Martine is a designer with a penchant for identity, typography and design systems. She believes in functional and refined craftmanship, built on intuitive and conceptual thinking.

In 2014 Martine graduated from Westerdals School of Communication with a BA in Graphic Design. She spent the following summer as a design intern at Snøhetta, and later joined Heydays as a full-time freelance designer in their studio.

She has previously worked at Uniform, and now works at ANTI, with a strong focus on brand identities and design systems.

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Identity for Norway's supreme arena for political debate

The parliament is our country's most important political arena - our legislative and granting authority, They were in need for an updated and comprehensive identity to appear uniform and clear across communication channels.

The identity conveys the role and mandate of Stortinget, a balance between state power and government, and it was decided that Stortinget should have its own coat of arms as a symbol – as Norway's two other state powers, court and government, have.

With the heraldic coat of arms as symbol, we balanced out other elements of the identity with humanistic character. The new identity has a modern and soft touch to it, to convey the role of living people.

The design elements is based on beautiful details from the building. This way we linked the brand and the building closer together. Patterns, colors and structures from the building are stylized, and used as supporting elements in the identity. By retrieving the history and details from the building, and shaping the elements in a powerful and modern visuality, we have created an identity that ties the past and the future together.

Implementing the identity to the web has been done in cooperation with Creuna