News Header
The growing Kind

Kind boosts its ranks with gifted new creatives

Kind has boosted its ranks with the addition of two new gifted creatives at its global head office.

Simon Tonev is an multi-award-winning photographer and filmmaker. Educated in Media and Communications, his talents behind the camera have seen him scoop an array of prestigious awards and accolades over the years, from advertisements to short films and documentaries. His experience and knowledge regarding film and photography will further strengthen Kind's delivery to our clients in these areas.

Simon, who is based at Kind's Bergen office, said: 'To join such a talented agency is truly an honour. Kind has redefined professionalism, talent and ambition. The work produced by Kind is both stylish and unique, in addition to having soul. The agency takes branding to new heights with its innovative perspective and design. It's fantastic to be part of a group of people that has such a rare mix of chemistry and talent. I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead and to creating exciting, engaging work with the rest of the Kind team.'

Meanwhile, Graphic Designer Michal Leonczuk worked in New York, LA, London and Berlin before choosing to relocate to Norway to join Kind. He holds a Master's in Graphic Design from Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts and Design in his native Poland. His international experience and knowledge of branding, interaction, plus web and motion design, will prove a highly useful resource for Kind's roster of clients around the world.

Michal said: 'I'm delighted to be around some of the very best creatives in the business, who happen to be great people as well. I am very much looking forward to working across an exciting range of projects for such a diverse and international portfolio of clients.'

Kind's CEO, Founder and Creative Director Tom Emil Olsen, said: 'It's fantastic to have such talents as Simon and Michal onboard. Kind is continuing to move from strength to strength, not only in terms of its gifted and capable personnel, but also it's ever-growing portfolio of market-leading clients around the world. These are exciting times indeed.'

More news

  • Mp 3040 Edit

    Kind collects a new gold medal for the world’s most awarded gin

    Over the past year, Bareksten Botanical Gin has become the world’s most award-winning spirit, both in terms of taste, design and branding. Kind’s award winning branding for this exquisite liquor recently received another global recognition; Gold for Best Established Brand at Harpers Design Awards.

  • Previeew2

    Kind is the new branding agency for Santander in Norway

    They have 133 million customers in over 20 countries. They have more than 200,000 employees worldwide. They are one of Europe's largest banks and one of the world's largest financial groups. Kind has entered into partnership with Santander in Norway, becoming the bank's new strategic branding partner.

  • Watch Preview2

    Kind designs flagship watches for Von Doren

    Kind has designed the Grandmaster Mark II pair of automatic watches for the Scandinavian producer Von Doren.

  • Preview

    Varsity, creator of the world's finest caps, chooses Kind

    Caps have been taken taken to a whole new level by a Norwegian company making global waves. These are caps without compromise. This is stylish headwear crafted for connoisseurs. This is Varsity.

  • Robinsson Preview

    Robinsson Cravents joins Kind

    Robinsson Cravents has already built quite a reputation as one of the world's foremost brand designers. He now joins Kind to further develop both himself and the agency. Alongside the rest of Kind's multi-award winning team, their mutual goal is to set new standards within the branding discipline.

  • Jan Willy

    Senior Strategist and Concept developer joins Kind

    We are strengthening our team, with multi-award winning concept developer and strategic brand advisor, Jan Willy Skjølberg. With more than 20 years of experience in the creative industry under his belt,  he is a veteran with a full metal jacket.

  • Furch Preview2

    Europe's leading quality-acoustic-guitar maker chooses Kind

    Furch is a European acoustic guitar maker with an incredible focus on quality and constant innovation. When this leading producer of premium-quality instruments wanted to revitalise its nearly 40-year-old brand, it turned to Kind.

  • Preview

    Top creative talent and experienced Key Account Manager joins Kind

    Kind has strengthened its creative and administrative team with the appointments of both top creative talent Kristine Flatland, and experienced Key Account Manager, Ann Kristin Michelsen.

  • Sb1 Preview

    Norway's largest export factoring company chooses Kind

    Kind and Sparebank 1 Factoring have signed an agreement for the full-service branding agency to develop the factoring company's brand. Sparebank 1 is the largest export factoring company in Norway, and one the country's top three factoring companies overall.