AWARD WINNING GRAPHIC DESIGN
& VISUAL COMMUNICATION

COPENHAGEN

Nordic cool. Visual communication that connects with people and never goes out of style. Because I see graphic design as your long time ambassador.

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Granted for truly excellent work, going beyond mere technical or aesthetic competency. It honors outstanding entries for such things as being daring and innovative.”
Award of Excellence, SND, Society of News Design, New York

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Visual identity is as important as personal appearance. Sigrun designed it to make us stand out from the crowd (…) the visual identity reflects who we are.”
CEO J. Ameri, Pancryos A/S.

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Beautiful and impressing magazine (…) visually challenging and thought provoking.”
Jury, Anders Bording Media Award

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And the website looks **** good.”
P1 host swearing on national radio, describing my client’s site.

My name is Sigrún. I’m an Icelandic-Danish graphic designer and art director based in Nørrebro, Copenhagen. I help companies and professionals make a lasting impression with engaging and timeless design.

Get in touch if you are visually ambitious about the work you’re about to present to the world.

This site is in Danish, but I’ll be happy to provide any information you need in English. And here are some helpful links if you’d like to browse my work. 

DESIGN HONOURS & EXHIBITIONS
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2016
MDID Design Awards
3 X Nominations
– Best redesign (DEBAT Magasin)
– Best magazine design (Scenario Magazine)
– Best special pages (Scenario Magazine)

2016
Solo exhibition
‘The Visual Embrace’
Cover design & photography
Udsigten, Roskilde Library.

2015
Solo exhibition
‘The Visual Embrace’
Cover design & photography
Vandrehallen, Hillerød Library.

2014
SND Awards, New York
Award of Excellence
– Magazines, Overall Design (Scenario Magazine)

2013
MDID Design Awards
3 X Awards
– Best special magazine (Scenario Magazine)
– Best special pages (Scenario Magazine)
– Best magazine cover (Scenario Magazine)

2011
Anders Bording Awards
– Media Award (Scenario Magazine)

2011
MDID Design Awards
Award
– Best magazine cover (Scenario Magazine)

2009
Solo exhibition
‘Cover Version’,
Cover design & photography
Minuit Vernissage, Grand

2009
Nordic Selected Awards
Nomination
Graphic Design Category (Jomi Massage cover)

2005
Group exhibition
‘Framing the Future of Design’
Danish Design Center

2002
Award & group exhibition
‘Book Craft of the Year’
Design Museum Danmark

2001
Award & group exhibition
‘Book Craft of the Year’
Design Museum Danmark

(Not included: Honours for video, literature, fine art and more)

BIO
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DESIGN WORK

I have more than 20 years of experience with complex design tasks, project coordination, and shaping communication towards evasive and challenging target audiences. Especially within culture, learning, and media.

Selected clients: Bikuben Foundation, Léonie Sonning Music Prize, Nyland Kommunikation, Samsø Bær, and a long list of musicians, writers, and artists.

PHOTOGRAPHY

I get restless without a camera nearby. Though I have only one year of formal training (I studied with the excellent Bruce Rae at UeL), I have been using my photography professionally since high school.

ART & COLLABORATIONS

It’s been my privilege to have worked with creative giants from all fields. Some of them for a single project, others for years:

Gluttony, concert performance, 2016. Co-performer.

Heinrich Awards, 2009-2010. Co-concept development and organizer.

Party and Lost, art group, 2010. Co-founder & artist.

Ingen Frygt, art group, 2001-2010. Co-founder & artist.

Lovebites, indie band, 1995-1999. Second vocal & art direction.

PUBLISHED BOOKS

2016
18 Projects
– Design anniversary catalogue. Seifyr Publishing

2015
Sisimka
– Scifi novel. Toves

2013
Alle er Kommet
(Portraits & Parties 1983-2013)
– Photo book. Photographic Center Publishing

TEACHING

As a guest teacher, I have taught photography, design, fine art, and writing in courses, workshops, talks, and portfolio reviews.

Schools: The Royal College of Art, The Scandinavian Design College, Fatamorgana Photo School, Ærø Art College, The Talent Academy, FOF a.m.

VIDEO

I have directed and produced music videos, visuals, and commercials as well as animation for film, TV, and theater. Most of them as part of our director’s trio in Ingen Frygt.

EDUCATION
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Cand.arch. 1997
The Danish Royal Academy of Art, School of Architecture, Dept. of Graphic Design

Exchange year: University of East London
Schools of Art & Design: Visual Communication, Photography, Illustration

CONTACT INFO
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STUDIO ADDRESS
Fælledvej 16d, 1
2200 Copenhagen N

Mail: hello@sigrun.nu
Tel: +45 20 83 68 09

CVR 21 00 25 34

logo design for SoMe Science by Danish-Icelandic graphic designer Sigrun Gudbrandsdottir
Magazine design for Scenario Magazine by Danish-Icelandic graphic designer Sigrun Gudbrandsdottir
Logo design, Samsoe Baer
Logo design for The Last Bag, by Danish-Icelandic graphic designer Sigrun Gudbrandsdottir
Book design, Choir improvisation, by Danish-Icelandic graphic designer Sigrun Gudbrandsdottir

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