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1087 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M6J 1H3


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Showcasing work from seven top Dutch design studios. Featuring guest speaker Liza Enebeis, Creative Director at Studio Dumbar.

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Join The Advertising & Design Club of Canada on September 18th for Design Netherlands - a showcase of Dutch design.

Design Netherlands will feature an exhibit of graphic design work from seven top Dutch design studios.

Exhibit curator Liza Enebeis, Creative Director at Studio Dumbar, will also speak at the event.

Exhibit participants include: 75B, Hansje van Halem, KesselsKramer, Michiel Schuurman, Studio Dumbar, Studio Joost Grootens, thonik.

This event is supported by The Kingdom of the Netherlands.


6:00 pm - Doors open

6:45 pm - Guest speaker Liza Enebeis

7:45pm - Liza Enebeis talk ends

9:30 pm - End of event

Please note: Event schedule is subject to change.


Non-Members - $20

ADCC Members - $10

Prices subject to tax and Eventbrite fees. Maximum 1 ticket per member at the ADCC Member discounted rate.

ADCC MEMBERS: Enter your email address as a promotional code to access your discounted ticket.


Liza Enebeis

Liza is the Creative Director at Studio Dumbar. Studio Dumbar (part of Dept) is an award winning international agency with a Dutch heritage, specialising in visual branding.

Liza is directly involved with all main projects such as the visual identity for the Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, NGO Alzheimer Nederland and Transavia airlines.

She is an MA Design graduate from the Royal College of Art, London. Before joining Studio Dumbar she worked for Pentagram London for several years.

Liza gives lectures and workshops around the world and is regularly invited as a jury member. As of 2018 she has been elected member into the prestigious design association AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale.


The Design Netherlands exhibit will feature work from the following studios and individuals.


75B is a collaboration of Dutch designers and artists Rens Muis (Rotterdam, 1974) and Pieter Vos (Utrecht, 1971). 75B was found in 1997 after Vos and Muis met at the Willem de Kooning Art Academy in Rotterdam. Their work consists of both commissioned and autonomous works. Started with a predilection for small-scale subcultural initiatives a body of work grew that also persuaded more prestigious art organisations to engage 75B’s works. Their work has been described as conceptual, simple, no-nonsense, ironical and tongue-in-cheek. Their works have been exhibited all over the world and has been recognized by several awards and nominations. Muis and Vos have taught and lectured on many (international) Art Academies. 75B now works with assisting designers and artists together in their studio based in an old Paint Factory in Rotterdam.

Hansje van Halem

Graphic designer Hansje van Halem (1978) gathered recognition with her distinctive typography and geometric, almost psychedelic illustrations built on complex patterns. Van Halem digitally scratches, draws or weaves her letters and designs stamps, posters and illustrations. Her design-experiments sometimes lead to commissioned applications for public space, including a border fence at the Dutch Schiphol Airport. Her work is in the collection of museum, amongst others Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), Museum Meermanno / House of the Book (NL) and Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (CH). Since 2017 Hansje is the head designer of music festival Lowlands.


Established in 1996, KesselsKramer is an independent, communications agency in Amsterdam, London and Los Angeles with about 50 people of 10 different nationalities.

From film to digital, we make every piece of work social, in the very origins of the word (society), something that can engage and become part of a community, rather than just rack up “likes”. We make content that is human and risk taking. Relevant yet irreverent communication that helps our clients drive business, build loyal communities and reshape mindsets.

Every assignment is a start-up. We produce an effective and prolific output of solutions that blur the boundaries between culture, commerce, content and collaboration. All within the start-up mentality, aiming to make the most effective use of budgets, assets and our teamʼs multidisciplinary talent.

Michiel Schuurman

Michiel Schuurman graduated from the renowned graphic design department of Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2002. As a graphic artist, he specializes in typography, pattern and poster design, embracing a fearless and bold approach.

After graduating, Schuurman’s career took off with his remarkable poster design – challenging the medium’s restrictions and communicative value. Boundaries between the second and third dimension are pushed, blurred and combined into original typographic statements. Hacking the prismatic colour wheel, Schuurman creates new colour schemes that have strong references to pop-culture – cartoons, graffiti and skateboarding. ​

Many of his designs are part of public collections including the one of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. His illustrations have been featured in publications such as tech-magazine Wired and the Dutch quality newspaper De Volkskrant among others. Currently, Schuurman is interested in applying his skills in the third dimension – ranging from collaborations in exhibition design to fashion.

Studio Dumbar

Studio Dumbar (part of Dept) is an international branding agency specialised in visual identity and communication design. Our portfolio encompasses a variety of clients; both large and small – from business and government to cultural and non-profit.

Studio Joost Grootens

The digital age has profoundly changed the way we produce, share and use information. As the traditional intermediaries between editors and readers, designers of information have to establish a new balance between these forces. In doing so, they need to redefine their own position as well. Next to designing digital information environments, maps, typefaces and spatial installations SJG works primarily in the field of book design. We are constantly challenged to develop appropriate formats that justify the production of printed material, acknowledging the growing need for visual representation of data. The books we make present knowledge, but they also question the relevance of typologies such as catalogues, indexes and atlases as part of an ongoing research process. We like to deal with complexity, showing that it is a misconception to assume that something complex should look complicated. SJG works for readers.


thonik is the Amsterdam based collective of designers, led by designers Nikki Gonnissen and Thomas Widdershoven. thonik offers their clients a visual voice that sets apart and differentiates: providing pole position.

thonik has its roots firmly planted in society, willing to actively engage in the dialogue of what is right and what is fair. We seek to change the world. One design at a time.

We specialize in visual communication, graphic identity, interaction and motion design.


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