Niels Astrup

This blog works as an online portfolio for Niels Astrup and is a mix of Danish and English content. My work evolves around a symbiotic relationship between digital and analogue design often with a minimalistic approach.

My focus has always been to foster consistency by involving diverse and surprising genres and materials, both in my work as a designer but also as a teacher. My work has been focused on product development, digital as well as analog and I combined, during my studies, the formal technical- and design subjects, with subjects on aesthetics and culture. I operate through natural curiosity and find inspiration for design in art and vice versa.

I am currently looking for the opportunity to develop and convey my knowledge as well as sharing my experience through a progressive and creative environment.

Specialities: Product design, Interaction design, Digital design, Project management, Digital art, 3d- visualisation, prototyping and processing

Experience: (More on Linkedin)

2014 – Founder and designer at Thorning Astrup / aarhus

January 2017 – April 2017 Project Exhibition designer at Den Gamle By (The Old Town) in Aarhus

Autumn 2016 Part-time teacher at Business Academy Aarhus, teaching Philosophy of Science at Digital Concept Development.

2014 – 2016 Interaction designer at Kollision

Spring 2014 Educational Assistant, Aarhus School of Architecture

2010 – Ongoing partnership and co- creation in art and design with Niels Rahbaek

2007 – 2013 Founder and designer at deKontrast

2007 – 2012 Master of Science (MSc) in Information Technology (Digital Design), Aarhus University

April 2010 – July 2011 Lab assistant, Science Media Lab at Faculty of Science – Aarhus University.

September 2009 – April 2010 Lab assistant at iktLab – Aarhus University.

April 2006 – September 2007 Web-Coordinator at Tvilum-Scanbirk.

November 2000 – April 2006 Consultant and webdeveloper at aparte.

Graduated as Multimedia designer at Aarhus Business College. 1998 – 2000 (Trainee at LEGO and Connect Marketing)

Always open for business, please contact me on:

Niels Astrup
+45 29 86 65 35