animation / Illustration
Freelance work

Album cover artowork for the new EP Sellest kõneleb linn (The City Talks) by Platseebo. The group make upbeat, folk acousic music with a tang of nostalgia, represented by a modest cover, hinting at the good old times of analog as well as speech bubbles inspired by the album name.


DON’T AVOID WHAT IS EASY

2020
Branding / Layout
Freelance work


A poster and visual identity for the bi-lingual exhibition Don’t Avoid What Is Easy - Diplomacy meets art at Vabaduse Galley for artist Anastasia Lemberg-Lvova. A strong grid and bold colours were used to match the curatorial tone and artwork.


CUTE POLITICS

2020
Installation / Film /  Animation
BA Graduation Project I

Cuteness has a way of disarming us emotionally to a point of crippling complacency. In this two part film installation we are provoked to question the conduct of UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, by analysing his behaviours through a proxy character Mr Cheeky. What does it mean when a politician acts “cute” to win approval from the crowd, and just how dangerous can this rhetoric be?


'Cute Politics' was shown at Dutch Design Week 2020.

SURVIVAL OF THE CUTEST

IN PRODUCTION
Print / Graphic Design / Art Direction
Personal project based on research from BA graduation work

How is cuteness affecting our social hierarchies, foreign policies, consumerist behaviour and everything inbetween?
This graphic book can be seen as a piece of visual journalism, bringing together the history and theory of cuteness as an aesthetic and the power which it holds in our western societies. The soft and comforting power of cute, made outrageously clear.

Find the graphic lecture 'Survival Of The Cutest - Cuteness In Times Of Uncertainty' 
Live at The Arena --> HERE.

Mother Of PEARL!

2018
Installation / Illustration / Essay / Print

A study of our fascination with pearlescense and its relevance throughout history in collaboration with the Spaarnestadt Photo Archive. Manifesting in an essay, photo book and graphic research, this project became a deep dive into pearls significance in my own life, in the lives of women before me as well as those across the globe.



DEEP SEA CACHE

2018
Installation / Animation / Ilustration / Film

As the inevitable search for minerals in our deep seas begins, this project puts into perspective the crisis of destroying our last untouched frontier to rebuild a more sustainable future. Through a three part film, we are taken down to the blue depths to experience the paradoxical thrill and devastation caused by the mining.


U WANNA TOUCH MY SENSORS?

2017
Installation / Product / Film / Animation

'U Wanna Touch My Sensors' lets you explore how sensors can influence our sex-lives in the future. For the STRP Biënnale 2017 we created a dating environment for people to turn each other on. This was done by controlling each other's three wearable devices: a finger on your earlobe, a feather on your arm, and a tongue on your leg. All to experience a future in which we can have sex without ever really touching.

'U Wanna Touch My Sensors?'

was shown at the STRP Biënnale 2017.


In collaboration with Ellen Pearson and Tristan Roques.




Last updated: 12th April 2021
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