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Info_ About Marte

My name is Marte and I am a designer & artist based in Trondheim, Norway.

I work at EGGS Design as a digital designer, where I do mostly branding and UI design. In my spare time I do a lot of calligraphy, lettering, sign painting, collage making, painting and other creative activities, most of which is typography driven.

I’m also a part of Grafill Trondheim. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated on creative events in Trondheim.

Click here to send me an email.

Links_ Social

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Youtube

Info_ Work and education

2020-present_ Digital Designer, EGGS Design
2019-2020_ Digital Product Designer, Etch UK
2015-present_ Freelance visual designer, calligrapher and lettering artist

2017-2018_ MA Visual Communication
2014-2017_ BA Graphic Design

Resource_ article 'What pen did you use?'

For my master thesis, I did a project where I explored using random household items such as cotton sticks, marshmallows, sponge, a pair of socks, coffee cups and cardboard, to do calligraphy and lettering. Since then, I've developed this concept further, such as participating in 36 Days of Type and painting murals. 

You can read more about the project and the items I used on my Behance page. I also have an Instagram account dedicated to this: @WhatPenDidYouUse

If you'd like to try it out yourself, check out the article I wrote with tips & tricks on how to do lettering with random items on Medium. 

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Resource_ download

Download the epletyv alphabet poster I use in my workshops (brush script calligraphy)

File size: 3MB

Resource_ Typism

Tips & tricks to develop your lettering routine
- a free resource from Typism that I’ve contributed to

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Info_ What does 'epletyv' mean?

“Epletyv” [ep:le tyv] is Norwegian and means “apple thief” — directly translated. 

Growing up, my friends and I used to go scrumping for apples in the gardens around my neighbourhood. We learned where the best apples grew and which gardens that had the angriest owners. We had a get-away routine but also a handful of excuses for when that routine failed.


Today I pay for the apples I eat, but the name has stuck with me and is now the name of my brand and online persona.

Stuff_ Workshops

I also host the occasional workshop in brush script calligraphy. During a workshop, we go through all the letters and practice them by writing out words.

Brush script is perfect for place cards, birthday greetings, logos, book covers, tote bag designs, etc. The list goes on. It is also a relatively easy style to learn the basics of, with great potential for improvement with regular practice.

Upcoming workshops

No upcoming workshops planned. Scheduled workshops will be announced here, on my Facebook page and on Instagram

These photos are from a workshop I did with Ladies, Wine & Design Southampton. They were taken by Karoliina Varret. Visit her Instagram account.

This video is from a workshop I did with Grafill Trondheim. It's filmed and edited by motion designer and film maker Kristian Skogmo. Check out more of his work here.

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