Web & Graphic, UI, UX, Front-end designer
I’ve been a web and graphic designer since 1999 and I love what I do.
I focus on beautiful, responsive, cross-browser friendly code and device-agnostic web design.
Originally from Oslo, Norway, I now live in London, UK.
Who I am
I’m an experienced front-end web and graphic designer and typography nerd. I love the web and enjoy trying to make it better, more accessible, and more legible.
I am fluent in English, Norwegian, and French, fair to middling in Arabic.
What else do I love?
Gigs, music, watching good TV shows, reading books (mainly sci-fi and non-fiction), cooking, spending time with my family.
What I bring
- HTML5 semantic markup, CSS, Sketch and Creative Suite expertise
- UX and UI design, logo design, branding and identity
- GIT, Gulp, WordPress, static site generators
- 15+ years experience web design, in large and small teams and as a lone wolf
- Up-to-date and eager to stay abreast of modern web developments
I love taking designs (often my own) and convert them into live websites, whether they need a CMS like WordPress or Kirby. This is where I find that UI micro-interactions and animations make a design come to life.
As a matter of course, accessibility, Search Engine Optimisation, and semantic markup are an integral part of how I work.
Check out some examples on CodePen.
I love pushing pixels around. Whether it is creating layouts, dashboards, logos, I’m all over it.
- Responsive design, progressive enhancement, mobile first layouts
- CSS3 keyframe animation and transitions, micro-interactions, SVG animation
- SEO, Google Analytics, Webtrends
- Familiar with modern CSS Frameworks, CSS Flexbox & CSS Grid
- W3C standards, ARIA roles, Accessibility & Section 508
- Email Dev - custom table layouts
- Wordpress theming
- Scrum - Agile/Sprint Development
- 13-inch MacBook Pro (early 2015)
- Coding: Sublime Text 3
- Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Affinity Designer, Sketch
- Wireframing: Apple Keynote, Fluid UI
- SASS, Compass/Bourbon, Atomic Design, BEM & OOCSS
- Git, SVN, Gulp, Bitbucket, Github, iTerm
- Forklift FTP
- MAMP, Local by Flywheel
- MS Office Suite, Google Docs
- 2017-Present: Tender Digital, Lead Technical Designer
- 2016: Forient, Lead Web Designer
- 2012-2016: The Sun, Deputy Art Director
- 2003-2005: News of the World, Senior Designer
- 1999-2004: The Currant Bun, Junior Designer
- 1997-1999: DotMusic, Researcher
- 1998-2001: London College of Printing (UAL London), BA (hons) Media and Graphic Design
- 1987-1991: Lycée Rene Cassin Oslo, Baccalaureat C Scientifique