About us

BankerWessel is an award-winning graphic design studio with its roots in the art world. We have served world-renowned museums, artists and photographers for more than two decades. We have extensive experience in linking art and commerce by creating visual identities, exhibition design, publications and digital media that is both original and commercially viable. We are a team of devoted designers and our backgrounds cover graphic design, animation, illustration, fine arts, music and even dance. BankerWessel is the author of Process – Visual Journeys in Graphic Design published by Counter-Print (UK).

Ferkens gränd 1, top floor
111 30 Stockholm

E-mail: all@bankerwessel.com
Call: +46 8 22 46 31

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Ida Wessel

Creative Director/Designer

E-mail ida@bankerwessel.com
Call + 46 733 46 11 90
(Central European Time)


Ida Wessel holds an MFA in Graphic Design & Illustration from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design. Prior to that she studied Art History at the Stockholm University. She has studied graphic design at Parsons, NY and RISD and worked as a senior designer in London. She is part of several juries and teaches and lectures at the leading design colleges in Sweden as well as been special adviser and opponent at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She was chosen as the designer of the year by the Swedish Graphic Companies’ Federation. She is co-writer of the book Process — Visual Journeys in Graphic Design.

Jonas Banker

Creative Director/Designer

E-mail jonas@bankerwessel.com
Call + 46 709 82 05 26
(Central European Time)


Jonas Banker holds an MFA in Graphic Design & Illustration from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He has worked as an illustrator for the Sunday Times, Nova, Bibel, Pop amongst others and has been teaching and lecturing at the leading design colleges in Sweden. He was during several years head teacher in illustration at Berghs School of Communication. He is co-writer of the book Process — Visual Journeys in Graphic Design.

Madeleine Hoon Halbauer

Project Lead

E-mail madeleine@bankerwessel.com
Call WhatsApp: +46 76 246 58 48
(Singapore Standard Time/CET+6)


Madeleine Hoon Halbauer had an early career in the performing arts as a professional classical ballet dancer. Trained at the English National Ballet School and the Royal Swedish Ballet School, she then worked with Singapore Dance Theatre. Transitioning to the world of exhibitions and museums, she worked for several art festivals and events before joining Fotografiska International in a full-time position with the Exhibitions team. Currently residing in Singapore, Madeleine has lived and worked in Vancouver, London and Stockholm and speaks English, Chinese Mandarin, Swedish and German.

Emelie Maxdotter


E-mail emelie@bankerwessel.com
Call + 46 8 22 46 31
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Emelie Maxdotter is a graphic designer, animator and illustrator. She holds a BA from Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm. A BA in Media and Communication Studies, Malmö Högskola and studied Fda Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Growing up in Moscow, Dar es Salaam, Brussels and London Emelie has acquired a truly global perspective on communication.

Agnes Moström


E-mail agnes@bankerwessel.com
Call + 46 8 22 46 31
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Agnes Moström is a graphic designer and typographer. She holds a BFA in Visual Communication from Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm. She was born in a small village in the north of Sweden, but her love for design soon took her elsewhere. After working at a design studio in Marseille focusing on fashion, art, and culture projects, she relocated to Stockholm. Agnes is an avid lover of letterforms, music and everything remotely connected to France. She is fluent in English, Swedish and (of course) French.

Hanna Fideli Nordqvist


E-mail hanna@bankerwessel.com
Call + 46 8 22 46 31
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Hanna Fideli Nordqvist has a background in fine arts, focusing on classical painting and drawing. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design and graduated with honours. She is an illustrator, animator and graphic designer and on top of that a touring singer and music maker. She was born and raised in a family of creatives in Dalarna, Sweden. Her upbringing created the perfect foundation for a multidisciplinary designer and she moves seamlessly between all art forms.

Talks & teachings with BankerWessel

Talks + Teaching


  • Illustratörcentrum at Hyperisland, talk ( 2023)
  • Birmingham Design Festival, UK, talk and book signing (2022)
  • CAP&Design Live Typography, talk Stockholm and Gothenburg (2021–22)
  • Illustratörcentrum at Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg,
    talk (2022)
  • TypographicCircle feat. BankerWessel, interview by Jim Sutherland, March, UK (2021)
  • DesignObserver Community Sessions feat. BankerWessel, November, USA (2020)
  • LogoArchive Talks: BankerWessel, curated and organised by Richard Baird/BP&O at Fedrigoni Studios, London (2020)
  • Pentagram New York, Process – Visual Journeys in Graphic Design, talk (2019)
  • China Cultural Center Stockholm, A Book is a Book is a Book, talk (2019)
  • Stockholm Art Book Fair: Design Stories: There are Always two Sides to a Story, talk (2018)
  • DesignObserver, features Process — Visual Journeys in Graphic Design, USA.
    The Observatory podcast episode 92, acknowledged by Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut, DesignObserver USA (2018–19)
  • BankerWessel are regular contributors to the facutlites at Berghs School of Communication, Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm.


  • Winner »Best Exhibition of the Year«, BORO at Östasiatiska museet, by the Swedish Forum for Exhibitors. In collaboration with TAF Architects (2022)
  • Finalist »Best Exhibition of the Year«, VRAK: Museum of Wrecks, by the Swedish Forum for Exhibitors. In collaboration with Expology (2022)
  • »Best Swedish Book Design of the Year« by Svensk Bokkonst, Process — Visual Journeys in Graphic Design, award (2020)  
  • Shortlisted Fedrigoni Top Award 2021 »LogoArchive Extra Issue« in collaboration with Richard Baird founder of BP&O and LogoArchive(2020)
  • Winner »Best Annual Report of the Year – Non Profit Organisations« by PwC, Naturskyddsföreningen Annual Report (2019)  
  • Winner, »Design of the Month«, Resumé, Sweden, DesignStories, Nationalmuseum (2019)  
  • Grant, Konstnärsnämnden/The Swedish Arts Grants Committee: Process – Visual Journeys in Graphic Design, 196 000 SEK (2018)  
  • Selected by MoMA Design Store/The Print, Moderna Museet: Warhol 1968 (2018)
  • »Best German Book Design of the Year«, Kent Klich: Gaza Works one of 30 books selected by Stiftung Buchkunst, award (2018)
  • Participant in the exhibition 10 x DesignStories at Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (2018)
  • Finalist »Best Exhibition of the Year«, Play Beyond Play at Tekniska Museet Stockholm, by the Swedish Forum for Exhibitors (2018)
  • Advisory board, Nationalmuseum Stockholm (2018)
  • Honorary mention, Photobook Festival Les Rencontres d’Arles, Kent Klich: Gaza Works (2017)
  • Expert/Advisor regarding the appointment of Professor of Satire Illustration at Kunsthøgskolen in Oslo, Norway (2017)
  • Finalist »Best Exhibition of the Year«, På Scen/On Stage at The Museum of Performing Arts Stockholm, by the Swedish Forum for Exhibitors (2017)
  • Jury, »Screen«, Stockholm (2017)
  • Time Magazine, USA, »TIME Selects the Best Photo Books of 2016«, Watched! Surveillance Art and Photography (2016)
  • FInalist, »Design of the Month«, Resumé, Sweden. Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Parallel Worlds, catalogue Moderna Museet Stockholm (2012)
  • Finalist, Publishingpriset, Sweden, David LaChapelle: Burning Beauty, catalogue (2012)
  • Jury, »Design of the Year«, Grafiska Yrkenas Främjande (GYF) (2014–)
  • Expert/Advisor regarding the appointment of Professor in Graphic Design at Konstfack – College of Arts, Crafts and Design Stockholm (2012)
  • Jury, »Visuelt«, Norway (2012)
  • Gold, Kolla!, Sweden, identity Fotografiska (2011)
  • Silver, Kolla!, Sweden, Statens Konstråd Årskatalog 37 (2011)
  • Finalist, Kolla!, Sweden, Dalí Dalí featuring Francesco Vezzoli, catalogue (2010)
  • Gold, Power of Prints, »Forward thinking« Category, Hunger, LRF/Studio Jens Assur (2010)
  • Advisory board, Berghs School of Communication, Sweden (2010)
  • »Designer of the Year 2009«, grant, Grafiska Yrkenas Främjande (2009)
  • Finalist, »Design of the Month«, Resumé, Sweden. Dalí Dali featuring Francesco Vezzoli, catalogue Moderna Museet Stockholm (2009)
  • Jury »Design of the Month«, Resumé, Sweden (2007)
  • Jury and chairman, Kolla! Digital Category, Sweden (2006)


  • CAP&Design, BankerWessel: Den långa vägen hem, article, Sweden (2020)
  • Logogeek.uk/5.9, podcast, Process: A Visual Journey. Ian Paget: an interview with Jonas Banker & Ida Wessel (50 min) (2019)
  • 10 x DesignStories, exhibition at Nationalmuseum Stockholm, participant and 5 min film featuring BankerWessel (2018)
  • Los Logos 8, Gestalten, Germany, 12 p feature with interview (2017)
  • MOE Magazine, Japan, 6 p feature with interview (2017)
  • Hall of Femmes: Highlighting the Work of Outstanding Women in Art Direction and Design, feature with interview (2014)
  • Ottagono, Italy, 6 p feature and interview (2014), Vad är en AD?/What is an Art Director, interview, Arena, Sweden (2006),

    A Collection of Logo Design Categorized by Motifs, BNN Publishing, Japan (2017), Truly Nordic, Victionary, Hong Kong (2017), Graphic Beats, Monsa, Spain (2011), Computer Arts, issue 264, »Improve your logo craft«, three featured logos, UK (2017), Logology 2, Victionary, Hong Kong (2011), A Homage to Typography, Index Book, Spain (2009), Dirty fingernails, Rockport Publishers, USA (2009), 1000 Garment Graphics, Rockport Publishers, USA (2009), 1000 Supreme CD designs, Maomao, Spain (2008), For Sale, How, USA (2008), Bags, labels, and point of purchase, Rotovision, UK (2008), Logo-Art. Rotovision, UK (2008), Unique Packaging, Collins Design, USA (2007), Poster-Art, Rotovision, UK (2007), Logo, Laurence King Publishers, UK (2007), It’s a Matter of Packaging, Victionary, Hong Kong (2007), Package Form and Design, PIE Books, Japan (2007), Play Loud!, Gestalten, Berlin, Germany (2004), Tres logos, Gestalten, Germany (2006), Sticky Graphics, Rotovision, UK (2006), Customize this,
    Magma Books, UK (2006), Logology, Victionary, Hong Kong (2006)

On the client list

  • Fotografiska Stockholm/NYC/Tallin/Berlin
    Moderna Museet
    Hasselblad Foundation
    Schirn Kunsthalle
    Nationalmuseum Stockholm
    IKEA of Sweden

    We've designed for: 
    Eija-Liisa Ahtila
    Miles Alridge
    Korarkit Arunanondchai
    Jens Assur
    Mandy Barker
    Maisie Cousins
    Salvador Dalí
    Patrick Demarchelier
    Natalie Djurberg & Hans Berg
    Alberto Giacometti
    Hassan Hajjaj
    Ren Hang
    Alfredo Jaar
    Kristina Jansson
    George Hoyningen-Huene
    John Hughes III
    Alison Jackson
    Ken Klich
    David LaChapelle
    Pixy Liao
    Chen Man
    Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
    Daido Moriyama
    James Nachtwey
    Jimmy Nelson
    Terrry O’Neill
    Frank Ockenfels
    Martin Parr
    Anders Petersen
    Elizaveta Porodina
    Alex Prager
    Helene Schjerfbeck
    Martin Shoeller
    Christian Tagliavini
    Tom of Finland
    Lars Tunbjörk
    Nick Veasy
    Ellen von Unwerth
    Francesco Vezzoli
    Bill Viola
    Andy Warhol