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The nursing programme, illustrated for UCN University College.

Design Office of the Month, Denmark

Translating words into colourful universes and visual narratives When she was a kid, Helle Schütten Johansen could mostly be found with a pen in one hand and paper in the other. Fast-forward a few decades, and little has changed. That is why Helle started her illustration studio, Helleforhelle.dk, in 2017, after 18 years as a teacher and pedagogical consultant with a focus on graphic facilitation. Her working life now revolves around her biggest passion: translating words into colourful universes and visual narratives.

a meeting, or communicating corporate values internally or externally, it all comes down to turning something complex into something simple and clear – through pictures. It is such a powerful process

By Camilla Pedersen  |  Photos: HelleforHelle.dk

“As a school teacher, I realised how powerful visual communication can be. I therefore started to draw the schedule for each day, so that the pupils could see clearly what activities we were going to do, step by step. It was such a powerful way 112  |  Issue 131  |  December 2019

to create the predictability and clarity that kids really thrive on. But I see the exact same positive impact on adults: whether it is visualising the roadmap for a big project, using illustrations to summarise the main points and decisions made in

Helle Schütten Johansen. Photo: Zenfoto

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Scan Magazine, Issue 131, December 2019  

From pampering skincare and spa treatments to delicious food and drink and a list of must-watch Nordic films, this issue presents a number o...

Scan Magazine, Issue 131, December 2019  

From pampering skincare and spa treatments to delicious food and drink and a list of must-watch Nordic films, this issue presents a number o...