Nicklas Haslestad, graphic designer specializing in identity, editorial, strategy and digital design. Merging Scandinavian aesthetics with the pragmatic and imaginary, striving to weave strong conceptual ideas with solid design craft. Co-founder of brandpad.io. Currently designing with Scandinavian Design Group. studio@nicklashaslestad.com Instagram → @studionicklashaslestad

Awards & merits


  • Representative for Norway in Cannes Young Lions, 2021 (w/ William Stormdal)
  • Merit Award, ADC New York 2020, Fremtind, Identity
  • Merit Award, ADC New York 2020, Matstreif, Identity
  • Shortlist, European Design Awards 2020, Fremtind, Identity
  • Shortlist, European Design Awards 2020, Fremtind, Motion Graphics
  • Diploma, Visuelt 2020, Amerikalinjen, Identity
  • Diploma, Visuelt 2020, The Munch Museum, Movie
  • Diploma, Visuelt 2020, Matstreif, Movie, Identity
  • Diploma, Visuelt 2020, Fremtind, Movie, Identity
  • Diploma, Visuelt 2020, Vipps AS, Illustration system
  • Gold, Ahead Awards 2019, Amerikalinjen, Identity
  • Finalist, D&AD 2019, Slottsfjell, Identity
  • Silver, European Design Awards 2019, Amerikalinjen, Identity
  • Shortlist, European Design Awards 2019, Amerikalinjen, Website
  • Bronze, Gullblyanten 2019, Amerikalinjen, Identity
  • Diploma, Gullblyanten 2019, Slottsfjell, Identity
  • Gold, World Branding Awards, 2019
  • Nominee, Art Directors Club of Europe 2019, Amerikalinjen, Identity
  • Silver, European Design Awards 2018, Brandpad, Identity
  • Shortlist, European Design Awards 2018, Brandpad, Website
  • Diploma, Visuelt 2017, Aker Brygge, Campaign
  • Diploma, Visuelt 2017, UDI, Editorial
  • Gold, Adobe Nordic Creative Talent Award 2016
  • Diploma, Visuelt 2016, Editorial
  • Gold, Sol Invictus Competition 2015
  • Diploma, Visuelt 2015, BA 53, Identity
  • Honorable mention, HSMAI Awards 2015, Fursetgruppen, Identities and websites
  • Diploma, Visuelt 2013, Monkey Serif, Typography
  • Gold, 3M Nordic Art Competition 2012
  • Finalist, Adelaide Fringe Identity Selection 2011

Press


  • Creativity in Nordic Layout Design, Gaatii Publishing, 2020
  • Iconism: Modern Design of Icons and Pictograms, Sandu Publishing, 2020
  • Brand New: New Logo and Identity for Matstreif, 2020
  • Feature Article, The Brand Identity, 2020
  • Interview, The Brand Identity, 2020
  • Feature Article, The Brand Identity, 2020
  • Interview, Creative Boom, 2020
  • Feature Article, The Brand Identity, 2020
  • Type Scene: Type Design for Event Identity, Gaatii Publishing, 2020
  • Indie Type: Typefaces and Creative Font Application, Sandu Publishing, 2019
  • Feature Article, The Design Kids, 2019
  • Feature Article, Visual Journal, 2019
  • Feature Article, The Brand Identity, 2019
  • New Scandinavian Graphic Design, Sandu Publishing, 2018
  • Branding and Interior Design of Restaurants, Phoenix Publishing, 2017
  • E-Commerce Branding, SendPoints Publishing, 2017
  • Cap & Design, December issue, 2016
  • Interview in Novum Magazine with Sagmeister & Walsh, Mucho and BOB, 2016
  • Feature Article, Grafill - Norwegian Organisation for Visual Communication, 2016
  • Interview, A New Type of Imprint, Vol. 6, 2016
  • Interview, Computerworld, 2016
  • Eat & Stay: Restaurant Graphics & Interiors, Sandu Publishing, 2016
  • Dotted Visuals: Dots in Contemporary Graphic Design, SendPoints Publishing, 2016
  • Sign of Cafe and Restaurant, Design Media Publishing, 2016
  • Visual Harmony: Proportion in Graphic Design, SendPoints Publishing, 2016
  • Feature Article, A New Type of Imprint, 2016
  • Feature Article, AIGA New York, 2015
  • Designing Your Identity: Stationary Design, Sandu Publishing, 2015
  • Interview in Paredo Magazine, 2015
  • Alphabet Logo, Counter-Print Pulishing, 2015
  • Gastronomy by Design, Basheer Graphic Books, 2014
  • Feature Article, Kreativt Forum, 2012
 

Norwegian Innovation Clusters help businesses expand internationally.

Team: Adrian Sylejmani, Robin Mientjes, Nicklas Haslestad

 

Outtakes from «10 år med Woodland» (10th anniversary book). It was to be part of the Woodland art installation at Statens Kunstutstilling, Høstutstillingen, 2019.

 

Fremtind is the third largest insurance company in Norway.

Team: Bendik Ramm, Robin Mientjes, Nicklas Haslestad

 

Amerikalinjen is a boutique hotel in Oslo, Norway.

Team: Sunniva Grolid, Sindre Setran, Nicklas Haslestad
Featured: The Brand Identity, Visual Journal, Minimal Gallery, Grilli Type, Adobe, The Design Kids, The Branding Collective

 

Visual identity for Norway.

Team: Ida Andersen (2017–20), Bendik Ramm (2018–20), Madi Thompson (2018–19), Petter Tangen (2018–19), Robin Mientjes (2017–18), Nicklas Haslestad (2017–19)

 

The book about everything.

Team: Sunniva Grolid, Nicklas Haslestad

 

Founded in 1936, Skogstad® is an outdoor clothing company from the fjords of Western Norway.

Team: Vetle Majgren Uthaug, Nicklas Haslestad

 

Identity for Matstreif – Norway's largest food festival.

Team: Vetle Majgren Uthaug, James Martin, Robin Mientjes, Nicklas Haslestad
Featured: The Brand Identity, Creative Boom

 

Brandpad is a software for creation, management and distribution of brand guidelines. Sign up for free at brandpad.io.

Team: brandpad.io
Featured: It's Nice That, Brand New, AIGA Eye On Design, The Brand Identity, Adobe

 

Atelier is an app that let's you discover and buy art from artists. Download for free in App Store.

Team: New York Digital Labs, Nicklas Haslestad
Featured: D2, Adobe

 

A film for the staff at the (new) Munch Museum.

Team: Bendik Ramm and Nicklas Haslestad

 

Mike Kelley is an architectural photographer based in LA.

 

Encyclopedia to Norwegian immigration services for UDI (Norwegian Directorate of Immigration).

 

Conversations on Creativity and the Spectacle of Sports. Guest designer for Chapter 2.

 

BA 53 is a restaurant located in Oslo's pride building Bygdøy Allé 53.

Team: Anders Gottlieb-Nygaard, Nicklas Haslestad

 

Slotsfjell is one of Norway's most legendary and longest-running music festival.

Team: Even Suseg, Sunniva Grolid, Vetle Berre, Sindre Setran, Nicklas Haslestad