We are a collective of independent design sprinters, facilitators and educators, working together to deliver world-class design sprints and kick-ass workshops around the world. With our diverse backgrounds and expertise, we create true value and real change.
&friends was founded in 2019 by Christer Hedberg, who after 20+ years as a parter and workshop / team facilitator, spearheading the change work at Stendahls, left the agency to make the world a better place with his friends – one awesome design sprint and workshop at a time.
Sprint Facilitator & Educator
In his work as a facilitator, Christer helps teams and companies embrace change, curiosity and collaboration in a world that is becoming increasingly complex and faster for each day.
Some of the international companies that Christer worked with as a facilitator are Volvo, Hyper Island, Husqvarna, City of Gothenburg, Stampen Media, Gothenburg Symphonics and Mölnlycke Health Care.
Founder of &friends and based in Gothenburg.
+46 708 40 99 50
Associated Sprint Facilitator & Prototype Designer
Jesper is an experienced facilitator, UX strategist and entrepreneur and our true rock star when it comes to prototyping.
Founder of Humanji and based in Gothenburg.
Jonas Boutani Werner
Associated Facilitator, Innovation & Leadership Consultant
Jonas is an experienced facilitator with a passion of making people smarter together.
He works internationally with group facilitation and base his work in a holistic/systemic view of people, organisations and the world.
Jonas loves supporting the development of creative confidence in people and organisations and exploring ways to unfold potential through developing/designing & leading workshops, educations, projects and transformation of organisations.
Founder of Fantastic Studios. Based in Stockholm.
Associated Facilitator, Copywriter & Epiphanier
Jolanda is a facilitator and copywriter living for epiphany moments. For morning breezes and captivating, hidden stories. Stories that feed thought. Stories that speak to the heart. And she loves to lift them, spin them and tell the world all about them.
She’s a high-fiver raised in the land of a thousand lakes, a storyteller with seven years of Gothenburg’s archipelago fresh in mind. But right now, and for some time, she lives in the beautiful city of Copenhagen.