My name is Anders Bjarnle, currently working as a UI/UX designer as part of the mobile team at Opera Software. I design everything from user interfaces and motion graphics to corporate branding and graphics design. Got time to take a quick look?Some of my works This is who I am
Below you'll find a few projects I've chosen that I think will be the most interesting ones. If something catches your interest and you'd like to see more similar stuff, don't hesitate to send me a message and I'll provide you with a more detailed showcase.
Like every other graphics designer I used Photoshop as my digital playground in my early days. This evolved quickly into web design which I got totally in love with when I realized how powerful marketing tool web development is. After studying graphics design & web development at the university for a couple of years I started to work professionally as a webdesigner.
I then founded my own web agency Caliber where I help companies strengthening their brand. I use different strategies depending on the client but usually I follow this pattern: develop website from scratch, make sure they reach out to people through social medias and design stuff like business cards, posters, rollups, logotype, all kinds of advertising, corporate clothing, presentation templates and so on.
To make sure I would be able to spend every day doing what I love I also got a full time job as a webdesigner at a bigger web agency. At this time developing responsive (mobile friendly) websites became more of a standard, which was perfect timing for me as I was very into the world of smartphones and mobile interfaces. My interest was big enough to make me realize that I enjoy designing mobile user interfaces more than websites. As I tried to find my new way a company called Opera Software took interest in me and hired me as a UI/UX designer for their mobile team.
Today Opera is one of the biggest web browsers with more than 300 million users around the world. As much as this may sound like a cliche every day is a new challenge. Let’s just say I’m into design ;)
I see logotypes are a critical aspect of business marketing. Having a visually strong brand can in many cases be the difference between success and failure, one of the most obvious cases is an app icon. I help companies to create a strong visual identity that adapts to their target audience and the company's business area.
Over the past few years my interest in motion graphics has become bigger and bigger. I'm starting to realize the true potential of motion graphics, whether it's animated presentations, showreels, video footage compositions, 3D rendered screen content in devices and so on. I also consider this as the most challenging and probably most entertaining way of producing graphics. My main program I master is Adobe After Effects where you can, with knowledge and crazy and creative ideas, accomplish amazing things that will boost a companys visual identity.
Web design and development used to be my main area before I realized that user interface design is what I love making. I've made tons of responsive websites and nowadays it's becoming more and more of a big deal as Google ranks responsive websites higher. Since I love making interfaces that are as friendly for the users as possible on multiple platforms web development caught my interest once again. Making this website for example was a pure pleasure.
When I studied at the university we learned a lot regarding printed corporate matters. Maybe a business card can be the first piece of visual identity a potential customer receives. It doesn't matter whether it's a design of a tri-fold brochure, business card, flyer, envelope, stationary, food menu, roll up banner or a book cover: Caliber can handle it.
I see employees wearing corresponding and well designed clothes as the extra touch of professionality at a company. You may see it as a minor thing; I see it as someone who cares about impression from customers. I have experience in designing t-shirts, sport bags, pens and even coffee cups and car decals that goes hand in hand with the companys visual profile. Basically I let my customers choose the product and I apply a suitable design for it.
I've already mentioned it before but I think this is worth mentioning twice as in many cases this is the first visual impression a potential customer may get from a company. It also leaves opportunities for creativity and smart solutions that can be a strong selling point. Don't underestimate the value of business cards, send me a message and I'll tell you more about its importance.