UX-Designer Martin Nihlén

Who - what - where & why

 
Chillin' in Barcelona. Like some kind of man of the world. The reality is that when this photo was taken I hadn't been abroad in 4 years. Having two kids and a wife who doesn't like flying will do that to you.

Chillin' in Barcelona. Like some kind of man of the world. The reality is that when this photo was taken I hadn't been abroad in 4 years. Having two kids and a wife who doesn't like flying will do that to you.

 

Once upon a time there was a man living in Blekinge, in the south of Sweden...

..and there still is because it's pretty awesome here. My name is Martin Nihlén and I am a UX- & digital designer + illustrator with about 15 years experience. Thats a long time and that means that I have worked on so many projects over the years for web, mobile and interactive stuff in general.

I co-founded the web agency Noc and the product Peppster. I currently work as Chief Design Officer at Sportality. Responsible for UX advocacy, strategy and design. I work on creating interactive, digital products, services, websites, mobile apps and stuff like that. I do the creative bits like coming up with awesome ideas based on user needs, business needs, data and insights. Then I do the thinking bits like mapping out the user journey, the flow of the interaction, wireframes and those things. Then I do the arty bits like defining the visual style, crafting the User Interface, maybe creating a design system here or making a prototype there.  

I have been known to create logos, corporate visual identities and such things on more than a few occasions.

Every now and then I also get the chance to do something that I truly love. That is drawing. I do illustration work in a variety of styles from hand drawn, digital painting and water color to comic style illustration and also vector style. Whatever suits the project. 

My proudest thing is that I have actually written and illustrated a childrensbook called Selda & Bullen - Tigertrubbel. More on that here

I've worked with clients both big and small. Here are a few you may recognize:
AAK, Atrium Ljungberg, Bixia, Cloetta, Combitech, Hilleberg, Ica, IST, Linköpings kommun, Linköpings universitet, Migrationsverket, Mio, NTA skolutveckling, Saab, Sectra, Stadium, Swedbank, Swedish ICT, Telenor, Visualiserings Center Norrköping, Verisure, Volkswagen, Vätternrundan, Åre kommun, Östersunds kommun, Östgöta trafiken. 

Sometimes when I have something I really want to say I write it up over at my blog. 
Usually it’s about Design culture, UX, Remote working, that kind of stuff.

If you want to contact me, drop me a line at martin@martyficial.com