The 2019 DOGA Award Jury
Jan Erik Rossow is head of the DOGA Honorary Award Jury.
Jan Erik holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Edinburgh College of Art and a Master’s from the Aarhus School of Architecture. He worked as a freelance architect in France before relocating to Norway. He is one of the founding partners of the break-out urbanism collective Vill Urbanisme.
Sissel works at the Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi), where she is responsible for innovation projects in the public sector, both on the national and municipal levels. Her areas of responsibility are closely affiliated with management, innovative procurement and digitisation. One of her primary focal areas is the agency's 'Stimulation Programme for Innovation and Service Design', in which Difi collaborates with DOGA to encourage government organisations to use innovative methods and tools in their restructuring efforts.
Jan Christian Vestre is the jury representative from the corporate sector
He is the thid generation CEO of family run Vestre – a leading manufacturer of furniture for towns, parks and outdoor public spaces. Jan Christian has a law degree from the university of Oslo, and has a background from national politics.
Eva Widenoja is Head of the DOGA Award Jury.
After studying design in Oslo and Helsinki, Eva startet her own design studio, Widenoja Design AS, in 1993. Working with steel, energy, construction and environment, she has developed a multi-diciplinary expertise in design, architecture and landscape. Eva is currently developing high tension towers and power stations for for Statnett SF, BKK Nett AS and NVE.
Behnam Farazollahi is the head of the jury for the DOGA Award for Newcomers.
He is managing director of Neue Design Studio, and enjoys working in the intersection between strategy and creativity. He is former Strategic Lead of ANTI where he worked with national and international clients such as Telenor, DNB, and Pernod-Ricard. Behnam has worked on developing brands such as Vipps and Telenor Yng, and was one of the founding partners of independent music magazine ENO.
Tom Morgan is Executive Creative Strategy Director & Partner at ANTI Bergen & Trondheim. As a creative strategist, Tom supports clients to make sense of 'who they are' and 'why they matter to others'. Forming smart concepts and organisational innovation focused on business objectives.
Tom descibes his job as "to grow ideas, define contexts, discover patterns, and observe behaviors and trends; delivering creative approaches to the little and big challenges of today and tomorrow – flipping them into opportunities."
Anders Berg is trained as a carpenter, and holds a Master's degree from Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
For many years, Berg has worked together with Steinar Hindenes and Petter Knudsen (Knudsen Berg Hindenes), today known as Berg & Hindenes. The design studio mainly works with furniture, product and interior design, but is also involved in a range of project-based initiatives.
Berg has worked with a long list of manufacturers, including Fora Form (NO), ISKU (FI), Say O (DK), EFG (SE), Offecct (SE), DK3 (DK), og SOURSE International (US).
Anita Steinstad works as service designer and design strategist in Netlife's Bergen office. Her background is from branding, and she has worked for clients such as Helsedirektoratet (113), Miljødirektoratet, TV 2 and SR-Bank. Through collecting and analysing user insight – Anita helps clients discover new user-centered design solutions and business models.
Anita is an experienced design thinker, trained from Design Thinking: Strategic Design for Innovation – a collaborative cross-disciplinary program focused on teaching design thinking through practice.
Bjørn Gunnar Staal is experimental designer, developer and partner of Void – a creative studio working in the cross-section of design, architecture and technology. Bjørn Gunnar has previously been part of the prestigious ADC Awards hosted by The One Club for Creativity.
Bjørn Viggo earned his degree at the Norwegian National Academy of Crafts and Art Industry in Oslo and has been a partner and designer at Tank Design in Tromsø since 1999. He boasts many years of experience in the development of visual identities and packaging design and several of his projects have won major design awards, both nationally and internationally.
Grete Skogmo Haugland works as Senior Interior Architect at Rambøll. She holds a Master's degree in Furniture and Spatial Design/Interior Architecture from Bergen Academy of Art and Design from 2006.
Grete has worked on and managed projects designing workplaces, schools, kindergartens, health facilities, shopping centers and shops. Clients include Equinor, the Municipality of Bergen and Regjeringskvartalet.
Carl-Andreas Berg Aspelund is an interior architect working at Snøhetta where he has been involved in projects with clients such as Museum of Cultural History, Henie Onstad Art Center, A/D/O by MINI and IKEA.
Carl-Andreas is trained from Westerdals ACT, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milano and Royal College of Art in London. He is particularly interested in how design and architecture can meet the technological, societal and environmental challenges we are facing.
Ellinor Aas is a Landscape Architect at Bjørbekk & Lindheim, trained from NMBU and AHO. Her experience includes working for the Oslo City Council, LINK Landscape, and as a writer on landscape architecture for Arkitektnytt.
Erika Barbieri is the co-founder and creative director of OlssønBarbieri established in Oslo in 2005. With a degree in product and communication design from ISIA in her hometown Florence, Erika specialises in packaging, identity design and branding for the premium retail market. Erika has won several awards including D&AD, Pentawards, The Dieline Awards, European Design Awards and Visuelt. Her work has been widely published in international books, amongst others Taschen and Gestalten, magazines and blogs. Erika lives in Oslo together with her partner and colleague Henrik Olssøn.
Esbjörn Kjell is an architect and landscape architect at Dark. His education background includes Japanese, Spanish, linguistics, history, human ecology, architecture, and finally landscape architecture which led on to a Master's degree in 2007.
In 2008, Esbjörn joined Selberg arkitektkontor in Oslo, where he designed buildings, care homes, schools and sports centers. He soon moved on to manage projects and planning processes.
Throught his cross-disciplinary background, Esbjörn has gained broad experience within architecture. Before Esbjörn joined Dark in 2018, he worked at tegn_3 as head of department.
Ingjerd Jevnaker Straand has more than 10 years of experience working as a Service Designer at Making Waves and CGI. She currently works as Studio Manages for Halogen's Stavanger office.
Ingjerd is educated from Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship, and holds a Master's degree in Innovation and Management. She has broad experience from managing service design and design research projects.
Jan Kristian works interdisciplinary with design, with a focus on service design in combination with interaction and product design. He works to create a more user-oriented and innovation-driven focus in both the public and private sectors. Jan Kristian is an industrial designer from HiOA, HDK in Gothenburg and Aarhus School of Architecture, with a master from AHO. He has experience from various companies and design agencies and is now running the company, Draum Design.
Jeanette is an Interior Architect and member of the National Association of Norwegian Architects with expertise in office and commercial design. She has more than 16 years of experience from both the public and private sector at Rambøl, Kristiansen & Bernhardt Arkitektur Interiør Plan AS, AS Scenario Interiørarkitekter and Evenden Architecture & Design. She recently started her own interior design studio, NiARK.
Julie Sjøwall Oftedal is partner and Strategic Director of A-lab arkitekter. She has been part of making A-lab into one of the leading architecture studios in Norway. Julie is educated from Oslo School of Architecture and Design, University of Oslo, and BI Norwegian Business School.
Julie is patricuarly invested in urban life and has founded the annual conference Bakkekontakt and several research and development projects such as Hengende Hager (Hanging Gardens). Julie is also an author and editor of a number of books and publications on architecture, landscape and the connection between visual culture and society.
Lina Aker is an enthusiastic designer with a Master's degree in Industrial Design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Boasting more than 15 years of experience from product development and team management, Lina has a holistic approach to innovation, branding and design. Today, Lina works at Bergans developing backpacks, tents and sleepingbags.
Linda Skarpås is Senior Graphic Designer and partner at StudioGeist. Linda is a multidisciplinary designer with a passion for branding, print and editorial. After 14 years of experience working closely with a wide range of clients, Linda is currently working with design projects for clients such as Gyldendal, Oslo Bymuseum and Utdanningsforbundet, mostly within branding, packaging, editorial and exhibition design.
Lisa Diedrich studied architecture and urbanism in Paris, Marseille and Stuttgart, science journalism in Berlin, and landscape architecture at the University of Copenhagen, where she received her doctoral degree.
Lisa currently works as a professor of landscape architecture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp/Malmö, directing the research platform SLU Urban Futures. She is also editor-in-chief of the book series Landscape Architecture Europe (Fieldwork/On Site/In Touch/On The Move/Care Create Act) and as co-editor-in-chief, with Harry Harsema, of ’scape the international magazine for landscape architecture and urbanism.
Maria Sætre is design lead at Making Waves where she currently workes on developing the Oslo public transport system. Maria has more than 23 years of experience from the Norwegian design industry, and is experienced in disciplines such as visual identity, echibition design, wayfinding, packaging and editorial design.
In 2002, Maria was part of founding the award-winning design sudio Commando Group where she held the position as creative director until 2017.
Peder Torget has always questioned why the world around us is the way it is. His curiosity around what products and services do for and to us has led him to explore the breadth of the designer's toolbox. From designing e-bikes, and to navigation systems for offshore vessels, to examining the interaction between humans and salmon, and finally to designing the experience of digital news for readers of Norway's largest newspaper.
After receiving his Master's degree from Oslo School of Architecture and Design and attending the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship in San Francisco, Peder currently leads the UX department at VG.
Per Finne has been running his own design studio from Voss in Western Norway since 2002. Before that, he worked as Associate Professor of Product Design at NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Per works on a broad spectrum of projects, with a main focus on sports equipment and interior products. His designs have received the Award for Design Excellence (now DOGA Award for Design and Architecture) seven times.
Per Åge Bergquist Sivertsen is an experienced fashion designer, now holding the position as headmaster at SoFI School of Fashion Industry. Per Åge has worked as a designer for the past 17 years for Norwegian fashion brands such as ByTimo and Riccovero. He was also one of the founding partners of sustainable fashion brand FIN Oslo.
Per Åge holds a Master's degree in Womenswear from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. His design has been exhibited at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, and a number of his dresses have been included in the collection of Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Phuong Helen Nguyen is a service designer educated from Aalborg University Copenhagen. She has worked on promoting local ice cream, strengthening care of lonely people, and exaggerated use of confetti. Phuong works as a Senior Service Designer at Laerdal Medical where she currently helps people save lives through playing with a doll – she never would have thought that was possible.
Siri Findal is Creative Director at Since, a high-end Norwegian shoe design concept focused on quality, comfort and look. Siri is trained as fashion designer from Central Saint Martins in London and the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in Oslo.
Siri has many years of experience from the Norwegian fashion industry, working as a designer and buyer for Bik Bok and the Varner Group. Her aim is to create products that sparks good experiences with the user, and think creatively around campaigns and concepts, always considering sustainability through the whole process.
Located in Oslo since 2011, Sverre Uhnger specialises in furniture and product design. He focuses on creating products that feel natural to the user and where the inherent qualities of the materials and the production techniques is emphasised. Sverre is trained craftsman and educated designer from both Bergen National Academy of Art and Design (NO) and Aalto University (FI).
The studio does consultant work for both private and commercial clients. Being one of the founding members of Klubben Sverre works actively with exhibitions, curating and consulting in Norway and internationally.
Sissel Falch is partner and Senior Designer at Haltenbanken. She graduated from Danish School of Media and Journalism in 2008, and later went on to study Design Thinking: Strategic Design for Innovation – a practical cross-disciplinary programme between Norwegian School of Economics, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and the University of Bergen.
Sissel has 11 years of experience from the industry and has worked with big national and international clients. She spends her days working on brand strategies, experiences and design thinking – always with the user at the center.
With a Mastre's degree in Spatial and Furniture Design from Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Stine Aas creates products and furniture that blend character and simplicity. Her work is inspired by the everyday interactions between people and the objects around them, and she typically combines the visual, the tactile and the functional in her design. Working from Bergen, Aas has exhibited internationally in Stockholm, Helsinki, London, Milan, New York and Los Angeles.
Taral Jansen works as a Designer for Norwegian Promotion Group, and has four years of experience from K8 Industrial Design. Taral received his Master's from Oslo School of Architecture and Design in 2015, and was awarded the Young Talent Award (now The DOGA-Award for Newcomers) in 2013.
Tone Berge is an architect trained from Bergen School of Architecture. She is one of the founding partners of Norwegian-Finnish architecture studio Kaleidoscope Nordic. Kaleidoscope was founded as a result of winning the world's largest competition for young urban and architectural design professionals (under the age of 40), Europan, in 2013.
For the ongoing Europan 15, Kaleidoscope was chosen to manage the Norwegian secretariat.