Isak Åkerlund is a freelance designer & animator based in Stockholm, Sweden. His work includes product design, graphic design, art direction, illustration & animation.
The studio delivers projects from idea to finished product within the fields of design & animation. For enquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isak Åkerlund is a freelance designer & animator. His work include product design, graphic design, art direction, illustration & animation. The studio delivers projects from idea to finished product within the fields of design & animation. For enquiries, please contact: email@example.com.
Isak Åkerlund has a background as an in-house designer for the classic Swedish toybrand BRIO. During his years with BRIO he was the lead designer for several product assortments and marketing projects. He made a huge influence on BRIO's design direction and played a main role in building up a new in-house design department.
With "BRIO Network" in 2006 he moved the classic toy brand established 1884 into the computer-age with a collection of wooden toys set in a digital landscape. The assortment was awarded with the Right Start Awards "Best miniature World" & "Overall Best" in the U.K.
The "BRIO Metro" launched in 2011 was awarded with "Toy of the year" in Sweden, Germany & Finland. This marked a successful new design strategy for the classic wooden railway which re-established BRIO into the leading market position for this category.
Isak Åkerlund's graduation project from Central Saint Martins, the animated short film "The Art of Darkness", was made in collaboration with the National Gallery in London and received University of the Arts and Lowe & Partners NOVA Award for "Fresh creative talent".
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Isak Åkerlund / Design & Animation
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a: Bastugatan 45 / 118 25 Stockholm / Sweden
Post Graduate Diploma in Character Animation, Central Saint Martins. University of the Arts, London, U.K.
Bachelor of Art in Design, H D K, School of Design & Craft. Göteborg University, Sweden.
- Classic sketching, illustration & animation techniques.
- 3D-animation in Autodesk MAYA.
- Rhinoceros 3D-modeling.
- Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / Premiere / After Effects.
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The classic Swedish toy brand BRIO was founded in 1884. It has a rich and inspiring history. The design assignment was to communicate this to the consumers of today.
The handmade illustration of an old BRIO-train was extensively used in different printed media describing the history of the company. The graphic stamp and the wooden textures were implemented on packaging and on other marketing material for BRIO's classic range of toys.
Client: BRIO AB
Role: Illustration and art direction.