NNON is a Nordic conceptual design company. When we’re not having saunas and swatting each other with birch twigs, we’re busy creating solutions in branding, industrial and graphic design, strategy and internationalisation.
NNON is the brainchild of Karsten, which he developed together with his network of creative people. He discovered that his desire to create meaningful things – driven by his passion for travel and business – could result in something amazing and fun. With each bringing something to the table, Karsten and his team got to work and got busy with their life design, their new beginnings. They are the founding members of NNON.
Karsten Nielsen, MBA Strategic Leadership – CEO & Creative Director
The original nomad of the bunch. With NNON, Karsten realised his dream of creating a company that combines his passion for business, travel and adventure. Through his achievements in sales and export management with international companies, Karsten has successfully opened up new markets on three different continents. Even when he’s not working, this nomad can’t stand still. You’ll most likely find Karsten cycling through the open terrain of the Danish countryside wearing the biggest smile.
Karsten’s key areas are: industrial design, design concepts, innovation, business development, export, internationalisation and strategy.
Jonas Gaarde, cand. arch. in Architecture and Industrial Design – Creative Director
This award-winning nomad is a walking creative Swiss Army knife who can turn his hand to any design challenge. In fact, Jonas has helped design hundreds of products such as: electronic communication and entertainment devices, lamps, clocks, jewellery, kitchenware, furniture, scenography and wind turbines. When this razor-sharp creative isn’t sketching or making 3D models, you’ll find him in his home cinema totally absorbed in one of the classics from his vast collection of sci-fi movies. His favourite? Blade Runner.
Or you’ll find him in the kitchen posting images of his meticulous knife skills on Facebook. Where us mere mortals use cheese graters for convenience, Jonas transforms carrots into orange mountains of teeny-weeny cubes. Impressive – but also a little bit scary.
Jonas’ key areas are: product design and concept development.
Betina Nielsen, MBA Strategic Leadership – Chief Marketing Officer
This nomad is NNON’s chief message maker. Many companies have benefited from Betina’s expertise and down-to-earth approach. She is the ultimate project manager, ensuring expectations – and not budgets – are exceeded. With an MBA in Strategic Leadership, this nomad has the brains to match her brawn: Betina’s been known to conduct meetings effortlessly while taking on a quick 10km run.
Betina’s key areas are: branding, marketing, process and strategy.
Gitte Nielsen – Social Media Expert
This nomad sure knows the ABCs of SEO. As the community manager for ‘NNON’s Nomads’, Gitte puts the ‘social’ in NNON’s social media platform where everybody can contribute and exchange ideas and inspiration on Scandinavian design.
Gitte’s key areas are: communication, online/social media and SEO.
Rikke Boe – External Graphic Designer www.rikkeboe.dk
The nomad who draws new lines in the sand. Through her clean, simple and unique designs, Rikke manages to create a harmonious visual expression, which has become her signature style. Rikke develops a wide range of graphic solutions for international companies, big and small, that are eager to move into the realm of Scandinavian design.
Rikke’s key areas are: visual communication, graphic design and creative direction.
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The NNON tribe
The team at NNON is a multi-talented blend of nomads with many years’ experience of creating customised conceptual design solutions in a strong Scandinavian form language. We are graphic designers, industrial designers, engineers, social media experts, strategic communications specialists, copywriters and photographers.
NNON’s core team also works with a tribe of talented Scandinavian-based professionals who are excellent at delivering creative solutions for international companies.
NNON was founded in 2011 and is owned by Karsten Nielsen.