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)

Work experience ︎︎︎
Freelance graphic designer
(jun 2018 – heden)

Graphic design internship
(feb 2021 – jun 2021)

Freelance graphic designer
(feb 2018 – oct 2018)

Studio Mooijman en Mittelberg
Graphic design internship
(aug 2017 – feb 2018)

Graphic design internship
(feb 2017 – jun 2017)

︎ contact@hannahkloosterman.nl
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︎ LinkedIn

︎︎︎ 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.