Studio:

Ouch is an idea-driven graphic design studio in Gothenburg, Sweden. We work with strong visual concepts, details and typography, tactile objects and materials.

Amanda Kallin is a graphic designer who has studied graphic design at ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering and Graphic Design & Web Development at Jönköping University. Amanda also has experience from advertising and the printing industry. In 2017 Amanda won the gold category in Professional Edition Awards of ELISAVA and was awarded with an honorable mention in IDA Design Awards. She has also been nominated in the Swedish Design Award. In 2018 she released her debut book “Gå Vidare är Silver – Älta är Guld”.

Jörgen Nordqvist is a graphic designer with a Master of Fine Arts in Design from HDK. His design has, for example, been rewarded with Svensk Bokkonst (Best Book Design Sweden) several times and in the graphic design- and illustration competition Kolla. Jörgen has exhibited in the USA, Germany, Poland, Russia, Norway and Sweden and is represented at the National Museum, Röhsska Museum and Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg. He has released his own book Biografi, containing cinema tickets collected for 20 years. The book was awarded the Best Book Design Sweden and a silver diploma in Kolla. Between 2014—2016 he was a juror in Best Book Design Sweden. Since 2012 elected member of Stockholm Typographical Guild.

Ouch AB is owned and operated by Amanda Kallin and Jörgen Nordqvist.

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What the studio does:

Art direction
Book design
Design direction
Exhibition design
Graphic Design
Idea development
Logotype design
Magazine design
Naming
Project management
Typography
Visual Identity
Web design


Previous clients:

Anagram Produktion
Arvinius
Arx
Atalante
ATMO
Albert Bonnier förlag
Book Publisher Arena

Bonnier Fakta
Göteborg Book Fair
Bruno Mathsson International
Chalmers University of Technology
Cinenic film
CPI Group
Göta Film
Göteborg Film Festival
Gunnebo Slott
Göteborg Posten
Stockholm School of Economics 
Källemo
National Library of Sweden
Nordisk Film
Norstedts
Nørhaven Paperback
Play teaterkonst
Preera
qouloir
Riksutställningar
Snickeri Ett
Svenska Förläggareföreningen
Sveriges Konsumentråd
S:t Eriks hiss
Stiftelsen Karin och Bruno Mathsson
Teater Trixter
The Gothenburg Region (GR)
Tjolöholms Slott

UC
Vandalorum
Visit Sweden


Awards:

Professional Category in Gourmand Awards Sweden 2018
Nomination Swedish Design Award 2018
Gold in Professional Edition Awards of ELISAVA 2017
Honorable Mention IDA Design Awards 2017
Nomination Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2014
Best Book Design, National Library of Sweden, 2012
Nomination Swedish Publisher Award, 2012
People’s Award Swedish Food Litterature, 2012
Silver diploma and nomination Kolla, 2009
Best Book Design, National Library of Sweden, 2008
Best Book Design, National Library of Sweden, 2007
Nomination Kolla, 2008
Nomination Kolla, 2007
Nomination Kolla, 2006
Best Book Design, National Library of Sweden, 2005
Best Book Design, National Library of Sweden, 2004


Exhibitions:

Young Swedish Design – Past, present, future, Stockholm Auktionsverk, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
Best Book Design, National Library of Sweden, 2012
Best Book Design, National Library of Sweden, 2008
Best Book Design, National Library of Sweden, 2007
So Fucked Up, DogA, Norsk Design- og Arkitektursenter, Oslo, Norway, 2006
Koncept Design, National Museum of Sweden, 2005
Formbart, Liljevalchs, 2005
Best Book Design, National Library of Sweden, 2005
Golden Bee – Moscow International Biennal of Graphic Design, Russia, 2004
Best Book Design, National Library of Sweden, 2004
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
What Is Design Today? Design Center, Philadelphia, USA, 2002
The 18th International Poster Biennale, Warszawa, Poland, 2002
Young Swedish Design, 2001
HDK Graduation Exhibition, The Röhss Museum, 2001


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