CONTENT DRIVEN DESIGN,
ART DIRECTION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
TAILORED DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Ansten Studio is a communication agency working across concept development, content production, design and photography. The practice has a holistic work method, creating effective design solutions in print and digital media—from visual identities to exhibition design, products, books, publications and websites.
The practice is based in Oslo, with clients in various parts of Norway and abroad. The studio has 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.
Link to: Interview with Nina Ansten, published in Grafill Magazine. Text by Christina Skreiberg. (Text in Norwegian)
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, The Munch Museum and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway.
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).
From idea to finished project:
Nina Ansten and her team will follow your project in all steps of the process. From research and idea development to execution and production, making sure nothing falls through the cracks.
With a passion for traditional crafts like printing and bookbinding, Nina Ansten has established long term working relationships with some of the best talents in the field. Our goal is to collaborate with local craftsmen wherever the project is based. Saving the environment from those extra miles, and supporting local craftsmanship.
With inspiration and information as guiding principals, Nina Ansten has run and participated in development of various workshops, and held talks on design related subjects. Please get in touch if you have a workshop or other educational projects you would like to discuss.