PROFILE

HELLO!

My name is Torunn Øvland Kristiansen and I am a Norwegian graphic designer. After studying graphic design at the Norwegian School of Creative Studies (NKF), I decided to finish my Bachelor of Design, majoring Visual Communication Design, at the Queensland College of Art – Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.

My approach to design after several years of practicing and learning is driven by the idea of design as a tool to communicate important issues. This approach of socially responsible communication plays
a big role in my designs to create new communication channels
and dialogues.

I also strongly believe that developing creative solutions with an aesthetic layer to it is necessary to gain people’s attention and encourage them to engage.

If you have any questions or projects do not hesitate to contact me. Feel free to follow me on Bèhance or connect with me on LinkedIn.


EDUCATION

2004-2007/
MEDIA AND
COMMUNICATION
3 years,
Vennesla upper secondary school

2007-2008/
PEDAGOGY
1 year,
University of Agder

2008-2010/
GRAPHIC DESIGN
2 years,
Norwegian School
of Creative Studies
2011-2012/
VISUAL
COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Bachelor of Design – 1,5 years,
Queensland College of Art – Griffith University


ACHIEVEMENTS

SABLA BRA STUDENT ’10
Gold – Typography
Work: Norunn (Font)

SABLA BRA STUDENT ’10
Gold – Editorial design
Work: Fuel magazine

SABLA BRA STUDENT ’10
Gold – Identity design
Work: CKK

SABLA BRA STUDENT ’10
Silver – Identity design
Work: Reddyra

GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012
Griffith Award for Academic Excellence

SABLA BRA STUDENT ’10
Diploma – Identity design
Work: Løkka Klær

MEMEFEST 2012
Amongst “Best Works”
Visual Communication
Practice – Static
Work: Hour Bank

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2005-2010 /
FOTO 1 AS
Part time shop assistant

2007-2013 /
FRISKTDESIGN
Graphic Designer / Consultant

2009-2010 /
SØGNE OG SONGDALEN BUDSTIKKE
Layout designer / Holiday substitute

2008-2014
TORUNN ØVLAND
GRAFISK DESIGN
Personal Enterprise

2010 /
RECOMMENDED NORWAY
1 week internship

2013-2014
KEYD
Graphic designer / Partner

2012 /
LIVEWORM
7 weeks internship

2014 > present
TRESS DESIGN AS
Graphic designer