We use our website as our own playground and sketchpad for webdevelopment. Some functionalities and designs might change when we will think it needs changing!

Parabol Studio is an Oslo-, Amsterdam- (and occasionally elsewhere) based graphic design studio founded by Sara Risvåg, Bjørnar Pedersen and Sepus Noordmans in 2020. The studio started after years of collaborating remotely through online media. We are a young studio, but with years of experience.

We operate within a wide bandwidth, from graphic design, printed matter and our own press to digital design, motion graphics, websites and more. Parabol extends with radio waves through a collaborative network of designers, illustrators, artists, architects, photographers and developers. Together we take on private and public commissions, both big and small, as well as self-initiated projects. All that is necessary to change the frequency of operation is to replace the feed antenna with one that works at the new frequency.

It is important for us to maintain a high-quality design focus and find collaborators that share this same passion. We like to work with a balance between clear communication, crisp typography and a bit of obstruction. We have an inquisitive approach to our projects, and prefer research-by-doing as our process. We build long-term relationships with clients and collaborators as a continuation of our work method.

Previous symbols of dedication such as heavy workloads and late nights are traded in for extra time with the tele-antenna. It is important for us to create a healthy work environment. For this reason we operate with 4 day work weeks and 6 hour workdays. We find that the extra space in our lives creates better energy at work <3

Studio Spotify playlist

Address

    OsloNO

  • Kolstadsgata 15b, 0652
  • AmsterdamNL

  • Burgemeester de Vlugtlaan 125 (#22), 1063BJ

Team

Internship

Unfortunately, we do not have internship positions available – but we are always open to receive and view your portfolio! We are interested in new designers that can bring fresh new ideas to Parabol Studio.

All that is necessary to change the frequency of operation is to replace the feed antenna with one that works at the new frequency. Some parabolic antennas transmit or receive at multiple frequencies by having several feed antennas mounted at the focal point, close together. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parabolic_antenna

Parabol Window

Our studio window functions as an open gallery space for our neighbourhood, and exhibitions are organized in our window on an irregular basis. We thank all our contributors; Karoline Bakken Lund, Veronica Bruce, Lina Knudsen, Stan d'Haene, Jan Khür, Julie Hrnčířová, Ada Ada Ada, Ezra Duzem, Jonas Ersland, Jonas Sætervik, and Mike Patterson. Thanks for showing your artwork in our window. We are in the process of building a specific area of this site dedicated to the Parabol Window and its contributors, stay tuned!

Upcoming: Herman Breda Enkerud (@herman_og_22_andre)

Teaching

We enjoy teaching when the opportunity occurs. We have been guest lecturers, provided workshops and been external sensors at institutions such as Kunsthøyskolen i Oslo (Oslo National Academy of Arts), Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo (The Oslo school og Architecture and Design) and Westerdals/Høyskolen i Kristiania.

Services

  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Exhibition Identities
  • Visual Identities
  • Webdevelopment
  • UI/UX Design
  • Editorial/Book Design
  • Consultancy

Selected Clients

  • Munchmuseet, Oslo
  • Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo
  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Fredrikstad
  • Nitja senter for samtidskunst, Lillestrøm
  • Senter for Keramisk Kunst, Ringebu
  • Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
  • Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
  • Oslo Architecture Triennale
  • Billytown, The Hague
  • Hold Norge Rent, Oslo
  • Balansekunst, Oslo
  • Insomnia Festival, Tromsø
  • Fin Serck-Hanssen
  • Anne Kranenborg
  • Fiona Tan
  • Jennie Bringaker
  • Bente Sætrang
  • Forbundet Frie Fotografer, Oslo
  • Fotogalleriet, Oslo
  • Fotobokfestival Oslo
  • Krater Festival, Ljubljana
  • Marthe Elise Stramrud
  • Cappelen Damm
  • Oslo Open
  • Carrie
  • Norwegian Crafts, Oslo
  • NuTroll Records
  • ooo&ñ
  • HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival, Oslo
  • Elisa Helland-Hansen
  • Nabolagshager, Oslo
  • Taktskifte, Oslo