Lyanne Tonk is a graphic design studio based in Amsterdam [NL]. The work is conceptual as well as intuitive. Trying to tell stories with works, and to get the viewer into a contemplative state of mind. With a believe in a refined way of designing, in which materials and typography are important elements.

Design in a nutshell contains graphic design, printed matter, autonomous projects, identities, art-direction, design concepts, 3D, questions, collaborations, tactility, visual storytelling and typography. 

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ACTA–115
Louwesweg 1
1066EA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+316 11422 807


Education & Design experience:
2016 Designer at Das Mag, Amsterdam [NL]
2015 Asterisk Summerschool Tallinn [EE]
2014 Isia Urbino/Werkplaats Typografie summerschool, Urbino [IT]
2013 Co-founder at Kapitaal
Utrecht, A 600m2 place full of silkscreen, exhibitions, workshops, talkshows, flexworkspaces, parties and ping-pong.
2009–2013 BA Graphic Design, Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, HKU [NL]
2008–2009 Pre-education Visual Arts and design, Academie Minerva, Groningen [NL]

Teaching:
2019 Design Project, HKU [NL]
2018 Design Project, HKU [NL]
2016 Assistant-Teacher Typography, HKU [NL]
2016 Workshop Indesign Master Interior Design, HKU [NL]
2015 Graphic Advertisting Design, Art Materials & Illustration, Inforation Gathering, Corporate Identity teaching, MIADA, Chongqing, [CN]
2014 Seminar Imagening Tomorrow, HKU [NL]
2013 Assistant-Teacher Typography, HKU [NL]
2013 Seminar Imagening Tomorrow, HKU [NL]

Publication and Exhibitions:
2020 Exhibition Franklin, NIOD, Amsterdam
2019 Exhibition Franklin, Vrijthof, Maastricht
2019 Exhibition Franklin, Bevrijdingsmuseum, Groesbeek
2019 Interview on Monsterkamer about paper
2019 7 days on Fontanel
2017 Interview on AIGA Eye for design
2017 Spread in calendar book by Stichting Print
2016 Interview on Swine Daily
2014 Exhibition KO150 Pictura Gallery
2014 Publication in ID-Pure (Swiss) magazine, issue 33
2013 Fontanel Young talent expo

Honors & Awards:
2019 Best Dutch Book Designs (Franklin)
2016 Bronze, Leipzig Buchmesse, best books of the world (Het meest geloofde sprookje)
2015 Best Dutch Book Designs (Het meest geloofde sprookje)
2013 Fontanel Young Talent
2013 Best graduation thesis, Hku 

Selection of clients:
AORTA/Dag van de Architectuur, Augustin Rebetez, Das Mag, De Dakhaas, De Speld, European Cultural Foundation, Expodium, Geestdrift, Hogeschool voor de kunsten Utrecht, Kapitaal, Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam, Kulturstiftung Schloss Agathenburg, Le Guess Who?, NOS Met het oog op morgen, NS Nedtrain, Pluim, ROSE Stories, SAS, Superfirm, SSFB, De Vormforensen.

Pictures mainly made by: Michiel Spijkers