Tom
Founder, Creative Director and CEO

Tom Emil Olsen

A multi-award winning Creative Director with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Tom Emil Olsen is the founder of global branding agency Kind, and the company's CEO. The success of Kind’s unique approach to its clients’ needs - termed  ‘Conceptual Branding’ - has seen it rapidly expand with an additional Norwegian office in Oslo, as well as regional offices in Sweden, the UK and China.

Over the years, Tom has been brand responsible and developed design solutions for such  renowned clients as Rolls-Royce, LG Harris, The Norwegian Automobile Federation, Umbro, Vice, Havyard Group, Griff Aviation, Farstad Shipping, Friele Group, Lerøy Seafood, TV2, Macduff Shellfish, Jacu, Tour des Fjords, Oss Craft Distillery, 7 Fjell Brewery, Coldwater Prawns of Norway, Capellen Damm, Devold of Norway and Enhanced Drilling, among others. 

Tom has received numerous prestigious awards for design and creative thinking, both in his native Norway and internationally. He has repeatedly received ‘The Award for Design Excellence’ from The Norwegian Design Council. Tom is also featured in hundreds of international blogs, books and magazines, as well as the highly regarded Adweek Talent Gallery, where he was listed in Adweek Magazine’s Top 100 list of global creative talents.

Tom is frequently called upon as a key speaker on branding, design and creative thinking by various global industry events. He has given speeches for the likes of The Eurobest Festival of Creativity, Hyper Island, The Norwegian Design Council, Innovation Norway and The Chinese British Business Council. Tom has received numerous prestigious awards for design and creative thinking, both in his native Norway and internationally. He has repeatedly received ‘The Award for Design Excellence’ from The Norwegian Design Council. Tom is also featured in hundreds of international blogs, books and magazines, as well as the highly regarded Adweek Talent Gallery, where he was listed in Adweek Magazine’s Top 100 list of global creative talents.

tom@kindworldwide.com