Hello and welcome to my Reflected Journal!

My name is Toril, I am 33 years old, and I am a very proud mum of an amazing 6 year old daughter. I am studying Graphic Design, full time over 2 years at Noroff, through online courses. Through my blog you can follow my journey and development in becoming a Graphic Designer.toril_selvportrett

I have worked as a jewelry designer for my own jewelry brand called Hvitveis, from 2012 to 2015. Through these years as a designer I found my call for working with the visuals. I discovered early that my interest for creating my own flyers, my own website, taking my own photos, and working with Photoshop and Lightroom was something that really caught my attention, and that I wanted to continue with, but I lacked knowledge to get the results that I wanted. To study Graphic Design at Noroff will help me achieve and gain more knowledge and understanding of the subject, so that I one day can work as a fulltime Graphic Designer.

My spare time interest’s are of course my family, taking photos and music. I love music, I have a small music home studio in my basement, so when I have the time, I like to sing, write and make music. Mostly it is electronica, and my vocals are used by artists like FMKL and Kikkan.

Taking photos I do all the time, I don’t even think when I am capturing moments, it comes naturally for me, and I love playing with light.

Before I started my own business I was a secretary at a research center called NOVA, I worked there for almost 5 years before I decided to start my own business making jewelry.

Even further back I studied Skincare at Rud VGS, I realized that my choosing of high school was decided to quickly. I didn’t know who I was then, and I felt lost in the jungle of educations. I loved working with my hands, but I felt that I didn’t fit in. In my mind it was to superficial. In my eyes they were already beautiful, the customers that came in for treatments, so I didn’t connect to my education, and discovered this was not my path in life. Today of course I see the joy and meaning of wonderful beauty treatments, but for me, it is not the way to pursue in life.

And now I am here, studying Graphic Design at Noroff, it is a dream come true, and I can’t wait for what’s hiding around the next corner. I have followed my heart this time, and I am thankful for all of my history that has led me to this path in life. I wouldn’t be without my experience, it has led me to this education, and for that, I am forever thankful.

After finishing my education I want to help others with their visual profile, that fits their brand identity.

Thank you for reading and you are very welcome to leave a comment!

Sincerely Toril