BENDIK LILLEMOEN SKAALERUD is a designer based in Oslo, Norway. He graduated with a BA in graphic design from Westerdals (Kristiania University College) in 2021 and is currently working as a designer at DAYTWO. Bendik is a curious designer inspired to join the two worlds of code and design to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
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GENERATIVE PROGRAMS IN THE CONTEXT OF DESIGN (BA)
"Generative programs in the context of design" is my BA when graduating Westerdals. It's an exploration of generative programs and how they can be used to create designs in various fields, ranging from type design to architecture. The three programs are coded in processing and builds on eachother in each itearation. Blender was used to visualize the output of two of the iterations. The project in it's entirety can be viewed here (Norwegian).
BISLETT TRACK TOOLS
Bislett Track Tools is a web based tool box for runners that train at passion project. Running intervals on the 546m long indoor track at Bislett Stadium has often proved to involve complicated mental maths. To make my own planning a bit easier I’ve previously created myself a set of basic tools. The functionality was decent, but the design was nothing to be proud of. Long overdue, bislett.run has finally been updated with a new design, along with some added functionality. Now all that’s left is actually going running…
OFFSHORE RACING CONGRESS
ORC is the only offshore sail boat racing rating system that is solely based on science, a complex system with a large amount of information. With completely different categories of people visiting the page for completely different information, a big part of the project was organizing and simplifying the content and user journeys, easing the certificate application process, simplifying the rules overview and organizing the race calender among other improvements. Along with the new web design we also updated their identity to a modern standard.
Made during Spring 2022 at DAYTWO. We were approached by Kongsberg Business Chamber to develop the identity, brand platform and web solution for a new event in Kongsberg. This new successor to what had beed called Kongsbergdagene, had an ambition of becoming Kongsberg’s answer to Arendalsuka – but with a main focus on technology and how integral it is in finding the solutions to world problems – in society, business and education.
AURLIEN VORDAHL & CO
Aurlien Vordahl & Co, more widely known as 'AVCO', is an Oslo based law firm with a broad area of expertise. With the task being an updated identity and new web design we set out to iterate on their previous identity, while still bringing a new fresh breath of air. The result is a modern and professional identity and clean web design, including a new custom logo type. The total package evoking a sense of collaboration and interplay along conjoined with movement and flow, all neatly packaged into a clean and modern visual identity.
Databr.us is a DAYTWO side project, presenting data from our ongoing testing of energy drinks. Using code sourced from Stack Overflow we connected our Google Sheet spreadsheet to another spreadsheet, cosplaying as a CMS, and parsed the data into the elements on the website using Papa Parse and Vue.js, both technologies I still don't know how works, but somehow still works in our production setting.
RUDE TYPE COLLECTION
With more and more digital, and even analog, artists rushing to get their piece of the NFT cake, digital artist Trym Ruud needed something of his own to diversify himself and his Rude Boy's project from other less serious actors. To do this he approached DAYTWO, and more specifically me and Steffen Silseth. By aligning with his existing visual language of 3D modelled boxed toys, we created a set of typefaces aimed at capturing Trym’s visions and the life he has given his toys in their raw, but polished, nature.
IF wanted to create a tool to help people through the entire process of buying used cars. From find the right car to calculating the actual costs involved. For the UX and UI Design, IF turned to DayTwo. I was involved in the 'Functions' part of the service, cataloging and presenting the different measurements, specifications and equipment found on the used cars. To help guide customers through all the details of the car and explain what the different categories actually means, I created a set of simple illustrations, based in IF's existing icon library.
When Form Follows Function
During my stuides at Westerdals we were tasked with creating a magazine. The content and theme of the magazine we could choose ourselves. I choose to focus on the typography seen in and around various subway systems around the world. Having frequently traveled with the Oslo Metro to and from school, regularly passing the station of Østhorn, sporting a very distinct 'Ø' in the in-train led matrix screen, I set out to create my own interpretation of the typeface displaying the stations of Oslo. To reflect the changing colors of metro lines, I decided on printing the magazine in various riso colors, each article getting a assigned their own unique color.