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Product Designer launches new concept to promote offline one-on-one communication. Using simple...
DESIGNING AN IDENTITY IN BEIJING
Liang Dian Design Center In july, 2011, I got the privilege to work as a head designer to set up a new design center in Beijing. The project which was...
AN UNUSUAL GIFT BAG
Giftbags for LDDC opening 28th of September 2011 These are 3 versions of a gift bag I designed for the grande opening of Liang Dian Design Center in Beijing....
BUSINESS CARDS with colours
Playful business cards for the LDDC staff! The different colours represents different departments. I wanted a simple and clean look, where the layout of the...
A PLAY ON CRAFTSMANSHIP FROM THE SHAKERS
The Shakers where a sect set in mid North America known for their craftmanship and innovation. Legend tells that they got their unusal name due their joy of...
This was the webpage I designed for LDDC, explaining the centers philosophy and the current tenants and what they do. LDDC wanted to broadcast several branches of...
Niwotata Cafe This is the final logo for the in-house cafe in Liang Dian Design Center. Niwotata means: "You and me, him and she" in mandarin. The idea...
A salute to Walter Gropius This bedside table took inspiration from the bauhuas architect and designer, Walter Gropius summer house in Dessau. With its...
WHY DO WE FORGET THE COVERS?
One would think that book covers should have a bigger role on the shelf. Sure, at the local pockethop we get drawn into stories by its luring graphics, but then...
The signage of Liang Dian Design Center My inspiration was to take away the full sized guide maps and instead have a more graphical approach to the...
CONFUSING INFO DESIGN
This concept was presented to us during 2nd year, it was a competition and collaboration project with Chinese...
mark rae A known British music producer/Dj who was looking for a new fresh look. Its emphasized on his favorite...
ULTRA MARINE STOOL
Stool inspired by Anish Kapoor A 1:2 scale stool exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2008 Inspiration from Anish Kapoor colorful work
Most of us have the time to do the shopping after work. It’s not so easy to be a Gorden Ramsey idea generator when...
DEEP SEA BED TIME
This ice bed was a factor in a concept proposal for 2012's hotel suite competition in Jukkasjärvi. The concept wanted to play on ice connotations and...