CONTENT DRIVEN DESIGN,
ART DIRECTION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
TAILORED DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Working across the areas of concept development, creative direction, design and photography, Ansten Studio is a full-service practice. The studio takes on management of entire projects, or is hired as a consultancy in a specialist area.
The practice is based in Oslo, with clients in various parts of Norway and abroad. Ansten Studio has especially strong ties to London; both in terms of superb collaborators and a lovely co-working studio space in Shoreditch.
Ansten Studio was founded by Nina Ansten in 2007. Since then, the studio has established a network of talented collaborators; including editors, copywriters, developers, printers and illustrators—as well as fellow designers and photographers. If a project requires specialist skills or more capacity, trusted experts are brought to the team.
Ansten Studio has a holistic work method, creating effective design solutions across print and digital media—from visual identities, to wayfinding, exhibition design, books, publications and websites.
NINA ANSTEN is a designer, art director and photographer. She has experience working with clients ranging from art museums, publishers, educational- and cultural institutions, to commercial brands and companies. After graduating from Central St. Martins University of The Arts, London, she has worked with a variety of clients including: The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Equinor Art Programme, Blue Cross Norway, Hotel Continental, Gyldendal Publishing House, Vestfossen Art Centre, Thomas Tallis School London and the National Museum Oslo.
Ansten’s practice is grounded in concept generation and content driven design, providing effective, thoughtful and well-crafted design solutions. She believes in the combination of strong ideas, attention to details and good craftsmanship (on both traditional and digital surfaces). With a keen interest in typography, old printing methods—and the art of communication—she brings both tactility and clarity into the projects.
Ansten has a collaborative approach towards her clients. Especially within the arts- and cultural sector she has worked in interdisciplinary collaborations with highly esteemed artists and curators. (References upon request).
Link to: Interview with Nina Ansten, published in Grafill Magazine. Text by Christina Skreiberg. (Text in Norwegian)