Hello there! I am co-founder at Bakken & Bæck, a digital design consultancy in Oslo, Norway. We're available for work. Check out our website →
March 24, 2012 | 10 likes | 0 comments
It has taken a few years, but the world class Swedish digital agency Doberman has finally come around to creating a proper website for themselves. Even though I think they should have dropped the "Tweets and blog feeds" from the home page, as this basically only serves to clutter their message, this is only nitpicking from my side. The project presentations and the other various sections of the site combine function and form with great success.
March 24, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
Delightful interactions and lovely illustrations combined with clear explanations make for a very intriguing teaser site for Carbonmade's upcoming job board of sorts. My two favorite parts of the site are #1 how the carousel is rotating in a circular motion and #2 how the same carousel showcases the various professions. Bonus points for the cuteness!
February 21, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
Released last year, but still worth a closer look. The political issue aside, this is a great example of efficient storytelling in web design. Beautiful, to the point and filled with information without feeling overwhelming. Very inspiring to see how well they pulled off this idea.
February 21, 2012 | 5 likes | 0 comments
The recent redesign of Fast Company's design related news site Co.Design was a truly impressive feat. I'm absolutely loving the way they've built a visually unparalleled beauty that is also a pleasure to read. Add to that the fact that their editorial profile is very inspiring, and the incredibly well done responsive aspect of the design makes this one of the best editorial designs of all time in my book.
Read more about the redesign on Co.Design.
February 21, 2012 | 0 likes | 0 comments
This one here is a great example of clear and uncluttered communication. They've stripped away the bullshit lingo and manage to exaplin what they do in plain English. Accentuating this with elegantly simple illustrations and delicate photos make them even more trustworthy in my opinion. To sum up: Slick and simple.
February 6, 2012 | 6 likes | 0 comments
MetaLab seems to be doing incredibly well these days with all of their endeavours. To account for Flow's popularity, they recently relaunched the Flow site. It now features a much more interesting rundown of the features, among other things. I love the transparent navigation bar, and everything is pixel perfect, as always with these guys. Read more about the redesign.
January 26, 2012 | 16 likes | 0 comments
I have yet to stay at a Four Seasons hotel. Still, in my mind they have an impeccable reputation for great service design. With their recent complete revamp of their online offering, Four Seasons takes a great leap forward. I know the competition isn't too tough, but I have yet to see a better hotel website than this. Finally someone raised the bar.
January 24, 2012 | 12 likes | 0 comments
I've fallen in love with Kerem's brilliant work lately. Not to mention that his portfolio site is top notch in all aspects as well. Large, crisp product photos while keeping everything to the point just adds to the fact that this guy is world class. No-frills and beautiful stuff all over. BTW Kerem's an Interface Designer at Fitbit.
January 10, 2012 | 9 likes | 0 comments
I love the combination of a boxy grid-based design and great product photos in use at the Unit Portables site. You immediately get the feeling that their products are genuinely unique. However, my favorite part of the design is the way they have pulled the color of the main products displayed on the homepage onto the box below. It works especially well with the strong red and blue bags. Nice touch! Via @tomcavill.
November 26, 2011 | 12 likes | 0 comments
Historically I've found it difficult to find truly spectacular portfolio sites online. It's like finding a needle in a haystack. This week, for some reason, I've discovered two such sites. Put simply, the Kyan portfolio site is close to perfection in my book. They've gone for an ambitious, quite content heavy approach, and they've succeeded with flying colors. The combination of canvas animations, subtle details, beautiful typography, great content strategy work and incredible illustrations make for one of the boldest and most memorable portfolios in a long time. The homepage slider is just plain fantastic.