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Listen up startups!

August 14, 2020

The Brewhouse Award is an amazing Swedish startup competition where creativity, innovation, culture and diversity is at the center.

After two years in the jury, I’ve partnered with the The Brewhouse Award and will facilitate a design sprint workshop week with the winning startup to accelerate their innovation even further. ?

Got a brilliant idea and want to be a participant in The Brewhouse Award? Read more at


Our design sprint podcast

February 12, 2020

From nothing to a user tested prototype in five days. Curious about how design sprints work? In the first season of our podcast Shitty First Draft, we explain the process and share our best sprint tips.

Shitty First Draft is a collaboration between &friends and Tromb.


Let’s make some change!

August 5, 2019

Women are painfully underrepresented in the tech industry. But even worse – the women who are in the industry far too often leave it. This is not acceptable!


In October, Christer will facilitate a workshop night for Unionen and various women’s networks to let the participants investigate why this is the case, and what can be done to change it.


We’re part of the New Minds Academy

August 15, 2019

New Minds Academy is a 12 months program combining challenging work with top of the line coaching to give talent within IT and tech the best start possible in their careers!


Christer will be a part of New Minds Academy’s coach network, teaching design sprints and the power of workshop facilitation.


Hello world!

August 11, 2019

&friends is off the ground!

This is us, a collective of awesome friends determined to deliver world-class design sprints and kick-ass workshops around the world.


Teaching what we’re preaching

August 15, 2019

We’re super happy to be involved in Yrgo’s team of lecturers who help their student grow into their full potential as the creatives of tomorrow.

Christer works with the students from their first day at school as he facilitates their team week to creative methods and tools to powerful feedback rituals.


End-of-season Campfire sessions

October 8, 2019

In October, Christer worked with the Australian Mitchelton-Scott pro cycling team, facilitating a series of Campfire sessions to help the team reflect on the past season in order to become an even stronger team going into the 2020 season.
Read about the project and see the video


Our workshop in the press

November 1, 2019

Two page article in today’s Göteborgs-Posten regarding the workshop Christer designed and facilitated last week. The workshop resulted in a list of demands to battle sexism in the tech industry, created by 80 tech women.


According to the Harvard Business Review, 41 % of women working in tech eventually end up leaving the field, compared to just 17 % of men.


The list of demands created at the workshop can be found at


Hey there Maverick!

August 1, 2019

maverick [ mav-er-ik, mav-rik ]

noun: a person pursuing rebellious, even potentially disruptive, policies or ideas


We are super stoked to have partnered up with our awesome friends at Maverick.


Together we will do a long-term series of design sprints to create even better solutions for their clients, and better internal alingment between Maverick’s teams.


Working with the creatives of tomorrow

August 3, 2019

Now, this is going to be fun!

Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm – one of the world’s most awarded creative schools – is a new partner of ours as Christer will be one of the course directors of their Digital Strategist / Digital Creative course.


Kicking off 48h, Sweden’s largest creative student competition

August 3, 2019

In October, this year’s 48h is organized. For the second year Christer will be one of the inspirational speakers kicking off the competition.


A look into the future!

September 24, 2019

In a rapidly changing world, what are the most important trends, changes and disruptions for the creative industry over the next three years and what new demands will be placed on the creatives of tomorrow?


We designed and facilitated Y2022, a workshop where Yrgo – one of Sweden’s major creative schools – invites some of the brightest and most forward-thinking creatives to look into the future together. ?


Open workshop in Borås

August 5, 2019

People of Borås, we’re looking at you!
On August 22, Christer will talk and facilitate a workshop day about Design Sprints in Borås at a DigiCreate / Creative Cluster event.


Sign up (sold out) to learn how you can go from sleep depriving complex problem to awesome and user tested prototype in four days (and have fun while you’re doing it!).


We’re part of the 101 Lives 48h hackathon

August 10, 2019

101 Lives is a hackathon on September 7-8, hosted by Länsförsäkringar Göteborg och Bohuslän. During the hackathon, 101 participants will explore how we might save 101 lives through innovation and Länsförsäkringar’s accident data.


Christer’s been involved in the hackathon from the get-go, designing the event days and he will also be a coach, supporting the teams during the hack days.


From Christer’s mind to your inbox every Sunday

August 9, 2019

Christer’s weekly newsletter (in Swedish) where he shares three things that inspires him every Sunday.


Read previous editions and subscribe


The Agency Collaboration workshop

August 5, 2019

In 2017, #sistabriefen sent a clear message to Sweden’s advertising industry: It was time to take sexual harassment at the work place seriously and to do something about it. For real! In Gothenburg, Byråsamarbetet (The Agency Collaboration) was initiated.

Christer designed and facilitated a workshop day with 75 employees from all the agencies to shine light on what needs to change.

The result from the workshop is the foundation to the collaboration’s ongoing work.


Read about the project and see the video