About

Jens Obel is an interaction designer with more than six years of professional experience in interface design, editorial design and creative communication.

Currently at Bakken & Bæck. Formerly at Railway, Geelmuyden Kiese and Dinamo.

 

My experience

I started as an editorial design apprentice at the Oslo agency Dinamo. Here, I quickly learnt to develop flexible design systems that serve the content and craft visual narratives that engage readers.

A year later I continued my apprenticeship at the new creative department of Scandinavia’s biggest PR agency Geelmuyden Kiese. Here I developed my understanding of strategic communication and storytelling while leading many of their digital and editorial projects.

After completing my apprenticeship, I rejoined the digital studio Railway, that I helped start in high school. Here I learned about developing digital products in a small team of strategists, designers and developers.

After learning on the job while leading design on projects for some of Norway’s biggest companies, I decided to enrol in a masters level program at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. Here I experimented with technology and learned about research methods, interaction design principles, team dynamics, and prototyping. I graduated with honours December 2017.