Kristian was born in Denmark where he studied at the European Film College. In 1998 he moved to the UK to study Production Design at the National Film and Television School, graduating in 2001.
His early work includes Alexis dos Santos’ Unmade Beds (Sundance Film Festival in 2009) and Tinge Krishnan’s Junkhearts.
Kristian went on to work with Marc Munden on the award-winning series UTOPIA and was nominated for an RTS Award for Best Production Design. Then followed Tom Green’s Monsters: Dark Continent for Vertigo Films; Glue a mini-series penned by Jack Thorne for E-4; The Marriage of Reason and Squalor with director Jake Chapman for Sky Arts; the sci-fi feature The Girl with All the Gifts directed by Colm McCarthy with Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close; Stevan Riley’s documentary Listen to Me Marlon; Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories for directors Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth, Guillem Morales’ period drama Decline and Fall starring Jack Whitehall and the feature Journey’s End directed by Saul Dibb.
In 2018 he designed the first season of Phoebe Waller Bridge ‘s acclaimed series Killing Eve for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award and an RTS Craft & Design Award for Best Production Design and won a British Designers Guild Award. On that same year he designed Chimerica based on Lucy Kirkwood’s award-winning play directed by Michael Keillor
Kristian’s most recent credits are HBO’s Watchmen, where he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program, and The Duke directed by Roger Michell, starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent which has just been selected for this year’s Venice Film Festival.