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We are an Oslo-based branding and product design consultancy that builds comprehensive brands for Norwegian and international clients. We specialize in Identity, Logos, Packaging, Print, Products, Screen, Space and Strategy.

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Cisco MX300 G2

As part of a comprehensive update to the full range of Cisco's Telepresence products, Work was approached with the task... View project
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Fauna Identity

When chef Bjørn Svensson closed his previous Michelin-star rated restaurant Oscarsgate in 2012, a collective sigh of... View project
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W.B. Samson Gardermoen

W.B.Samson is one of the oldest bakeries in Oslo and a client of ours for the last 5 years. When they were given the... View project
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Forskningsparken

Founded in 1986, Forskningsparken (Oslo Science Park) is the biggest facility dedicated to science and venture capital... View project
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Diemme Footwear

Diemme Footwear is a collaborative effort from Italian footwear manufacturer Calzaturificio Diemme, Oslobased fashion... View project
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John Lobb Overshoe

Hermes-owned John Lobb is a renowned British shoemaker with a long history of producing high-end, handmade shoes. In... View project
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Nina Jarebrink Identity

Swedish fashion designer Nina Jarebrink's clothing is known for a vibrant style that reminds women they don't need a... View project
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Workhand Safe Eyes

Workhand specializes in a range of quality protective gloves for manual labor. Given the all-work identity of their... View project
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Harlem Gourmet Branding

Established in 1973, Harlem Food trading company is Oslo's go-to place for imported foods from around the world. View project
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Voss recyclable bottles

VOSS artesian water is known around the world for its remarkable purity. The bottle’s iconic design has long been... View project
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Address
Pilestredet 75c
0354 Oslo
Email
post@work.no
Phone
+47 41 42 70 70
(F) Every friday we take a moment to post the things that inspire us. Fredagsinspirasjon Life at Work

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How we work

Many choices go into the simple act of someone considering your product or walking into your store, and these are the key elements we work with. Demonstrating quality, product functionality, and passion is what guarantees a connection with your customers. That’s where we come in.

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The real work

We don’t sell quick fixes or overnight solutions with bows and ribbons. Our method involves thorough research, meeting with our clients often, and asking questions that are difficult or even uncomfortable to answer. We do this in order to help you get down to the core of what defines your product or service. We believe branding and product design go together because the essence of your brand must be present in everything the customer sees, hears and touches. So from concept to finalization, we make sure that your brand communicates the pure, unique definition of what you can do for your customer. And we’re not shortsighted about it either; we examine the full landscape of your business with genuine interest, constantly looking for ways in which a current project can benefit your business in the future. We think long-term, and love the long haul. And that’s the real work.

Life at Work

Image Icecream break!
Image Enjoying Work designed strawberry preserve in Mallorca, Spain
Image Testing products and having fun :)
Image How-to-get that BBQ scorching hot!
Image We out here inspecting!
Image testing one-two-t(h)ree!
Image checking out "Frau Gerolds Garten" in Zurich
Image Clients car outside our office
Image WORK summer party with families
Image Testing the fireplace #wbsamson

People

Name
Ian Sandmæl
Title
Creative Director, Founder
Email
Phone
+47 90057847
Description
Ian’s experience in the industry began at IDEO in San Francisco, where he worked with international brands like Microsoft and Procter & Gamble. Ian attended the Art Center College in Los Angeles, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Product Design.

After returning home to Norway, Ian worked at Hareide Designmill before founding WORK with Kevin in 2005.
Name
Kevin Hagen
Title
Creative Director, Founder
Email
Phone
+47 98463036
Description
Kevin has extensive work experience as a design consultant at various firms in Los Angeles. While there, he enjoyed working for many international brands, such as Belkin, BMW, Bosch, Hyundai and Wilson Sports, before moving back to Oslo to start WORK with Ian in 2005.

Kevin got his bachelor’s degree in 2000 from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he studied Branding and Packaging Design.
Name
Hilde Falck-Andersen
Title
Client Director (on leave)
Email
Phone
+47 95332569
Description
Hilde holds a master’s in Management and Strategic Analysis from Cass Business School in London. Her career began in London, working with different international brands such as Carlsberg, Beam Global and Unilever before moving back to Oslo to join WORK in 2010.

Hilde is currently on maternity leave.
Name
Benedicte H. Simonsen
Title
Client Director (substitute)
Email
Phone
+47 93031408
Description
Benedicte will be acting as a Client Director while Hilde is on maternity leave. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Marketing Communication from BI –Norges Markedshøyskole (2004) in addition to a Bachelor Program in Project Management from BI (2012). Benedicte has over eight years’ working experience with Product Management, Product Development, Project Management and communications.
Name
Marius Nilsen
Title
Client Manager
Email
Phone
+4795771237
Description
Marius holds a master´s degree in Media and Communication from the University of Oslo, as well as a bachelors degree in Photomedia from Edith Cowen University in Perth, Australia.

Before joining WORK, Marius worked with PR and communication strategies for Oslo based fashion agency Blender Agency and brings broad knowledge about product marketing and consumer trends.
Name
Henning Andersson
Title
Senior Graphic Designer
Email
Phone
+47 92211424
Description
Henning is a graphic designer and our in-house Master Chef. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo. Henning developed his experience as a graphic designer and art director in Oslo before joining WORK in 2008.
Name
Linn Ramm Østgaard
Title
Senior Graphic Designer
Email
Phone
+47 41617754
Description
Linn is a graphic designer educated from both Westerdals and Berghs School of Communication. In Stockholm she worked mainly with corporate brading and packaging with Gabor Palotai and at Embrink Design. After moving back to Oslo in 2009 she´s been working freelance and latest at Electricbrandy.
Name
Cecilie Berg Børge-Ask
Title
Senior Graphic Designer
Email
Phone
+47 97782460
Description
Cecilie is a graphic designer with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (2001) with exchange at Konstfack in Stockholm. Before joining Work in 2014, she has gained comprehensive knowledge working with packaging, corporate identity and illustration for Tangram Design and Uniform Strategisk Design in Oslo.

In addition to this, Cecilie also has her own studio for personal art projects.
Name
Sissel Johannessen
Title
Graphic Designer
Email
Phone
+47 48112187
Description
Sissel is a graphic designer and can often be spotted hiking in the Norwegian mountains. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication while in Glasgow, Scotland. Sissel has over six years’ working experience as a graphic designer in Glasgow and Oslo.
Name
Eivind Fonnaas Nilsen
Title
Graphic Designer
Email
Phone
+47 92297019
Description
Eivind is a graphic designer and enthusiastic hunter & gatherer. He holds a master’s degree in Design from Kunsthøgskolen in Bergen. Eivind worked for agencies in Hamburg and Rotterdam before coming to the Skin design agency in Oslo. He also freelanced as a graphic designer before joining WORK in 2011.
Name
Paul Daniel
Title
Product Engineer
Email
Phone
+47 98694088
Description
Paul is our Australian brewmaster, and has over seven years’ professional consulting experience developing products for a broad range of clients and industries. Paul completed a Bachelor of Engineering in Product Design in Melbourne, Australia.

Paul is currently on leave.
Name
Simen Aarseth
Title
Product Designer
Email
Phone
+47 93224543
Description
Simen is our award-winning product designer (Newcomer of the Year 2011, Bo Bedre). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Furniture Design and Interior, as well as a master’s degree in Design, both from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Upon completing his education, Simen started his own design company, Angell Wyller Aarseth, before joining us at WORK.
Name
Thomas Jenkins
Title
Product Designer (On leave)
Email
Phone
+47 48262783
Description
Thomas is our resident Brit and holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Product Design from London South Bank University. Thomas gained experience as a designer at Dyson in the UK before moving to Oslo, where he worked at Frost Produkt and later joined us at WORK.

Thomas has exhibited his work at the Salone Satellite in Milan, Design Tide in Tokyo, Greenhouse in Stockholm, and at the London Design Festival.

Thomas is currently on leave.
Name
Marte Freihow Langland
Title
Office Assistant
Email
Phone
+47 959 13 284
Description
Besides helping us out at WORK, Marte is studying at Oslo University Blindern

Want to work with us?

We are always looking for great people!
If you have some skills you think we could use, please drop us a line!

Available positions

Creative copywriter

We’re looking for a creative copywriter, who loves branding and ...

.. is not afraid to show it!

.. knows the difference between communication and campaigns

The must-have’s:

  • a few years of relevant experience working with branding
  • the ability to magically merge design and content, linked with a unique tone-of-voice
  • excellent storytelling abilities
  • confidence in presenting ideas
  • fluent in both Norwegian and English


The nice-to-have’s:

  • international experience

Send us your worksamples as a web link or a single emailable PDF.

Clients

Cisco
Sport1
DEFA
Bjørn Dæhlie
Swims
Lacrosse
Voss
Hamax
Mr Iceman
Anton Sport
Fibonacci
Xeed
Lisa
Anatomy
Forskningsparken
Gekko
Vivikes
Ventelo
w.B.Samson
Acano
Alfa
Diemme
Fornebu S