Have you started your own business or dream about doing so?  


Do you need a rebranding and a fresh start?

I have worked with entrepreneurs and
start-ups in over 20 years and helped them develop their brand strategically and visually.


If you are ready for your next business step,

contact me and we will find the right process for you. From one to one coaching sessions, or full branding process with a new designed corporate identity. 










A brand identity is so much more than just a logo! I specialize in creating living brands.
With focus on your brand strategy I develop your unique identity through visual communication across all platforms.



Many startups find the prosess of defining a brand strategy to be difficult. Through creative workshops or personal coaching we define what is essential for your brand to come alive and create action for that to happen.


My creative facilitation methods comes from design thinking, teaching art for several years and applied improvisation. I love to facilitate in brand strategy.
In my collaborative project Changing Minds I also work with teambuilding and innovation with art as a transformative tool.


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The branding of MyProduction

"Sissel Hovden came highly recommended for the branding of our new company; MyProduction.

We were newly established, but had at that time collected 6 different business environments and corporate cultures under the same umbrella.
Previously, these environments had been competitors. We needed to unite them as well as create a strong new identity.


Sissel was responsible for running this process; from analysis, branding strategy, teambuilding, user-testing and design all the way to the launch. She pulled in the just the right people and environments when in need.


We are very satisfied with the result, and can highly recommend Sissel to anyone in need of a branding process."

Thore Stærk, CEO, MyProduction

The brand of MyProduction

(better your experience with sound)



On behalf of the team I wanted to thank you again for all the thought and hard work you put into making our team retreat so meaningful and special. We very much appreciated your skilful facilitation and loved the insightful and inspiring art and performance interjections. Now the ball is in our court to keep the spirit of these two days and go deeper on the topics discussed.

(Creative Facilitation with Allister Kindingstad)

World Economic Forum

Sebastian Backup

Head of Global Programming Group

 I have cooperated with Sissel on several projects, developing concepts, tools and communication in connection with implementation of vision, values, leadership principles, strategies, leadership programmes etc. It is always an inspiring pleasure, as Sissel has the unique ability to both understand the strategic context and customer needs, as well as creating strong visual identity with communicative power. Besides, she is a very pleasant and energetic person that has great integrity and authority in what she is doing. Sissel delivers, always.

Implement Consulting Group

Ingrid Asphjell Di Meo

Management Consultant

Hotel Continental and Theatercaféen has hired Sissel on various designprojects. She is throughout creative, at the same time she has the ability to listen and capture our wishes. I would also emphasize Sissel strong collaboration capabilities. I can recommend her strongly.

Hotel Continental

Elisabeth Brochmann

Hotel owner

VIEW Group har i perioden 2015/2016 arbeidet med rebranding av sin profil. Dette arbeidet har innbefattet utarbeidelse av ny logo, hjemmesider, profilhåndbok, profil på kontrakts og salgsmateriell samt utsmykning av kontorlokaler.  Fokuset i denne prosessen har hele tiden vært kundens opplevelse av selskapets tjenesteleveranse og selskapets ønske om å spisse sitt budskap ut i markedet. Sissel Hovden har i denne prosessen vært en sentral bidragsyter ved utformingen av konsernets logo samt å formidle selskapets identitet og konsepter gjennom form og farger. Hun har i sin uttrykksform klart å skape en bro mellom praktisk hverdag og konsernets langsiktige strategi. Vi kan gi våre beste anbefalinger.

VIEW group

Gjermund Bratlie


If you need someone with creativity and business understanding shaping your visual identify, look no further. We were lucky to work with Sissel in shaping our new visual identity and I can highly recommend anyone who are thinking along those lines to hire Sissel. 


Pål M. Rødseth


Sissel has been an important team member in the project for Petroleum GeoService. She is experienced and possesses strategic skills valuable to this project. She is also a committed and inspiring person and is a pleasure to work with.


Catharina Wedel Jarlsberg

CEO, Oslo office

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