Speak Norsk - Norwegian Language Books

Graphic Design


About Speak Norsk:

Speak Norsk is an ambitious team that started with one goal in mind – to make expats fluent in Norwegian! 

Alis, the founder of Uxtremely, has been the primary designer for the school since its inception, overseeing all design-related tasks. This project involved collaboration with the teachers responsible for creating the materials, as well as Huzan Raad, the school’s founder.

About the project:

Learning a language later in life can be a real challenge, especially if you just moved to a new country, and you are already overwhelmed by the new culture and your new job. All the other language schools in Norway have a traditional way of teaching, and they use the same books, which contain old, boring topics.

Goals and Objectives:

  1. Develop a modern and visually cohesive design for twelve Norwegian language manuals.
  2. Improve the learning experience by creating a logical and intuitive layout.
  3. Enhance engagement and motivation through interactive and immersive elements.
  4. Reflect Speak Norsk’s brand identity and values through the design.
  5. Be inclusive


  1. Research and Discovery:
    • Conducted interviews and workshops with Speak Norsk’s team to understand their vision, brand identity, and target audience.
    • Explored the existing language manuals to identify pain points and areas for improvement.
    • Conducted competitor analysis to gain insights into best practices and emerging trends in language learning materials.
  2. Experience Design:
    • Created a logical and friendly structure for the manuals, organizing content based on difficulty levels and language skills.
    • Implemented clear typography and visual hierarchy to enhance readability and ease of navigation.
    • Conducted user testing sessions to gather feedback and refine the design based on user preferences and needs.
  3. Visual Design and Branding:
    • Developed a visually cohesive design system aligned with Speak Norsk’s brand identity, utilizing a contemporary colour palette and modern typography.
    • Utilized engaging illustrations and photographs to make the content more relatable and culturally relevant to students.
    • Created a style guide for the consistent application of design elements throughout all twelve manuals.

Results and Impact:

The collaboration between Uxtremely and Speak Norsk resulted in the successful design of the language manuals. The project achieved the following outcomes:

    1. Great Learning Experience: The manuals improved students’ learning experience through clear navigation, interactive elements, and visually engaging content.

    2. Brand Identity: The design reflected Speak Norsk’s brand values, enhancing its credibility and positioning it as a modern language school.

    3. Positive Feedback: testing sessions and feedback from students

Quote from a student:

´It doesn´t feel like a school book, it looks like a magazine that you really want to look at´.

Designed by Uxtremely