Design in Motion in the vernacular of technology, communication and storytelling.
Christian moved from Sweden to London aged 19 to pursue a creative career, studying Art Foundation & Moving Image Design (1st Hons) at Ravensbourne University. Upon graduating, he accepted a Designer position with the London based design agency and graphic design gallery; Kemistry. He self-initiated and directed the short film Gastrotypographicalassemblage which was 'Vimeo Staff Picked'.
Upon leaving Kemistry he assisted director Anthony Dickenson to gain further experience in directing and post-production. Shortly thereafter, Designer/Director Steve Qua introduced Christian to Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani (co-founder of Karmarama). A fruitful working relationship was forged, realising celebrated projects such as Pentagram's 40th jubilee film, The Forty Story; the nationwide U.K campaign I Give An X, featured in the Guardian and a branded programme series called Pentagram Design Stories. Many other projects have been put into motion for brands such as the Royal Academy, Tate Modern, London Design Festival at the V&A, Alexander McQueen, Design Museum, Aldo, WWF etc.
The tight-knit, collaborative spirit at Pentagram combined with Christian's keen eye for detail and dynamic skill-set resulted in him working with all the different Pentagram London partners and respective teams – spanning from graphic and industrial designers to architects, on various projects, campaigns, motion identities and pitches.
Marina Willer – Serpentine Motion Identity
Daniel Weil – Time Machines
Daniel Weil / Naresh R – Aldo Rise
Domenic Lippa – London Design Festival at the V&A –
Angus Hyland – The Purple Book –
Harry Pearce – 244 Years Young / All Our Blood
William Russell – Let's Fill This Town With Artists
John Rushworth – Great Western Railways / Ten Trinity Square
Alongside the stints at Pentagram London, Christian has also worked with innovative agencies such as R/GA on projects for Microsoft and Beats (now owned by Apple) – as well as directed a set of demo films for Samsung at Nexus Interactive. In 2015 he worked with the talented team at Art & Graft to realise a branded block promotion for BBC's India Season.
2015 - Film 'Time Machines' shot at the Design Museum
2015 - Featured on 'It's Nice That' with two projects
2014 - Directed and delivered the marketing film for a new premium, London club & hotel
2013 - Webby Nominee
Witness Youtube motion package
2012 - Vimeo Staff Pick
Director: The Forty Story
2010 - Vimeo Staff Pick
2010 - M_NUS Embed Artist
PressThe Forty Story
Dotmogo blog (Interview)
Short of the week
MINUS Embed #4
Richie Hawtin's Myspace
The Curious Brain
The Art of The Documentary Short
We and the Color
I Love Typography
Designed by Pentagram Stories
Packaging of The World
Net A Porter
Laurence King Publishing
Cancer Research UK
Art & Graft
Conran Design Group