Work in Progress is a design and branding studio working closely with clients to help define and express their identity.


The studio was formed in 2011 by Torgeir Hjetland. Since then I have been working in a variety of media and across a multitude of fields. My work ranges from extensive corporate brand identities, packaging and exhibition design, to web and interactive services, interior and exterior design.

By intentionally remaining small my effort and commitment to each project are much larger. I believe in a close client and designer relationship, always working in direct contact, developing strategy and investing in creative collaboration, all the way through to implementation across multiple media platforms.

When required, I cooperate across disciplines, making the work an appropriate, versatile and functional response to the unique needs of my clients.

Work in Progress strives to create engaging visual communication, build meaningful relationships and provoke curiosity and emotional responses. Intensive research is combined with strategic and creative thinking to ensure that all of our work is thoughtful, intelligible and meticulously crafted, keeping the viewer engaged and providing our clients with a brand platform that is coherent, systematic and able to grow.

  1. Branding & Identity
  2. Strategy
  3. Naming Process
  4. Web & Interactive
  5. Print Communication
  6. Packaging
  7. Editorial
  8. Book Design
  9. Exhibition Design
  10. Signage & Wayfinding
  11. Illustration
  12. Art Direction

My work has been recognised for its excellence and innovation, winning many national and international design awards.

Work Published

Work in Progress has been featured in a diverse range of international design publications, both books and magazines. This extensive list includes the likes of Gestalten, Victionary, Sandu Publishing, IdN, +81, Brand and Novum, amongst many others.


Recent clients have included the Norwegian Design and Architecture Centre DogA, production company Storyline Studios, leading Norwegian law firm Selmer, The Museum of Contemporary Art and The National Museum – Architecture.


Feel free to get in touch, ask questions, or just say hello. I am more than happy to share more project insight and discuss your project.