Are Bu Vindenes studied visual communication at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. He has extensive experience in user experience design, interaction design, art direction and illustration. He also enjoys coding HTML, CSS and Javascript. A longtime member of the Knowit UX team, Are has worked with clients including Fjordkraft, Sparebanken Vest, TV2, Lyse, OBOS-banken and Fjordline.

Are grew up in Geilo, but has been a resident of Bergen since 1997. At home, he enjoys his kitchen garden, bicycle workshop, and always has a garden or home improvement project going. He is married with two children, and is an all year bike commuter.