Hi, my name is Heiðdís and I do graphic design.

Born and raised in rural east Iceland with a constant butterfly in my stomach, passion for beauty and big designer dreams. 

Having had an appetite for beauty, arts and design ever since i can remember, always been making my own “things” drawing, painting, building, sewing, knitting, weaving you name it. 

I remember taking every trip i could with my parents to the local supermarket so I could stand by the magazine rack and look at the foreign magazines while they shopped for groceries. I was about 12 years old when I bought my first magazine, completely captivated by the photos. I kept buying them and eventually started reading them, loving the way they inspired me and made me feel and dream. In 1996, then fifteen, I convinced my mom to buy me a white fabric so I could sew a “Gucci dress” for myself as the clothes from the local fashion store were not quite meeting my expectations at the time :)

Some years later, I moved to Paris to study french literature and art history. My favourite extracurricular activities became the museums, the wine, the long walks as well as people-watching at cafés. At the kiosque on the corner of my street I bought all kinds of fashion and design magazines, still dreaming about becoming a designer. 

After years of moving around, from Paris, to Copenhagen and back and forth in Iceland, and many different jobs ranging from stewardess, event planner and hotel manager to salesperson at a fashion store and a french teacher, I finally decided it was time for me to just follow my heart and the dream I have carried with me for so long. All the detours and different experiences have each given me something valuable, made me stronger, given me a wider perspective on design and enhanced my people skills.

I’ve got it, my degree in graphic design. I’m ready, I’ve already worked on several things, logos, packaging, books, calendars, posters, theater leaflets, websites and magazine ads.

I love to make things, it’s what i do best. I want to work with creative people, from all around the world. Contribute in making, one design at a time, a better world.

I am co-founder and owner of Duo. graphic design studio http://www.duodot.design , based in Akureyri, north Iceland. If you want to work with me or have any inquiries don’t hesitate to send me an email at heiddis@duodot.design and I’m sure we can team up and design some awesome stuff!

Heiðdís
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