Ingrid was scouted in the streets of Oslo when was just fourteen years old. Her first stint was a worldwide Coca Cola television advertisement followed by some years of modeling throughout Europe. Wanting to pursue education, she studied English and Economics in England and then moved to Milan where Ingrid further studied Fashion - Design.
Ingrid created the dynamic brand MARDOU & DEAN in 2007 as a premium jeans label. In August 2012, she showcased a complete collection for men and women. The brand has been nominated and won several prestigious awards.