Urdal is a small studio of one working in the fun intersection between design, journalism and activism. Collaboration is key and Urdal creates product design and publications, organizes events, lectures and exhibitions.
Thea Urdal (b. 1987) is very fond of text and textiles. She is both a journalist and designer (yes, confusing) with a BA in Product Design and Textiles, an MA in Graphic Design and Illustration from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts combined with an educational stint at Parsons New School of Design, New York.
Over the years her journalism and critiques has appeared in both international and Norwegian publications, periodicals and dailies. She has also worked extensively within the field of Norwegian contemporary art and has a penchant for planning and producing exhibitions, talks and lectures.
After having her daughter, Urdal now spends her time both writing and designing, coffee in hand, sleep in her eyes.
She has been fortunate enough to work with and for:
D2, Dagens Næringsliv; Monocle; The Gourmand; NYLON Magazine; Einar Granum Kunstfagskole; Dagsavisen; mimosa—studio (co-founder); Astrup Fearnley; Unge Kunstneres Samfund (Young Artists' Society); Klassekampen; Henie Onstad; Kunstnernes Hus; Litteraturhuset (The House of Literature); Aftenposten; OSL Contemporary/The Vigeland Museum; Morgenbladet; Norwegian Fashion and Textile Agenda; OCA (Office for Contemporary Art Norway); Natt & Dag; Christie's (Haunch of Venison); The Oslo National Academy of the Arts; Westerdals; The Great Norwegian Encyclopedia.
Grafill — Norwegian Organisation for Visual Communication; Norwegian Critics' Association; The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts.