Hello! Welcome! For some insider details about myself and my design practice, read below.
In May 2016, I received a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, concentrating in Graphic Design. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design and minor in Applied Photography from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2010.
In my current studio practice, I create projects using a combination of print, pattern, package and product design; incorporating multiple mediums: graphic design, screen printing, prototyping, and installation. My work aims to investigate relationships between design constraints and parameters within systems. The tactile nature of the work is heavily influences by my interest in play and participation and how both can be incorporated into design solutions.
The majority of my work reflects the traditions and motifs of my Norwegian heritage, championing effortlessness and functionality and emphasizing the use of organic and geometric shapes while still employing playful characteristics. The purpose of Scandinavian design is to improve everyday life; valuing durability, functionality, accessibility - but also less tangible values such as simplicity, joy, courage and daily pleasure visible through the simple, colorful forms.
Most recently, I have been interested in experiential graphic design and alternative display installations, combining two-dimensional graphics with three-dimensional applications. I currently live in Minneapolis, MN and teach typography and graphic design courses at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, WI. My work has been exhibited at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Can Can Wonderland (the first arts-based public benefit corporation in Minnesota), the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Wisconsin-Stout.