About Marte

 I am a Norwegian designer & artist living in Trondheim, Norway. I have a BA in graphic design and an MA in visual communication, both from Southampton Solent University in England. After finishing my studies, I worked for 18 months at Etch, a digital consultancy, before moving back to Norway at the end of 2020. I now work as a digital designer at EGGS Design in Trondheim. 

(I'm not taking on any freelance work at the moment)

And what is epletyv?

“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 the name of my brand and online persona.


I've had my work published three times in the Typism Books; no. 4, 6 & 7.  Here I am with my "Tumbleweed" piece from Typism Book 6. 

I occasionally host workshops in brush lettering too. Read more about that here.