Graphic Design & Typesetting

Like many computer scientists, I’ve been exposed to the world of digital typography through TeX and LaTeX. But I’ve also developed an interest in drawing, graphics and graphic design, so I’ve ended up as the default designer of my research group (getting someone with a PhD to do it is of course much cheaper and more cost-effective than hiring a professional...)

Below you can see some examples of my work. In most of the cases I’ve also written the text, or adapted it for the target audience.

A0 Poster About DDAs

Made in Scribus based on Eva Burrows’ sketch – she did most of the hard work, I just did the design. The dependency graphs turned out to be difficult to handle in Scribus, the program slowed to a crawl when they were displayed. ‘Draft’ mode didn’t help, since that just makes an outline of the graphics, which already just consists of lines.

Nov. 2009. Made in Scribus and Inkscape.

A3 Poster Advertising the BLDL Opening

A simple A3 poster announcing the opening of the Bergen Language Design Laboratory.

(Yes, I did the webpages too.)

Nov. 2009. Made in Scribus.

85x200cm Roll-Up Poster for Dept. of Informatics

A 85x200cm “roll-up” poster, designed for the Department of Informatics. The first version delivered by the printer suffered from slight font encoding mixup, which caused much merriment.

Nov. 2009. Designed in Scribus, Gimp and Inkscape.

A4 Folder About Informatics,
  Supercomputers, ...
...Coding Theory and
  The Bitmonster

A folder made for Forskningsdagene 2008, aimed at the general public (in Norwegian). The folder tells a little bit about computer science, coding theory (which was the theme of the exhibit) and the Bitmonster.

Sept. 2008. Made with LaTeX, Gimp and Inkscape.

A1 Poster About Supercomputers

One of a set of posters for Forskningsdagene 2008, this one giving some simple facts about supercomputers.

Sept. 2008. Made with LaTeX and Gimp.