Nicklas Haslestad is a graphic designer from Oslo, Norway. Merging Scandinavian aesthetics with the pragmatic and imaginary, he strives to weave strong conceptual ideas with solid design craft. Graduated from Westerdals SoC, where he now give lectures from time to time. Co-founder of brandpad.io. Exploring topics on design at Behind Brands. Currently Creative Director and Senior Designer at Scandinavian Design Group. studio@nicklashaslestad.com Instagram → @studionicklashaslestad

Awards & merits


  • Norwegian Delegate, Cannes Young Lions, 2021
  • Gold, Visuelt 2021, Fagbokforlaget's Yrkesfag
  • Gold, Visuelt 2021, Fremtind
  • Diploma, Visuelt 2021, Patent — From invention to trademark
  • Gold, European Design Awards 2021, Brand Norway
  • Silver, European Design Awards 2021, Fremtind Annual Report
  • Silver, European Design Awards 2021, Fremtind Infographics
  • Bronze, European Design Awards 2021, Fagbokforlaget's Yrkesfag
  • Merit Award, The One Show 2021, Fagbokforlaget's Yrkesfag
  • Shortlist, ADC 100th 2021, Fagbokforlaget's Yrkesfag
  • Shortlist, D&AD 2020, Brand Norway, Identity
  • Shortlist, D&AD 2020, Fremtind, Identity
  • 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


 

New web for brandpad.io — a digital brand guidelines system, on a mission to change the way we work with brands.

Featured: Branding Mob, Design Everywhere, Grafik Feed, Siteinspire, The Brand Identity

 

Massimo Says was created as a side project when researching on how we can use AI to improve Brandpad.io. Try it yourself at massimosays.com

Team: Lasse Mejlvang Tvedt, Nicklas Haslestad
Featured: It's Nice That, The Brand Identity

 

Identity, editorial design system, digital design and illustrations for Fagbokforlaget's Vocational education.

Team: Vetle Majgren Uthaug, Petter Tangen (Illustrations), Nicklas Haslestad

Featured: The Brand Identity

 

Identity for falafel shop JallaJalla.

Team: William Stormdal and Nicklas Haslestad

 

Easyweb is an agency that develops websites, online stores and apps.

Team: Adrian Wollum Hansen, Nicklas Haslestad

 

Cocktail menu extravaganza for Pier 42. ‘Contrasts’ is a cocktail program exploring contrasts between New York and Norway. Designed based on Pier 42’s overall prohibition era-inspired aesthetic, it features photography trying to capture the essence of each drink—instead of actually showing it.

Team: Sunniva Grolid, Kristoffer Hunstad (All images. Inside and out)

 

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

 

Annual report for Fremtind.

Team: Vetle Majgren Uthaug, Nicklas Haslestad
Photography: Marthe Thu
Documentation: Kristoffer Hunstad

 

Book for Protector — Norway's leading law firm on intellectual property.

Team: Vetle Majgren Uthaug, Petter Tangen, Nicklas Haslestad

 

Fremtind is the third largest insurance company in Norway.

Team: Bendik Ramm, Robin Mientjes, Nicklas Haslestad

 

Norwegian Innovation Clusters help businesses expand internationally.

Team: Adrian Sylejmani, Robin Mientjes, 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

 

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 (2017–20)

 

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

 

The book about everything.

Team: Sunniva Grolid, 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.

 

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