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My name is Niels Vrijdag, I am a graphic designer based in Rotterdam.

I describe myself as a playful creative that loves to get lost in the design problem while maintaining an experimental, intuitive and personal style.
I strive to explore the possibilities of graphic design and develop a unique visual language at the intersection of design, typography and visual art.

 

Education

Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam (2011-2016) –
Graphic Design, Bachelor of Arts, Minor Hacking; Autonomous Practice

Internships

Studio Renate Boere, Den Haag (February 2015 – June 2015)

Exhibitions

Ministerie v. OCW ‘Cultuur in Beeld’ @ Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam – Dec. 7, 2016
Dutch Design Week @ Sectie-C, Eindhoven – 22/30 October 2016
APBC ‘Designing Ports of the Future’ @ Born in Antwerp – September 9 2016
WdKA Finals 2016@ Willem de Kooning Academy – 7/10 July 2016
Art Poster Gallery @ North Sea Jazz, Rotterdam – 9, 10 & 11 July 2016
‘Lijfspreuk: een ode aan grafisch ontwerp’ @ Concordia, Enschede – May 7 / June 16, 2016
WdKA Hacking Exhibition @ Fenix Loods II, Rotterdam – 4 Februari 2016
‘What Do You Do?’ @ 3sec.gallery, Breda – November 2015 / Februari 2016
‘What Do You Do?’ Poster Gallery @ Graphic Design Festival Breda 2015
Refugee Greetings @ Kunst in het Witte de Withkwartier, Rotterdam 11/13 Sept. 2015
Branding Europe @ European Parliament, Brussels – 12 November 2014
Free?! Culture – A One Day Journey into the Cultures of Sharing @ Tolhuistuin Amsterdam, December 2013

Publications

The Art School Reinvented – ‘The.Total.Library’ – December 2016
Stylink.nl; Lichting 2016 – ‘The.Total.Library’ – August 2016
Aether Magazine Issue #8 – ‘Refugee Greetings’ – November 2015
Gett Magazine Issue #7 – 2015
Gett Magazine Issue #6 – 2015
Gett Magazine Issue #5 – 2014
Gett Magazine Issue #4 – 2014
Free?! Culture – A One Day Journey into the Cultures of Sharing – December 2013
Picture This! ‘Het nieuws in infographics’ – March 2012

Prizes & Nominations

WdKA Drempelprijs (Threshold award) nomination – July 2016
WdKA Onderzoeksprijs (Research award) nomination – July 2016
North Sea Jazz 2016 Art Poster – July 2016
GDFB 2015 – ‘What Do You Do?’ Poster Competition – November 2015