Simon Riisnæs Dagfinrud
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Simon Riisnæs Dagfinrud

Designer-developer in Amsterdam, he/him

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19 days ago

About

Computational design, generative art, identities, frontend tech. Interested in language: spoken, written, digital, coded, visual.

Currently freelancing / running noko.

Contact

Website
Instagram
Mastodon
Are.na

Teams

Current
noko

Projects

Ongoing
Identity + Website for a Street Dance Non-Profit at noko
Ongoing
Website for a Designer & Lettering Artist at noko
Ongoing
Website for a Content Strategist at noko
2024

Work for this year's Bygdepride festival (May 4th–11th). While focusing on diversity, this year's identity refresh also elaborates on Bygdepride's current position as a pathmaker and facilitator of new perspectives in rural Norway.

2023

Website development for House Captain, a London-based creative studio that fuses cultural insight, strategy and storytelling.

2023

Simple and ultra lightweight website for Sunrise Daily Goods—a lifestyle tech startup with a global mission to make healthy and sustainable living the new normal.

2023

This year's posters feature quotes from Olav H. Hauge’s incredible poem «Det er den draumen» (’It Is That Dream’)—blending elements of Pride, ambitions and positivity—from the perspective of «Bygda» itself.

2023

Social media profile for Bygdepride—featuring some simple typography in motion, playing on its mantra that love is love is love is love (is love is love!) 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

2023

Ultra lightweight, super simple, featuring a custom interaction experiment and controls.

2022

My new portfolio! Focusing on computational design.

2022

Suite of components and tools to build Wallpapers (interactive ads) for WeTransfer on iOS. Built using web technologies.

2022

The 2022 edition of the Ideas Report, focusing on the sacrifices creatives make to get the dream job.

2022

Super lightweight nuggets of interactive data that are adaptable to all kinds of contexts. With Merknad.

2022

Movement and pride festival. Helping out with a bit of everything. Creating the brand, website, social assets, merch, print, etc. Most fun project ever. #kjærleik 🏳️‍🌈

2022
The Macallan: "In Collaboration With" at WeTransfer

Series of interactive brand stories with The Macallan and collaborators David Carson, Andrew Davidson and Mogwai.

2021

Facilitating the creation of a code of ethics for designers.

2021

Experiments in interactive/generative art.

2021

Development of wallpapers (interactive ads) for clients including Adobe, Apple, Adidas, Netflix, Gucci, Mailchimp, Shutterstock, and more.

2020

Empowering Norwegian media to crack difficult cases using data journalism.

2019

Defining design principles, forming a shared internal language, and building a Vue.js component library for it.

Side Projects

2024

Computational poster series.

2024

Computational poster series.

2023

Computational poster series.

2023

Computational poster series. Now with dynamically generated displacement maps for some simple typography 💥

2023

Computational poster series. Now with some video-based motion too :—)

2023

🔵🟢🔴 a first real batch of sweaters, fresh off the heat press

2023

Some more weekend experiments – now featuring a heat press ✌🏻

2023

Computational poster series.

2023

Computational poster series. This time with live touch interaction.

2023

the first vol. of NokoSports© SuperSweaters as part of the non-existent noko summer collection

2023

noko's open for business! Made some weird posters using a weird custom type tool to celebrate.

2023

what does an identity consist of? Noko© Digital™ Versatile Design® is a teeny-tiny interactive experiment-and-example of color, motion, pop culture, and branding.

2023

✷ curated graphic feed — using a pen plotter and textile markers to test t-shirt ideas for Forma.

2023

✷ curated graphic feed — an inspiration bot for Mastodon.

2022

A little summary of experiments made in 2022, along with some thoughts.

2022

Computational poster series.

2022

Computational poster series.

2022

Computational posters series.

2020

A little plugin to (more) easily add page numbers to frames in Figma.

Work Experience

2020 — Now
Amsterdam

Studio focusing on language and culture.

2023 — Now
Amsterdam

Freelancing alongside running noko.

2020 — Now
Amsterdam / Volda
2021 — 2023
Amsterdam

I've taken on a wide range of roles at WeTransfer:

Building immersive mini-sites like The Ideas Report, creating a full development suite for interactive ads on iOS, designing computationally led brand campaigns, or even designing complete software from scratch—all seen by hundreds of millions of users!

2020 — 2021
Oslo / Amsterdam

UserTesting acquired Teston in March 2020.

2016 — 2017
Oslo / Ørsta

(Now Visma Digital Marketing)

2014 — 2016
2012 — 2014
Web designer at Freelance
Ørsta, Norway

Volunteering

2018 — Now
Designer/developer at Bygdepride
Ørsta, Norway

Speaking

2024
Computational design at WeTransfer
Amsterdam

Guest talk

2024
Amsterdam

For the Communication and Multimedia Design students 💥

2024
Amsterdam

For the Frontend Design and Development students 💥

Features

2024

✨ mumbled and ranted about design and going solo a few months back!

2023

Staff pick 🫶🏻