Does your logo disappear?

Does your logo disappear?

Does your logo disappear? These days we have to upload our logos everywhere. There are social media sites (of course,) online teaching platforms, communities, and membership sites. Often, the place allotted to the user’s logo is tiny. The final uploaded result is...
Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? ​My eldest son was about 3-4 years old and very concerned with the coming of the “New Year,” that all the grown-ups around him were speaking about. I tried to explain about months and years, took out calendars,...
Do you have a philosophy?

Do you have a philosophy?

Do you have a philosophy? I have had the pleasure of working with Märit Torkelson in Hostmanship Norway for a very long period. More than 10-years when I come to think of it. A partnership between a virtual in-house graphic designer and a business is mutually...
The Front Page Turf War

The Front Page Turf War

The Front Page Turf War As a child, I often wondered how all the content could fit so neatly into the newspaper. I never saw any empty pages, nor did extra pages emerge in the mailbox containing content “left-overs.” Later in life, I realized that this accurate...
Design and Decor

Design and Decor

Design and Decor Are any of you old enough to remember having asked your low-grade teacher for permission to “decorate” a writing assignment? By that, we meant that we were permitted to draw flowers and ornaments between and around the lines of text, in the end making...
The start of a cookie journey

The start of a cookie journey

The start of a cookie journey My sister Karoline is “word-famous” among our friends and family for her “Hadeland Cookies,” a recipe she put together many years ago – inspired by the even more famous Maryland Cookies. We could not have a...
Podcast, me?

Podcast, me?

Podcast, me? As readers of this publication will know, I love speaking about graphic design and visual branding. This is what I do when I endlessly write blog posts, newsletters, or posts on LinkedIn. Or when I have a chance to give a talk in real life, which is...
What is your logo story?

What is your logo story?

What is your logo story? As a student in graphic design school, I loved to play with different means of graphic design to see where I landed. My favorite activity was experimenting with one-bit shapes, which could be interpreted in more than one way. When I succeeded...
Does visual branding really have any value?

Does visual branding really have any value?

Does visual branding really have any value? Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to interview some of my former clients who have gone through a visual branding process with me at some stage. I was curious to know how they had experienced the process, seen from a...
A P short of perfect

A P short of perfect

A P short of perfect ​In the latest issue of the Norwegian version of Signs of Design, I made a big error. For some reason, a word in the very title of the letter had been misspelled. It came out with a P short of perfect. I should have detected this in the correction...