I’m Thorbjørn Gudnason, a Copenhagen-based designer and art director, specialized in strategic visual communication and brand identity. With 10 years of international experience, I aim to create strong conceptual ideas and robust design solutions, that are considered, effective and impactful, for the people and businesses that will use it.
Before moving back to Denmark in 2019, I spent 7+ years in New York City, where I have been fortunate to work with some of the world's leading creative powerhouses including Pentagram, Sagmeister & Walsh, Sid Lee, COLLINS and Hello Monday.
Today, I serve as Senior Brand Designer at Designit, and work across multiple mediums and disciplins, spanning concept development, creative strategy, graphic design, art direction, branding, print- and packaging, editorial– and digital design. I am occasionally available for select freelance opportunities — feel free to get in touch via email for inquiries or requests.
Brand & Digital Design Lead
May. 2022 — Present
An independent venture design studio building new companies or scaling young ones using design capabilities. Working with startups, corporates and engaging with Venture Capitals for funding and growth.
Senior Brand Designer
Nov. 2019 — Mar. 2022
An international strategic design firm founded in Denmark, with 18 offices around the world. That works with ambitious brands and companies to create products, services, systems and spaces that people love.
Senior Art Director
New York City & Copenhagen
Aug. 2017 — Aug. 2019
Hello Monday is a digital creative agency that creates joyful digital ideas, products and experiences that connect the hearts of brands to the hearts of their consumers.
New York City & San Francisco
Feb. 2016 — Jul. 2017
Brand strategy and design consultancy that helps companies transform customer experiences, with focus on keeping ahead of advancements in consumption models and cultural shifts.
New York City
Jul. 2015 — Jan. 2016
Creative services firm founded in 1993. Today, the company employs over 550 professionals working globally from offices in Amsterdam, Montreal, New York, Paris and Toronto.
Nov. 2013 — Jun. 2015
Digital design agency, found in Brooklyn in 1999, providing strategy, marketing, design and technology services to Fortune 100 companies.
Sagmeister & Walsh
New York City
Jun. 2013 — Aug. 2013
New York City-based design firm that creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books and objects for clients, audiences and themselves.
New York City
Nov. 2012 — Jan. 2013
The world's largest independent design consultancy. The firm is owned and run by 19 partners, a group of friends who are all leaders in their individual creative fields.