Experienced designer and educator creating learning experiences for individuals, schools and businesses within areas such as technology, design thinking, communication, innovation, culture and entrepreneurship.

With eighteen years experience working in the design industry, Jenny can now be found working with some of the world’s leading schools, as well as helping corporate companies become learning organisations through co-designing internal processes and programs through her Studio.

Working with creative business school, Hyper Island, she helps students and organisations learn, grow and lead in a constantly changing world, by designing courses, programmes and one-off workshops. 

At Berghs School of Communication, she designs courses in Communication Design, Production Management and Process Design.

Jenny is also very active in the design community, through speaking at many creative events and conferences, as well as previously being chairwoman of Design Sweden.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/studiotheolin
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/jennytheolin
Twitter: @jennytheolin

 

SERVICES

Learning Design
Process Design & Facilitaton
Management
Speaking 

FORMATS

Workshops & Meetings
Events & Conferences
Courses & Programmes

AREAS

Design Thinking
Innovation & Tech
Communication Design
Entrepreneurship
Culture & Internal Communication
Leadership & Change Management

 
  TALKS, JUDGING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING   Keynote –  Inhousedagen 2018 , CAP&Design, Stockholm – 25 okt 2018 Keynote –  Product Design Network , Kortrijk, Belgium – 27 Sep 2018 Keynote –  Graphic Design Educator's Network , Northumbria University, UK – 7 Sep 2018 Keynote –  Creative Mornings Gothenburg  – June 2018 Judge –  Episerver Web Awards 2018  Keynote –  Pecha Kucha Stockholm  – December 5th 2017 Moderator –  Design Sweden 60 Years  Judge –  Guldägget Kycklingstipendiet , Stockholm 2017 Head Judge –  Visuelt Graphic Design & Illustration Awards Norway , 2017 Judge –  Stockholm Startup Weekend , 2016 Judge –  Visuelt Graphic Design & Illustration Awards Norway , 2016 Judge –  Marketing Design Awards , London, UK, 2014 Judge –  Print Poetry Competition , 2014 Host / Moderator –  Glug Stockholm , 2014 Host / Moderator –  Glug London , London, UK, 2013 Keynote –  She Says STHLM Launch , 2015 Keynote –  Blab 17 (VIDEO) , Manchester, 2014 Keynote –  Small Talk Birmingham , 2014 Keynote –  BRITE: LONDON (VIDEO)  London, 2014 Keynote –  Limkokwing University of Creative Technology , UK, 2014 Keynote – DBA  Inclusive Design Challenge , RCA, London, 2010

TALKS, JUDGING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

Keynote – Inhousedagen 2018, CAP&Design, Stockholm – 25 okt 2018
Keynote – Product Design Network, Kortrijk, Belgium – 27 Sep 2018
Keynote – Graphic Design Educator's Network, Northumbria University, UK – 7 Sep 2018
Keynote – Creative Mornings Gothenburg – June 2018
Judge – Episerver Web Awards 2018
Keynote – Pecha Kucha Stockholm – December 5th 2017
Moderator – Design Sweden 60 Years
Judge – Guldägget Kycklingstipendiet, Stockholm 2017
Head Judge – Visuelt Graphic Design & Illustration Awards Norway, 2017
Judge – Stockholm Startup Weekend, 2016
Judge – Visuelt Graphic Design & Illustration Awards Norway, 2016
Judge – Marketing Design Awards, London, UK, 2014
Judge – Print Poetry Competition, 2014
Host / Moderator – Glug Stockholm, 2014
Host / Moderator – Glug London, London, UK, 2013
Keynote – She Says STHLM Launch, 2015
Keynote – Blab 17 (VIDEO), Manchester, 2014
Keynote – Small Talk Birmingham, 2014
Keynote – BRITE: LONDON (VIDEO) London, 2014
Keynote – Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, UK, 2014
Keynote – DBA Inclusive Design Challenge, RCA, London, 2010

  SELECTED LECTURES, PROCESS DESIGNS & FACILITATED SESSIONS   Professional Development Workshop (2 days) –  Hyper Island , Digital Media Creative, Stockholm 2018 The Art of Facilitation Workshop (1 day) –  Berghs , Stockholm 2018 Idea Generation Facilitation Workshop (2 days) –  Thorengruppen , Piteå 2018 Futures Workshop (1 day) –  Hyper Island Business , ADIDAS, Germany 2018 Communication Design Course (7 weeks) –  Berghs , Stockholm 2018 Business Transformation Course (6 days) –  Hyper Island , MA Digital Management 2018 LEGO™ Workshop (Keynote)  Hyper Island Business , WILLYS, 2018 Culture Programme (6 months) –  Hyper Island Business , Client NDA, 2018 Digital Technologies Course (6 days) –  Hyper Island , MA Digital Management 2018 Culture & Vision Bootcamp –  Hyper Island Business , Client NDA, 2017 Graphic Design for Production Managers Course (5 days) –  Berghs , 2017 Design Thinking Course (6 days) –  Hyper Island , MA Digital Management 2017 Trend Workshop (keynote) –  Episerver Days , Gothenburg, Sweden, 2017 Trend Workshop (keynote) –  Episerver Days , Malmö, Sweden, 2017 Trend Workshop (keynote) –  Episerver Days , Stockholm, Sweden, 2017 Exhibition Design & Management Project (5 days) –  Berghs , Stockholm 2017 Service Design, UX & Information Design Course (5 days) –  Berghs , Stockholm 2017 Innovation Course (6 days) –  Hyper Island , MA Digital Management 2017 Business Transformation Course (6 days) –  Hyper Island , MA Digital Management 2017 The Studio Course (4 weeks) –  Hyper Island , Digital Media Creative, Stockholm 2017 The Studio Course (4 weeks) –  Hyper Island , Digital Media Creative, Stockholm 2016 Personal Branding (1 day) –  Hyper Island , Motion, Stockholm 2016 Personal Branding (1 day) –  Nackademin , Social Media Marketing 2016 Personal Branding (1 day) –  Hyper Island , Digital Strategy, Stockholm 2015 Personal Branding (1 day) –  Hyper Island , Motion & Mobile, Stockholm 2015 Berghs Boost Camp (1 day) –  Berghs , Stockholm 2016 Berghs Advisory Board (1 day) –  Berghs , Stockholm 2016 Design Thinking Course (6 days) –  Hyper Island , MA Digital Management 2015 & 2016 Digital Technologies Course (6 days) –  Hyper Island , MA Digital Management 2015 & 2016 Business Transformation Course (6 days) –  Hyper Island , MA Digital Management 2015 Startup Weekend LDN (3 days) –  Hyper Island , MA Digital Management 2015 Presentation Coaching (Lecture) –  Hyper Island , DMC 2016 Reaction Design Course (5 days) –  Berghs , Communication Design 4, 2015 & 2016 Commercial Photography (Lecture) –  Volda University College , Norway, 2015 Creative Startup (Lecture) –  Hyper Island , Manchester 2014 Creative Direction (5 days) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Branding (5 days) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Concept Development (5 days) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Brief Process (Lecture) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Design Principles (Lecture) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Introduction to Photoshop (2 days) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Introduction to Illustration (2 days) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Introduction to InDesign (2 days) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Wireframing & Storyboarding (lecture) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Photo Retouching (2 days) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Packaging (2 days) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Printing Process (Lecture) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Colour Theory (Lecture) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Colour Correction (Lecture) –  Shillington College , London 2014 Artworking (Lecture) –  Shillington College , London 2014

SELECTED LECTURES, PROCESS DESIGNS & FACILITATED SESSIONS

Professional Development Workshop (2 days) – Hyper Island, Digital Media Creative, Stockholm 2018
The Art of Facilitation Workshop (1 day) – Berghs, Stockholm 2018
Idea Generation Facilitation Workshop (2 days) – Thorengruppen, Piteå 2018
Futures Workshop (1 day) – Hyper Island Business, ADIDAS, Germany 2018
Communication Design Course (7 weeks) – Berghs, Stockholm 2018
Business Transformation Course (6 days) – Hyper Island, MA Digital Management 2018
LEGO™ Workshop (Keynote) Hyper Island Business, WILLYS, 2018
Culture Programme (6 months) – Hyper Island Business, Client NDA, 2018
Digital Technologies Course (6 days) – Hyper Island, MA Digital Management 2018
Culture & Vision Bootcamp – Hyper Island Business, Client NDA, 2017
Graphic Design for Production Managers Course (5 days) – Berghs, 2017
Design Thinking Course (6 days) – Hyper Island, MA Digital Management 2017
Trend Workshop (keynote) – Episerver Days, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2017
Trend Workshop (keynote) – Episerver Days, Malmö, Sweden, 2017
Trend Workshop (keynote) – Episerver Days, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
Exhibition Design & Management Project (5 days) – Berghs, Stockholm 2017
Service Design, UX & Information Design Course (5 days) – Berghs, Stockholm 2017
Innovation Course (6 days) – Hyper Island, MA Digital Management 2017
Business Transformation Course (6 days) – Hyper Island, MA Digital Management 2017
The Studio Course (4 weeks) – Hyper Island, Digital Media Creative, Stockholm 2017
The Studio Course (4 weeks) – Hyper Island, Digital Media Creative, Stockholm 2016
Personal Branding (1 day) – Hyper Island, Motion, Stockholm 2016
Personal Branding (1 day) – Nackademin, Social Media Marketing 2016
Personal Branding (1 day) – Hyper Island, Digital Strategy, Stockholm 2015
Personal Branding (1 day) – Hyper Island, Motion & Mobile, Stockholm 2015
Berghs Boost Camp (1 day) – Berghs, Stockholm 2016
Berghs Advisory Board (1 day) – Berghs, Stockholm 2016
Design Thinking Course (6 days) – Hyper Island, MA Digital Management 2015 & 2016
Digital Technologies Course (6 days) – Hyper Island, MA Digital Management 2015 & 2016
Business Transformation Course (6 days) – Hyper Island, MA Digital Management 2015
Startup Weekend LDN (3 days) – Hyper Island, MA Digital Management 2015
Presentation Coaching (Lecture) – Hyper Island, DMC 2016
Reaction Design Course (5 days) – Berghs, Communication Design 4, 2015 & 2016
Commercial Photography (Lecture) – Volda University College, Norway, 2015
Creative Startup (Lecture) – Hyper Island, Manchester 2014
Creative Direction (5 days) – Shillington College, London 2014
Branding (5 days) – Shillington College, London 2014
Concept Development (5 days) – Shillington College, London 2014
Brief Process (Lecture) – Shillington College, London 2014
Design Principles (Lecture) – Shillington College, London 2014
Introduction to Photoshop (2 days) – Shillington College, London 2014
Introduction to Illustration (2 days) – Shillington College, London 2014
Introduction to InDesign (2 days) – Shillington College, London 2014
Wireframing & Storyboarding (lecture) – Shillington College, London 2014
Photo Retouching (2 days) – Shillington College, London 2014
Packaging (2 days) – Shillington College, London 2014
Printing Process (Lecture) – Shillington College, London 2014
Colour Theory (Lecture) – Shillington College, London 2014
Colour Correction (Lecture) – Shillington College, London 2014
Artworking (Lecture) – Shillington College, London 2014

  RECENT EXPOSURE & BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS    COMPUTER ARTS –   Are design graduates industry ready?      CAP&DESIGN –   Buffalo Bill Gates ställs ut   STARTUP GUIDE STOCKHOLM V2  –  Köp här   DIGITALA RTS:   Buffalo Bill Gates makes celebrity portraits like you've never seen   HUNDPODDEN:   Hund på jobbet - Dröm eller verklighet?   VÄSTERBOTTENS KURIREN:   Har fotat hundar på kontor – snart öppnar utställningen   DESIGN WEEK:   Green Light List: the website where designers review their employers   CAP & DESIGN:   Sveriges byråhundar får utställning   DIGITALA RTS:   This site collects totally adorable images of design studios’ office dogs   CREATIVE BLOQ:   New agency review site to empower junior creatives   MARKETING COMMUNICATION NEWS:   Green Light List launches to clean up treatment of juniors in the creative industry   DESIGN WEEK::   “Let’s not be elitist about what we do”: should designers give away their secrets?   DESIGN WEEK:   The most important issues for female designers in 2018 and how to address them   CREATIVE BOOM:   Agency Dogs celebrates the office pooches of Stockholm's creative agencies – Creative Boom   GLUG BLOG   I was born for this age – Glug   THE DESIGN KIDS:   Studio Theolin – The Design Kids   MARKETING STORIES:   Jenny Theolin — Marketing Stories 005   VIDEO:   MA Digital Management at Hyper Island   EYE ON DESIGN:   Design + Drinking—Part of Agency Culture, or Party Over?   DESIGN WEEK:   Designers’ biggest mistakes   THE DRUM:  –  Are you a creative director or creative dictator   BOOK:   Startup Guide Stockholm ,  BOOK:   CITIx60 Stockholm , and David Airey’s book  Work For Money, Design For Love   BOOK:  Steven Brower’s  Inside Art Direction  published by Fairchild Books in 2016.

RECENT EXPOSURE & BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS

COMPUTER ARTS – Are design graduates industry ready?
CAP&DESIGN – Buffalo Bill Gates ställs ut
STARTUP GUIDE STOCKHOLM V2
Köp här
DIGITALA RTS:
Buffalo Bill Gates makes celebrity portraits like you've never seen
HUNDPODDEN: Hund på jobbet - Dröm eller verklighet?
VÄSTERBOTTENS KURIREN: Har fotat hundar på kontor – snart öppnar utställningen
DESIGN WEEK: Green Light List: the website where designers review their employers
CAP & DESIGN: Sveriges byråhundar får utställning
DIGITALA RTS: This site collects totally adorable images of design studios’ office dogs
CREATIVE BLOQ: New agency review site to empower junior creatives
MARKETING COMMUNICATION NEWS: Green Light List launches to clean up treatment of juniors in the creative industry
DESIGN WEEK:: “Let’s not be elitist about what we do”: should designers give away their secrets?
DESIGN WEEK: The most important issues for female designers in 2018 and how to address them
CREATIVE BOOM: Agency Dogs celebrates the office pooches of Stockholm's creative agencies – Creative Boom
GLUG BLOG I was born for this age – Glug
THE DESIGN KIDS: Studio Theolin – The Design Kids
MARKETING STORIES: Jenny Theolin — Marketing Stories 005
VIDEO: MA Digital Management at Hyper Island
EYE ON DESIGN: Design + Drinking—Part of Agency Culture, or Party Over?
DESIGN WEEK: Designers’ biggest mistakes
THE DRUM:Are you a creative director or creative dictator
BOOK: Startup Guide Stockholm,
BOOK: CITIx60 Stockholm, and David Airey’s book Work For Money, Design For Love
BOOK: Steven Brower’s Inside Art Direction published by Fairchild Books in 2016.

"JENNY IS AN ENERGETIC CHANGE MAKER AND FACILITATOR. SHE HAS THE ABILITY TO ADAPT TO ALMOST SEAMLESS TO THE SITUATION AT HAND."

Johan Grafström, Head Of Production, Studi and Binogi at Komplementskolan Sverige AB


"JENNY FACILITATES WITH BRILLIANCE, PATIENCE AND ACCURACY. THAT COMBINATION CONVERTS LEARNINGS INTO INSIGHTS VERY EFFECTIVELY."

Mathias Engstrand, Owner of Agent 747, Partner - ESportal.com


“Jenny generously shared her personal experiences as a designer and design educator in an engaging and motivational manner. A number of design academics that I spoke to afterwards thought that they could immediately employ some of the things they had learnt in their own practice.”

Jamie Steane, Associate Professor, Northumbria University


"FROM THE MINUTE JENNY ARRIVED WE WERE SWEPT UP IN A WHIRLWIND OF BUBBLING ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM SECOND TO NONE."

Irena Molendys, The Framers Gallery


"JENNY TOTALLY UNDERSTOOD HOW IMPORTANT THIS WAS TO US AND INVESTED A LOT OF TIME AND ENERGY ENSURING SHE UNDERSTOOD OUR AGENCY INSIDE OUT. IT’S AN EXCITING TIME FOR THE AGENCY AND IT HAS BEEN GREAT TO HAVE JENNY ON THAT JOURNEY WITH US.”

Kate Bosomworth, Managing Director, Speed Communications


“HOW DOES JENNY DO EVERYTHING SHE DOES, AND DO IT ALL SO WELL, WITH SUCH VERVE AND TENACITY – AND SMILING ALL THE WAY? 

MY THEORY IS THAT SHE HAS SOME SORT OF TIME MACHINE THAT ALLOWS HER TO CREATE MORE HOURS IN THE DAY THAN THE REST OF US HAVE TO MAKE SO WITH. THAT, OR SHE REALLY IS AS DISGUSTINGLY GIFTED AND OVER-ENDOWED WITH CREATIVE ENERGY AS SHE APPEARS TO BE.”

Mike Reed, Founder & Creative Director, Reed Words Ltd.


"SHE IS CREATIVE, CALM, ORGANISED AND EMPATHETIC. SHE WAS A BRILLIANT CLASSROOM FACILITATOR – USING SOME OF THE MOST BRILLIANT TECHNIQUES I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS."

Eva Appelbaum, Co-Founder, The Arc Group and Future Strategy Club; BIMA100


JENNY HAS A NATURAL MIND FOR DIGITAL MARKETING AND HAS GREAT LONG-TERM STRATEGIC VISION FOR DIGITAL INNOVATION:"

Ivan Fernandes, Senior Digital Transformation Expert. Voted into The Drum 'Top 30 Digital People’


"MADCAP, FUNNY AND OFTEN A LITTLE SCANDALOUS!"

Ken Muir, Founding Partner, Mohawk


“HOW MUCH ENERGY AND CHUTZPAH CAN ONE WOMAN HAVE?

THIS IS SOMEONE WHO IF SHE SAYS SHE’LL DO SOMETHING, YOU CAN REST ASSURED SHE’LL OVERCOME FIRE, FLOOD AND FICKLE SUPPORT TO DELIVER IT. TOP MARKS.”

Neil Ayres, Global head of online, Sightsavers


"Jenny is a whirlwind of creativity, energy, and enthusiasm, bursting with ideas that'll sweep you off your feet. Her ability to switch from facilitator to project manager to creative director on a daily basis is as impressive as it is skillful. She has a fearless attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit which I find inspirational."

Tom Collins, Design director, kurppa hosk

Jenny är en kreativ, driven och ambitös person som har öga för detaljer, är flexibel och dessutom snabbtänkt. Hon har stort nätverk, når ut i sociala kanaler och hon är mån om att alla parter ska bli nöjda i ett samarbete och bidrar till ett professionellt resultat.
— Sussie Larsson, Marknadsansvarig, Scandic Continental