Hello. I'm Brian Bjerketvedt, a multidisciplinary designer & director based in Minneapolis.

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What I do

A good portion of my career has been spent in digital, but I'm a generalist by design. My approach is functional, reductuive and user-focused. Gaining insights through qualitative interviews has become an critical part of my process. In the end, I get excited about making the right thing to solve the right problem.

Digital
Experience

UX & UI
Prototyping & POC's
Design Sprints

Responsive Design Systems
In-Store Kiosks & POS
Storytelling & Concepts

Branding &
Design

Identity
Design Systems
Identity Guidelines
Concepts & Campaigns
Packaging
Art Direction

Strategy & Consultation

Qualitative Interviews
Research & Insights
Usability Testing
Site Design Audits

Partner Services

When working directly with clients, I can build and manage a team around specific client needs. This approach works well for clients that require broader services, but don't have budgets that support hiring a traditional agency.

Positioning
Naming
Voice & Tone
Copywriting

Web Development
SEO

Social Media
Illustration
Animation & Motion
Photo Styling
Photography & Video

Who hires me

Agencies & In-House Departments

I've got experience leading projects, teams or working closely with an existing team. My value comes in my ability to concept and execute at a high level across digital, brand and experience-driven channels. 

Start-Ups

Getting in on the ground floor to help shape a story or validate the viability of an idea is about as fun as it gets. I'll work at the appropriate speed and right level of fidelity based on where you are at and where you need to go.

Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

Small to medium sized businesses typically come to me when they are ready to show up in a new way. Maybe your communications don't properly express their real value, or you need to communicate more cohesively, or perhaps your identity system needs to be modernized. I'll work with stakeholders to define the problem design will help solve and move forward collaboratively.  

Product & Business Owners

I've helped product and business owners craft a compelling story to acquire funding. If you have a budget and need UX and visual design, I can get up to speed quickly and work with technology and marketing teams.

Have a project? Lets chat.

612 267 2712