Hi! My name is Jacob, and I live and breathe design. I’m probably thinking about it while you’re reading this.

On this site I blog about thoughts on the design field, show you the stuff I make, and try to discuss both our business and our art. From time to time you will see glimpses into my alternate personality, the musician simply known as Lysgaard. I also maintain an online store, where you can find limited edition prints, magazines and other things I’ve been part of.

I’ve dedicated my professional life to finding the sweet spot between design and art, where I get to create things that speak directly to the recipient, while maintaining substance. Both my commissioned and my personal work reflect this, as in my view, any artwork is incomplete when it fails to communicate, as is any design that fails to engage.

Currently I am working as a branding and interaction designer at Sixty, as well as managing and creative directing the record label Nabovarsel and a bunch of other smaller projects. I also host the Nabovarsel Podcast, and make music under the moniker Lysgaard.

Feel free to get in touch! You can reach me at hei (at) jacoblysgaard.com.

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Accolades

Gold, Visuelt – small identity
2013

Featured “Young Gun”, Raff design week
2011

Met Stefan Sagmeister once. I was like, whatever.

Work experience

SixtyBranding & Interaction designer

2013–Current

IssuuGraphic designer
2011–2012

NabovarselHead of design
2009–Current

Education

BA in design,  Bergen academy of design and art
2009–2011

Bergen school of art
2006–2007

Sound design (FHS)
2004–2005