Hannah Kloosterman, graphic designer based in Rotterdam (NL)

     Hello! My name is Hannah Kloosterman and I am a graphic designer based in Rotterdam.
     I’d like to see myself as a designer of stories. I am fascinated by other cultures and people whom I not always necessarily associate with at first sight. I like to make these stories, which often have subjects that can be complicated, manageable. For me the greatest strength of design is simplifying and getting a grip on complex reality and giving others insight into it. This translates into designs with a love for typography and paper.

Education ︎︎︎ Willem de Kooning Academy, Graphic Design
(2018 - 2022) 
Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht, Grafische Vormgeving
(2015 - 2018)

Internships ︎︎︎
(feb 2021 - jun 2021)
Studio Mooijman en Mittelberg
(aug 2017 - feb 2018)
(feb 2017 - jun 2017)

︎ hannah@kloosterman.nu
︎ Instagram

︎︎︎ 2018 / A zine where I compared the work of feminist artists Deva Pardue and the Guerrilla Girls.

︎︎︎ 2021 / A mile wide, an inch deep is a (hybrid) publication in which I collected research to help understanding my own obsession with news, struggles with information overload and how to possibly overcome these two phenomenons. The publication is both physical and online.

︎︎︎ 2022 / In my graduation project Hidden Seams, I researched how (gender) bias affects the historical narrative and what including female histories entails. I translated this into a physical installation which carries inverted garments with the research embroidered onto the garments. The research document that I wrote as part of my project was nominated for the research awards of the WdKA

︎︎︎ 2017 / Internship report Note to Self  from my time as an intern at Autobahn in Utrecht. 

︎︎︎ 2018 / Internship report Connecting the Dots  from my time as an intern at Studio Mooijman en Mittelberg in the Hague.

︎︎︎ 2020 / Identity for the Graduation Show campaign of 2020 of the Willem de Kooning Academy. 
In collaboration with Georgina Henry, Meeuwis Aalberts, Ymar de Jong and Wouter Oomen.

︎︎︎ 2018 / Selection of posters created with the restriction of typography-only.

︎︎︎ 2022 / Image creation and bookcover design for JACK.