Johannes Verwoerd Studio is a creative studio, based in Amsterdam. We specialise in translating ideas into campaigns, installations, books, exhibitions, websites, apps and what not.

Depending on the specific demands of a project, we work with a team of experts to fit any question, budget or challenge.

If you want to exchange ideas or get a fresh perspective, lets talk.



Johannes Verwoerd (Amsterdam, 1985) is an artist / art director. After studying at the Royal Academy of Art, he founded his own design practice (Johannes Verwoerd Studio). His work is a mixture of self- initiated projects and commissions, in which he alternately takes on the role of initiator, editor, art director and designer.

Typography and language are recurring themes in Verwoerd’s work. In his daily practice, he researches new ways of creating letters that are different from the font or typeface as we know it. In his work, language becomes fluid, interactive, adaptive and alive.

With a strong preference for the conceptual, he creates a world where a condom-wrapping can be a work of art, a drawing can be a logo, and a movement becomes an identity.



Expertise

animation
art direction
concept
campaign
editorial design
exhibition design
identity
installations
interventions
motion
typedesign
UX

interns

The studio occasionally takes interns for a minimum of three months. Please send your portfolio and motivation to us by e-mail.

clients include

Atelier Néerlandais
AVL Mundo (Atelier Van Lieshout)
Dutch Embassy, Paris
Dutch Foundation for Literature
Centraal Museum
Elephant Magazine
Frame Publishers
Fries Museum
Kunstmuseum Den Haag

Netherlands Environmental
Assessment Agency
Pleinvrees
Royal Library
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
VPRO
VPRO Gids

collaborations

International Silence
Mals Media
Studio van Onna
XPEX
Random Studio

selected press

Vice
The Creator
Volkskrant
NRC
VPRO Gids
Harpers Bazaar

Trouw
Parool
FD
Uitkrant
Museumvisie
Museumtijdschrift

teaching

2016 Guest teaching | Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague
2018 Guest teaching | Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague

lectures

2016 The Biology of Type | Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague
2018 What To Sing When You Don't Know The Song | École de Recherche Graphique, Brussels
2019 Portfolio presentation | BNO Utrecht, Kapitaal
2020 Zefir7: Typographic Playground | BNO Den Haag, Stroom

prizes / grants

2009 VPRO Cover Contest
2011 Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB
2013 Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB
2014 Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, project commission
2016 Nederlands Letterenfonds, project commission
2018 Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, several project commissions