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I'm Christer Mathias Liessem Bendixen, i do illustration and graphic design.

I've studied visual communication at Bergen National Academy of the Arts. And I have a degree in philosophy from the University in Bergen, it's been more useful than I thought.
"Fortelle" means "tell" as in "to tell a story". It's similar to the word "communicate", except it has some values attached that I like.

When you tell something to someone in this sense, it's because you have something you'd like to share, and that you think your audience would like to hear. It's a matter of mutu… Read More
"Fortelle" means "tell" as in "to tell a story". It's similar to the word "communicate", except it has some values attached that I like.

When you tell something to someone in this sense, it's because you have something you'd like to share, and that you think your audience would like to hear. It's a matter of mutual respect, and of excitement for something that's genuinely worth getting excited about. Like a fairytale, or even an appropriately amazing tube of toothpaste.

It also hooks in to the ancient experience of gathering around for a good story. The latest trends are fun and all, but I think there is something fundamentally human about what we're trying to do as designers and illustrators.

So that's why I call my business "Fortelle". Read Less
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