Isak Åkerlund - design & animation

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: isak@akerlund.com.

Profile

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: isak@akerlund.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".

Credits

Site design and development by Slivka.

Contact

Isak Åkerlund / Design & Animation
e: isak@akerlund.com
m: + 46 (0)70 - 56 11 448 
a: Bastugatan 45 / 118 25 Stockholm / Sweden

Design Education

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.

Design Tools

- Classic sketching, illustration & animation techniques.
- 3D-animation in Autodesk MAYA.
- Rhinoceros 3D-modeling.
- Adobe Creative SuitePhotoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / Premiere / After Effects.

Legal

Copyright © 2015 Isak Åkerlund. All rights reserved.

Images from BRIO projects are Copyright © material of BRIO AB and used with kind permission.

More legal information here.

All material on these pages, including without limitation text, logos, icons, photographs and all other artwork, is copyright material of the client for each project and/or Isak Åkerlund, unless otherwise stated.

Use may be made of these webpages/images for non-commercial purposes without permission from the copyright holder.

Commercial use of this material may only be made with the expressed prior, written permission of the copyright owner (client) and Isak Åkerlund.

BRIO Network

"The Networkers are an ancient order of small wooden beings. They run our computers and technical equipment. Very few humans know about them..."

The BRIO Network launch moved the classic Swedish toy brand into the computer-age with a range of wooden toys, characters and digital applications.

Client:  BRIO AB
Year:    2005 - 2007
Role:    Lead Design, character design, concept creation and development.

Credits: Graphic Design in collaboration with Andreas Johansson. Product design generation 1.5 & 2.0 in collaboration with Milan Kosovic.

Frames from Animation based on BRIO Network concept and characters. Produced by TreVänner & FilmTecknarna. Directed by Boris Nawratil.

Isak Åkerlund / Design & Animation
e: isak@akerlund.com
m: + 46 (0)70 - 56 11 448 
a: Bastugatan 45 / 118 25 Stockholm / Sweden

Copyright © 2015 Isak Åkerlund. All rights reserved.

Images from BRIO projects are Copyright © material of BRIO AB and used with kind permission.

More legal information here.