Elisabeth Irgens

Projects from 2012–2015

I used to be self-employed, and ran a business for almost 7 years. These are some favourite projects and clients from those days. This content is from an old portfolio page, and focused on getting more work specifically collaborating with developers.

I write HTML and CSS

Designing for the web has always been about CSS for me. I work with concept and rough designs elsewhere — but aim for the browser to rule the pixels. I like using visual effects that are bold but constrained in number, and to not make CSS jump through more hoops than necessary.

Web Rebels (2014–2015) Design and HTML/CSS
github.com/webrebels/web-rebels-2015


I like sketching and collaborating

In my early days as a designer, I only wanted to work on computers with graphics software. But over the years, I also made friends with paper and pen. I use sketching actively when thinking, planning and communicating. I like designing in the open, happy collaboration and including others in my process.

Kodemaker (2014–2015) Web design for developers where my deliverables were sketches, pixel-unperfect mock-ups, and pragmatic ideas for layout and content: kodemaker.no


I am excited about SVG

I have always worked mostly in vector. When wireframing, sketching and designing for web — I have primarily used Adobe Illustrator. This makes me thrilled about the possibilities for SVG on the web. As a coding designer, I can’t wait to do more work where I switch from drawing vectors to coding.

Bergen JS (2015) Logo for a Meetup in my hometown


I geek out on typography

Selecting typefaces is great, but I also take pride in not making licensing and technical implementation an afterthought. I like contemporary type designers, independent foundries and self-hosted web fonts. Give me your stylesheets, fancy web fonts or not, and I can tweak line-height and font-size so you don’t have to.

Booster (2012) Logo and graphic design: Booster Design­ Manual