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Hima Seafood Branding and Packaging Design

Hima Seafood Branding and Packaging Design

Branding the World’s Largest Land-Based Trout Farm

KIND has undertaken the branding for what is set to become the world’s largest land-based trout fish farm. Hima Seafood’s investment of over 250 million Euros in this groundbreaking project in Rjukan, Telemark, signals a new era in aquaculture.

Hima® | Trusted Telemark Trout
Hima® Seafood is pioneering the future of aquaculture in the Rjukan Valley, Telemark. Employing revolutionary land-based fish farming techniques using fresh, recirculated mountain water, this venture aims to set a new standard in environmentally friendly premium trout farming. Nestled in the natural landscape of Rjukan, the swift, cold waters sourced from high-altitude mountain lakes produce the healthiest and best-tasting trout globally.

Hima, Genesis of the Name
In Norwegian, “Hima” describes a thin fog that envelops everything like a cloud touching the ground. In the Rjukan valley, this mist adds an air of mystery, shrouding both river and mountain. It acts as a veil of intrigue, slowly lifting to unveil the inherent natural beauty beneath.

The Birthplace of a Real Seafood Superstar
It takes a certain amount of darkness to see the stars.
In a valley in Telemark, it’s pitch-black five months a year.
Here, tall mountains protect the deep, crystal-clear waters.
This is the birthplace of a real seafood superstar.

The fog symbolises the mysterious, and it hides many treasures. The very origin of Hima’s name comes from the fog that also characterises the dark valley the fish live in. A valley that is covered in complete darkness five months of the year. The sheltered, mysterious surroundings of pure mountain water from surrounding glaciers create a perfect atmosphere for a trout to thrive. When the darkness and fog disappear, you see the culinary treasure crystal clear.

Unveiling Nature’s Mystique
Hima’s identity draws inspiration from nature’s colour palette and the lifting fog (hima) that reveals the beautiful treasures of the environment. The hand-drawn logo, an open symmetrical form, mirrors the unfolding nature of the mist. The gradient of the fog serves as a recurring element, threading through the visual language, from lifestyle to product images. This image style creates a high-end and mysterious expression, celebrating the natural environment where the fish are nurtured.

Hima’s Sustainable Packaging for Silver Trout

Sustainably Yours: Hima Silver Trout – A Circle of Good Taste

Client Overview: Hima is set to be the world’s largest producer of land-based, sustainably farmed trout. Utilising Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) technology, recognised as the most sustainable and scalable form of aquaculture, Hima’s production optimally aligns with the goal of contributing to sustainable food production and providing healthy proteins for our growing world. With the global need for over 60% more food by 2050, Hima’s circular production practices address the challenge of sustainable protein sourcing.

Sustainable Production: Hima’s RAS technology ensures sustainable production and impeccable taste in their trout. Trimmed parts of the fish, not used for trout loin, are dried and transformed into organic fertiliser, enriching the soil to yield agricultural products that contribute to human and fish consumption—a regenerative and circular production cycle.

Sustainable Packaging: Parallel to their regenerative production methods, Hima’s packaging embodies the same principles. Crafted from aluminium, a material with perpetual recyclability, the packaging aligns with Hima’s commitment to sustainability. The energy consumption for recycling is minimal, reinforcing the eco-friendly nature of the process. Beyond recyclability, the packaging serves multiple functions: it can be used as an oven baking tray and a serving platter, embodying simplicity, functionality, and full circularity in one.

Results: Hima’s commitment to sustainability extends seamlessly from production to packaging. Implementing RAS technology and using aluminium packaging showcase the brand’s dedication to minimising environmental impact while providing high-quality, sustainably sourced trout.

Holistic Sustainability:
Integrating sustainability into both production processes and packaging reinforces the brand’s commitment to holistic environmental responsibility.
Circular Practices:
The circularity of Hima’s production, from fish waste to organic fertiliser, mirrors the recyclability and multifunctionality of their packaging.
Consumer Engagement:
Communicating the sustainability story, from production to packaging, enhances consumer engagement and loyalty.
Future Outlook: Hima’s case stands as a testament to the integration of regenerative practices, showcasing how a commitment to sustainability can span the entire production chain. As they continue to grow, Hima remains a beacon of innovation in the quest for sustainable and responsible food production.


  • Agency/Creative: KIND (Conceptual Branding AS)
  • Article Title: Hima Seafood Branding and Packaging Design
  • Organisation/Entity: Agency
  • Project Type: Identity
  • Project Status: Published
  • Agency/Creative Country: Norway
  • Agency/Creative City: Bergen
  • Market Region: Europe
  • Project Deliverables: Brand Design, Brand Identity, Packaging Design
  • Industry: Food/Beverage
  • Keywords: Identity, Brand Design Creation, Packaging Design, Integrated Product Development , Agency Design Awards 2023/24

  • Credits:
    Chief Creative Director: Tom Emil Olsen
    Design Director: Knut Harald Longva
    Senior Designer: Bjørn Ivar Thomassen
    Senior Designer: Agnieszka Gawlik
    Senior Designer: Emil Olsen
    Graphic Designer: Tiare Hernández Payano
    Video/Photographer: Isak Norum
    Cinematographer: Stian Servoss
    Director of Photography: Christoffer Meyer
    Key Account Manager: Beate Myren Romslo
    Key Account Manager: Marianne Erdal Holm
    Strategic Brand Director: Thomas Danielsen
    Strategic Brand Consultant: Jan Willy Skjølberg


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