Go to Nordic.design 2018 🎉

UX, UI, design tools, workflows and more

Nordic.design is a international conference all about design with speakers from Airbnb, Framer, Minecraft, Toca Boca and more.

Inspiring speakers

Tim Van Damme
Head of Design at Abstract

Tim is head of design at  Abstract, a tool focussed on improving design collaboration and transparency inside teams of all sizes. He has previously worked on a variety of products like Dropbox, Mailbox, Instagram and Gowalla.

Besides work, Tim also sells photography-inspired hats at  Bokeh Life  and likes to spend as much time as possible with his wife and 2 daughters, preferably at Disneyland.

Learn more about Tim in  this interview with Central.

Molly Lafferty
Design Director at This Also

Molly is a product and motion designer based in New York City. As Design Director at This Also, she partners with clients to help shape the next generation of digital products. Molly has lead product vision and strategy for companies including Google and Xbox, and has extensive experience designing cross-platform television experiences including HBO GO.

Tobias Ahlin
Lead Experience Designer at Minecraft

Tobias is the Lead Experience Designer for Minecraft in Stockholm, Sweden. He also works as an Industry Leader and is a steering committee member at the digital business school Hyper Island, where he frequently lectures about design, front-end development, and data.

Prior to Mojang, Tobias was one of the first designers at Spotify, and was early on responsible for the UI design of all their apps. He later went on to work as a Product Designer and Developer at GitHub in San Francisco. 

​Cat Noone
Founder of Iris

Cat is a designer focused on building products that have large and positive impact. She is the founder and CEO of Iris, a Pretty Cool Mom in Tech™, Techstars mentor, startup advisor. In her spare time, you’ll find her working on side projects and eating cookies while reading a book.

Krijn Rijshouwer
Product Designer at Framer

Product Designer at Framer. The next generation design workspace, combining design with the power of code. Previously at Blendle.

Willow Mellbratt & Petter Karlsson
Play Designers at Toca Boca

Willow is a Senior Play Designer at Toca Boca with a passion for bringing play into the design process and always advocating the kid’s perspective. After a Masters in Experience Design, Konstfack, Sweden, she sought out how to explore design research and co-creation practices through working with IDEO, Penguin Books and Doberman. She has been working in the digital Industry since 2003 with a focus on children since 2011.

Petter is a Play Designer at Toca Boca with a deep interest in play and participatory culture. As a fond believer of the power of play he co-founded the company LajvVerkstaden which uses roleplaying pedagogic to teach at schools and organizations. He has also been producing the live-roleplaying conference Prolog as well as designing numerous larps played all around the world. Petter joined Toca Boca in 2015 and has since been a Play Designer working with the Toca Life Series.

Fredrik Öst
Creative Director and Founder of Snask

Snask is a Swedish brand, design, and film agency which ranks among the most sought-after in the world of international design of the past few years. Their work is revolutionary and their appearances cause ecstatic responses in the audience from Google HQ and Stanford University to the biggest creative festivals around the globe. Snask is loud, pink, and filled with confetti, champagne & love. Recently they got on the Top50-list of where creatives would kill to work among Nasa, New York Times and many others.

Tove Blomgren
Creative Director at Doberman

Tove Blomgren is the Creative Director in Stockholm for Doberman, an international experience design firm based in Stockholm and New York. She has more than 15 years experience working in digital design, with clients like SVT, Nintendo, SR and NYC Government.

Karri Saarinen
Design Lead at Airbnb

Karri Saarinen is a Finnish entrepreneur and technically minded designer who driving systematic thinking through design. He is currently leading the design systems work at Airbnb in San Francisco.

Prior to that, Karri designed and directed design at at bitcoin company Coinbase, co-founded Y Combinator backed social knowledge management company Kippt and tech education non-profit Rails Girls.

Sofie Björkgren-Näse
Lettering artist

Sofie is a freelance lettering artist based in Stockholm. She is the creative force and founder of Fia Lotta Jansson Design. She has been fascinated by letters and creating letterforms all her life and decided to dive head first into working as a professional lettering artist in 2012. The analog quality of creating letterings using pen and paper is something that Sofie highly values and enjoys. She is frequently hired for workshops as well as organizing her own. She loves inspiring others to create and draw letters. She has done work for H&M Foundation, Foodly, Personlig Almanacka and most recently Levi’s Nordic.

Carly Ayres
Partner at HAWRAF

Carly Ayres is a writer, creative director, and, most recently, a partner at HAWRAF, a freshly minted design studio based in New York. Born out of Google's Creative Lab, the studio focuses on creating compelling branding, marketing & communications that engage audiences in new ways. 

Kostya Gorskiy
Product Design Lead at Intercom

Kostya is the Product Design Lead at Intercom. Before joining Intercom he was the Design Director at Yandex, the biggest Russian internet company. 

Alexia Ohannessian
Director of international operations at Trello

Alexia is director of international operations at Trello, where she launched the product in 21 languages through an innovative crowdsourcing effort and now manages the international marketing and product efforts. She has previously helped numerous companies create expansion strategies for Brazil. Trello was recently acquired by Atlassian for 425M USD. Alexia has lived and worked in three different continents. She is originally from France and lives in Brazil.

Conference host: Unn Swanström
UX Designer at Doberman

UX Designer & appreciated speaker. IT Woman of the Year 2015. Making lovely Internet at Doberman. Organiser of meet-up Designers i Stockholm and previously The Code Pub.

A place for design & great experiences

Nordic.design will take place at Nobelberget, a new international venue for music, art and food – located just 10 minutes from the city centre.

Get inspired & learn

Nordic.design is a single track conference with 10 talks per day by internationally renowned speakers as well as rising stars.

Are you interested in speaking at Nordic.design? Or do you know someone that would give a really interesting talk? In both cases, don’t hesitate to send us a proposal or suggest a speaker.

500 designers

With over 500 designers and creatives descending to Stockholm for the event, and both structured and informal networking sessions provided, it’s a brilliant opportunity for you and your team to forge new professional contacts and make new friends.

Share stories & learn from like minded

Nordic.design is created by designers for designers. Our ambition is to inspire and to get inspired, to meet and learn from others and to bring our community closer together.

Let’s partner up!

An event like this could not happen without the support of sponsors and collaborators. Are you interested in being part of Nordic.design? We'd love to talk!

See you in September!

Nordic.design is a sister conference to Nordic.js and was founded in 2017 by Jonny Strömberg, Martina Elm and Johannes Edelstam.

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The Code of Conduct

We are dedicated in providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

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