It’s here! That time where a lot of us can get “mysig”, sit back and take the opportunity to reflect on where we are and where we wanna go. How about starting fresh as an Art Director in the Editorial team of Spotify?. Get your end of the year spirits ready and values behind and experience Hype Island’s Synergy Park Exhibition on Dec. 17th! And to thank this year, we’re happy #TDKTuesdays is out and about in Stockholm! Check the coziness of our first ever meet up on our Facebook page, keep an eye on the upcoming events and join the group!
— Valentina Figueroa
Get the low down on your fav Stockholm creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
Studio Parasto Backman
Loving this little peek into Parasto's brain as she aims to broaden the palette of graphic design. Starting off her own studio in 2008—Studio Parasto Backman—she loves exploring different perspectives resulting in telling unexpected stories. Working mainly in the cultural sector, it's exciting to see Parasto tie her self initiated projects into commissioned work.
From starting out with an exhibit with her former tutor Adrian Shaughnessy (no less) to then running her own studio, Sakaria Studio—Minna Sakaria is a real woman of action! We love that Minna likes to keep her brain active by studying new subjects to influence her creativity from a different perspective (most recently contemporary political theory?).
Johanna Burai is a young designer making waves in Stockholm! Getting creative in with sorts of media Johanna is big on keeping the joy alive and she fills us in on why staying playful is important no matter what the brief is. Check out her other nuggets of wisdom.
Crazy Cat lady OR make things happen lady! Jenny Theolin, both an educator and an owner of Studio Theolin really knows how to bring ideas to life! Getting things going with LOLCat Teh Exhibishun in 2013, to diving in the deep end of Sweden's design community and recently an initiative called The Green Light List which highlights the companies treating interns and the junior workforce fairly—we're super fans!
Beautiful typography, playful colour pallets and no hesitation to explore all area's of design, Studio Reko is ticking all the inspirational design boxes! We had a chat with Frans who is one half of the Studio Reko team. Frans fills us in on some good reads to get those cogs turning!
Have you ever told a pink lie? Wait! What even IS a pink lie!? Haha well, it's something that the guys and Fredrik Öst, Founder & Creative Director of Snask, made up! Read on to hear about what a 'pink lie' actually is, some awesome collaborations and some solid advice. Oh and watch the video too! So good :D
Check out the industry standard of work in Stockholm - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Stockholm.
Creative Mornings Stock…
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!
The Green Light List
The Green Light is a list of companies who treat their junior workforce fairly, crowd-sourced from the interns, graduates and juniors who have worked there.
Design Sweden is an organisation set up with the sole purpose to support, nurture and enable designers living and working in Sweden and those operating abroad. Founded in 1957, we act as one voice – driving and engaging in the discussions surrounding design on an industry level and, wider, in the public sphere.
On the Grid
On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.
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