Karen van de Kraats
Graphic Design Studio

Email info [at] karenvandekraats [dot] com
Telephone +31(0)6 21 482 481


Karen started her own design studio in 2005, based in Amsterdam, and works for a diverse range of cultural, institutional and commercial clients since.

The studio distinguishes itself in conceptual, editorial and typographical designs and looks for innovative solutions in the structuring and arrangement of the content. The dialogue between designer and client is an important part of the design-process. Therefor the end result is a relationship between form and content; but a friction between chaos and order. Materials, color and typography are playing an important role in this.

Karen van de Kraats studied Graphic Design at the Art Academy of Arnhem, The Netherlands. After graduating, she took a two-year master course at the Werkplaats Typografie.

Her work has been awarded with the Best Dutch Book Designs and nominated for the Rotterdam Design Awards and the Dutch Design Awards a.o.

Next to running her own studio, she teaches at the Art Academy of Arnhem (ArtEZ).

Over the years Karen have worked for and with

Academie voor Bouwkunst Arnhem
Adriaan Mellegers
Alain Delluc
Antoine Peters
Arnhem Design
Arnhem Mode Biënnale
Berlage Institute
Cream PR
Colour and Books
Dutch Fashion Foundation
El Rod
Fashion Institute Arnhem
Fellows design & advertising
Glamcult Studio
Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam
Lene ter Haar
Lotte Geeven
Marc Deurloo Photography
Marjolein de Rijk Photography
Mind Design
Mondriaan Foundation
NAi Publishers
Peter Greenaway
Saar Manders
Sandra Kassenaar
Vanessa van Dam
Veenman Publishers
Wiel Arets
World Fashion Centre
Zoo Productions

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