I’m a communication designer based in Copenhagen interested in digital design, design research, and identity. With a Bachelors from Design Academy Eindhoven, Communication Department, I currently work most with animation, illustration, 3D and typedesign. In the morning I wake up because I have this crazy dream of creating empathy through crazycool graphics in our complex world.








RESTART

Illustrations / Animation 


Montreux Jazz Festival 2021 Open Call “Restart”.

Nature has always taught us through its resilience that a new beginning is just a day away, and what may spring up can be greater than ever expected. This poster takes inspiration from the bold colours and quirky shapes of the Montreux Jazz Festival that came before, and gives it a fresh twist. Painted on a digital canvas are several jazz flower/instrument hybrids, energetically shooting into the blue sky, excitedly ready to RESTART.




THE OPERA

Letterface


A mono-space typeface inspired by the buitalist building in Tallinn: Linnahall. A huge, crumbling
theater, a symbol of the awesome hopes and dreams of the Soviet Union. This grandeouse type is an ode
to a home, childhood and heritage - dramatically taking up space.



SNOW DROP

Letter Design / 3D Illustration

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

Branding / Animation / Illustration
Comissioned for Platseebo

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.




CAMPARI

Illustrations / Animation


Campari 2021 Open Call



DEEP SEA CACHE

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.



DON’T AVOID WHAT IS EASY

Branding / Layout
Comissioned for Vabaduse Gallery


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

Installation / Film /  Animation
Exhibited at Dutch Design Week 2020

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?




SURVIVAL OF THE CUTEST

Print / Graphic Design / Art Direction / Research 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!

Installation / Illustration / Essay / Print
Installation exhibited at Lost & Found Exhibit

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.




U WANNA TOUCH MY SENSORS?

Installation / Product / Film / Animation
Exhibited at at the STRP Biënnale 2017

'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.


In collaboration with Ellen Pearson and Tristan Roques.



Last updated: 27th April 2021
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