Hi, I'm Morten. I'm a Danish, independent freelance Creative Director and

Designer, based in New York. Previously a Creative Director for a decade

at Hello Monday, an award-winning, global Danish design studio. I bring

more than 15+ year of experience creating compelling and story-driven

experiences that captivate audiences through meticulous design and

strategic execution.

Hi, I'm Morten. I'm a Danish, independent freelance Creative Director and

Designer, based in New York. Previously a Creative Director for a decade

at Hello Monday, an award-winning, global Danish design studio. I bring

more than 15+ year of experience creating compelling and story-driven

experiences that captivate audiences through meticulous design and

strategic execution.

Hi, I'm Morten. I'm a Danish, independent freelance Creative Director andDesigner, based in New York. Previously a Creative Director for a decadeat Hello Monday, an award-winning, global Danish design studio. I bring more than 15+ year of experience creating compelling and story-drivenexperiences that captivate audiences through meticulous design and strategic execution.

Hands-on. Thoughtful. Story-led. Whether I’m leading an international team to produce design digital experience for a Fortune 500 that will reach millions, trekking through the Congo to interview park rangers and inject their pride into a compelling website design, or creating a dating platform that would allow people globally to embrace all forms of love and connection, I bring these traits into everything I do.

I believe in creating beautiful and meaningful experiences that evoke human emotion, serve a greater purpose, and lead to positive action toward our fellow humans and planet.
I would love to connect with like-minded people and organizations to leverage today's technology with smart design to take on the biggest challenges of our ever-changing, modern world.
Hands-on. Thoughtful. Story-led. Whether I’m leading an international team to produce design digital experience for a Fortune 500 that will reach millions, trekking through the Congo to interview park rangers and inject their pride into a compelling website design, or creating a dating platform that would allow people globally to embrace all forms of love and connection, I bring these traits into everything I do.

I believe in creating beautiful and meaningful experiences that evoke human emotion, serve a greater purpose, and lead to positive action toward our fellow humans and planet.
I would love to connect with like-minded people and organizations to leverage today's technology with smart design to take on the biggest challenges of our ever-changing, modern world.
Hands-on. Thoughtful. Story-led. Whether I’m leading an international team to produce design digital experience for a Fortune 500 that will reach millions, trekking through the Congo to interview park rangers and inject their pride into a compelling website design, or creating a dating platform that would allow people globally to embrace all forms of love and connection, I bring these traits into everything I do.

I believe in creating beautiful and meaningful experiences that evoke human emotion, serve a greater purpose, and lead to positive action toward our fellow humans and planet.
I would love to connect with like-minded people and organizations to leverage today's technology with smart design to take on the biggest challenges of our ever-changing, modern world.

2024 — Present

New York

Group of Humans

Creative

2023 — Present

New York

Google Creative Labs

Creative, Contract

2017 — 2023

New York

Hello Monday

Creative Director

2014 — 2017

New York

Hello Monday

Sr. Art Director

2012 — 2014

New York

Vertic

Sr. Art Director

2010 — 2012

Copenhagen

Plant

Art Director

Services

I have over 15 years of experience crafting and telling stories through digital products and experiences. Below are some of the services I can provide on that journey.

Creative Direction
Art Direction

Concept Development
Digital Design (UI)
User Experience (UX)
Prototyping
Design Systems
Photography
Framer

Approach & Principles

Each engagement is unique; however, I’ve found five key principles that guide my work:

P.01

This is a partnership. We align on our goals, expectations, and communication cadences from the beginning, and work hand-in-hand along the way. The creative process depends on us co-creating together to ensure what we produce can stand up in your world.

P.01

This is a partnership. We align on our goals, expectations, and communication cadences from the beginning, and work hand-in-hand along the way. The creative process depends on us co-creating together to ensure what we produce can stand up in your world.

P.02

Serious work, silly moments. Great work leads to great results. However, creativity cannot exist without levity. I encourage us to get outside of our comfort zones, dispel judgment, and embrace joy in our collaboration to drive the most innovative breakthroughs.

P.02

Serious work, silly moments. Great work leads to great results. However, creativity cannot exist without levity. I encourage us to get outside of our comfort zones, dispel judgment, and embrace joy in our collaboration to drive the most innovative breakthroughs.

P.03

Address the elephant in the room. They can be adorable, but quickly become cumbersome. Let’s minimize these by promising frequent, open and honest communication from the start.

P.03

Address the elephant in the room. They can be adorable, but quickly become cumbersome. Let’s minimize these by promising frequent, open and honest communication from the start.

P.04

Embrace the chaos. To create something that has never existed, sometimes things have to get messy. Through thoughtful guidelines, and  trusting each other and the journey, we find the diamonds in the rough that maximize impact.

P.04

Embrace the chaos. To create something that has never existed, sometimes things have to get messy. Through thoughtful guidelines, and  trusting each other and the journey, we find the diamonds in the rough that maximize impact.

Clients

I have worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 international conglomerates, world-changing nonprofits, to ambitious startups and agencies.

Abbott
BARK
CAMP
Emerson Collective
Feeld
Fitbit
Google
Google Brand Studio
Google Creative Labs
Google Jigsaw (Ideas)
Google Kids
Google Search
Google WebDev
Intel

Lyft
META
NASA
National Geographic
Samsung
Seed Studio
Spacemesh
The Embassies
The Nature Conservancy
Virgin Galactic
Virgin Hyperloop
WOVE
YouTube ​

Awards & Recognition

Recognitions

Cannes Lions

Creative Circle Award, Silver in Digital

Creative Circle Award, Silver in Digital

2017

Computer Arts

Creative Circle Award, Silver in Digital

Creative Circle Award, Silver in Digital

2017

Photoshop Advanced

The Webby Awards, Winner

The Webby Awards, Winner

2017

Virgin

Virgin Galactic

Webby Winner in Websites and Mobile Sites

Webby Winner in Websites and Mobile Sites

2023

Virgin Galactic

Webby Winner in Travel & Lifestyle

Webby Winner in Travel & Lifestyle

2023

Virgin Galactic

Webby Winner in Travel & Lifestyle

2023

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic

Webby Winner in Websites and Mobile Sites

Webby Winner in Websites and Mobile Sites

2023

Virgin Galactic

Webby Winner in Travel & Lifestyle

Webby Winner in Travel & Lifestyle

2023

Virgin Galactic

Webby Winner in Travel & Lifestyle

Webby Winner in Travel & Lifestyle

2023

DIG

Cloud Castles

Awwwards, SOTD

Awwwards, SOTD

2023

Cloud Castles

Awwwards, Developer Award

Awwwards, Developer Award

2023

Cloud Castles

The FWA, SOTD

The FWA, SOTD

2023

Cloud Castles

Webby Winner in Websites and Mobile Sites,

Webby Winner in Websites and Mobile Sites,

2023

Cloud Castles

Webby Winner in Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual

Webby Winner in Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual

2023

Cloud Castles

Webby Winner in Games

Webby Winner in Games

2023

Cloud Castles

Creative Circle Awards Shortlisted in Company Websites / Small

Creative Circle Awards Shortlisted in Company Websites / Small

2023

Cloud Castles

Creative Circle Awards Shortlisted in Craft / Creative Programming

Creative Circle Awards Shortlisted in Craft / Creative Programming

2023

Cloud Castles

Creative Circle Awards Shortlisted in Craft / Craft / Website Design

Creative Circle Awards Shortlisted in Craft / Craft / Website Design

2023

The Embassies

embassies.com

Creative Circle Awards, Shortlisted in Design & Digital Design

Creative Circle Awards, Shortlisted in Design & Digital Design

2023

Spacemesh

spacemesh.io

Creative Circle Award, Silver in Digital

Creative Circle Award, Silver in Digital

2022

Virgin Hyperloop

Virgin Hyperloop

Awwwards, SOTD

Awwwards, SOTD

2020

Virgin Hyperloop

Awwwards, Developer Award

Awwwards, Developer Award

2020

Virgin Hyperloop

Webby Nominee in Websites and Mobile Sites

Webby Nominee in Websites and Mobile Sites

2020

Virgin Hyperloop

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in Company Sites & Apps

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in Company Sites & Apps

2020

Lyft

Cities Talk Back

Awwwards, SOTD

Awwwards, SOTD

2020

Cities Talk Back

Awwwards, Developer Award

Awwwards, Developer Award

2020

Cities Talk Back

The FWA, SOTD

The FWA, SOTD

2020

Cities Talk Back

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in Campaign Sites & Apps

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in Campaign Sites & Apps

2020

Cities Talk Back

Creative Circle Awards, Shortlisted in Craft / Website Design

Creative Circle Awards, Shortlisted in Craft / Website Design

2020

Erika Senft Miller

erikasenftmiller.com

Awwwards, SOTD

Awwwards, SOTD

2020

erikasenftmiller.com

Awwwards, Developer Award

Awwwards, Developer Award

2020

erikasenftmiller.com

The FWA, SOTD

The FWA, SOTD

2020

erikasenftmiller.com

Webby Nominee in Art

Webby Nominee in Art

2020

erikasenftmiller.com

Webby: Crafted with Code feature

Webby: Crafted with Code feature

2020

erikasenftmiller.com

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in Craft / Website Design

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in Craft / Website Design

2020

erikasenftmiller.com

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in Craft / Creative Programming

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in Craft / Creative Programming

2020

Google Search On

Women of Water

Webby Nominee in Websites and Mobile Sites

Webby Nominee in Websites and Mobile Sites

2019

Women of Water

Webby Nominee in Sustainability & Environment

Webby Nominee in Sustainability & Environment

2019

National Geographic

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

Emmy Awards, nominee in News & Documentary

Emmy Awards, nominee in News & Documentary

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

The One Show, Golden Pencil

The One Show, Golden Pencil

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

The One Show, Merit

The One Show, Merit

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

Awwwards, SOTD

Awwwards, SOTD

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

Awwwards, Developer Award

Awwwards, Developer Award

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

Awwwards, SOTM

Awwwards, SOTM

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

The FWA, SOTD

The FWA, SOTD

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

Webby Winner in Best user interfaces

Webby Winner in Best user interfaces

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

Webby Winner in Best Use of Video or Moving Image

Webby Winner in Best Use of Video or Moving Image

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

Webby Nominee in Best user interfaces

Webby Nominee in Best user interfaces

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in Informational Sites & Apps

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in Informational Sites & Apps

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in User Interface Design (UI)

Creative Circle Awards, Gold in User Interface Design (UI)

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

Feature in Computer Arts

Feature in Computer Arts

2017

A Bears Eye-View of Yellowstone

Cannes Lions Nominee

Cannes Lions Nominee

2017

The Nature Conservancy

nature.org

Awwwards, SOTD

Awwwards, SOTD

2017

nature.org

The FWA, SOTD

The FWA, SOTD

2017

nature.org

The Webby Awards, Winner

The Webby Awards, Winner

2017

nature.org

Creative Circle Award, Silver in Digital

Creative Circle Award, Silver in Digital

2017

Virunga National Park

virunga.org

Awwwards, SOTD

Awwwards, SOTD

2017

virunga.org

The FWA, SOTD

The FWA, SOTD

2017

virunga.org

Creative Circle Award, Shortlisted in Media & Informational Sites & Apps

Creative Circle Award, Shortlisted in Media & Informational Sites & Apps

2017

WOVE

Wove

Awwwards, SOTD

Awwwards, SOTD

2016

Wove

The FWA, SOTD

The FWA, SOTD

2016

Wove

Webby Winner in Websites & Mobile sites

Webby Winner in Websites & Mobile sites

2016

Wove

Webby Nominee in Consumer Electronics

Webby Nominee in Consumer Electronics

2016

Wove

Creative Circle Awards, Shortlisted in Product Driven Apps and Sites

Creative Circle Awards, Shortlisted in Product Driven Apps and Sites

2016

Wove

Creative Circle Awards, Shortlisted in Digital / Design

Creative Circle Awards, Shortlisted in Digital / Design

2016

Google Ideas

Google Ideas

Awwwards, SOTD

Awwwards, SOTD

2016

Google Ideas

The FWA, SOTD

The FWA, SOTD

2016

Google Ideas

The FWA, Mobile SOTD

The FWA, Mobile SOTD

2016

Google Ideas

Webby Nominee in Corporate Communications

Webby Nominee in Corporate Communications

2016

Google Ideas

Webby Winner in Websites and Mobile Sites

Webby Winner in Websites and Mobile Sites

2016

Say hello.

Free free to reach out if you'd like to discuss your project or request a copy of my capability deck.

Brooklyn, New York
United States

morten@solvstrom.com

Brooklyn, New York

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