HNNH is a graphic design company, established in 2006. HNNH works on commissioned design projects for a diverse range of clients varying from those in the cultural field to commercial companies. Always supported by enthusiastic interns and in collaboration with talented colleagues.


Profile

Hannah Petra Bonjer
Born March 10th 1981
Dutch

Since 2006, I’ve greatly enjoyed working passionately as an independent graphic designer. In my projects you’ll see focus on visual communication in print (books), textile and signing. At my office, I love leading and inspiring my team, drawing up a concept and organizing this with a fluent workflow using straightforward presentations.

My preferences are systematics and a clear manner of communication. Meanwhile I will always intuitively search for a sensitive human approach within a team as well as within assignments. This way of working arises from qualities I recognise within my own personality: one of my strengths is being able to combine my rational side and my emotional one.

In my projects I make myself plunge into the deep end, challenging myself to get down to the core of the matter. For me, form follows content. I’m eager to find visual solutions to every question and to execute projects with extreme precision.

 

Education

2003 – 2006
Design Academy Eindhoven, Department of Visual Communication
Graduated Cum Laude.

2000 – 2002
Industrial Design, Technical University Delft
Finished propedeuse (foundation year) successfully July 2001.

1994 – 2000
Athenaeum (A levels), de Vrije School, The Hague
Dutch, English, Mathematics B, Physics, Chemistry, History, Drawing and History of Arts

2010
Masterclass Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
‘Follow the money’; a master class (A level) where multidisciplinary teams visual discuss the database in a narrative form. 2 months full time.


Work Experience

2006 – present
Studio HNNH

2006 – present
HENK Design office
After years of successful friendly collaborations, Kim Hemmes and I decided to combine our knowledge, experience and creative drive by launching our joint venture, HENK Design Office. An obvious added benefit of this venture was our ability to pool our respective freelance client databases. www.henkdesignoffice.com

2009 – 2012
Bureau Wijkwiskunde
Founder of this advice and design company. The company developed a brand new own methodology and way of visualization for social- and space issues. The company does research, gives advice, co-creates, designs concepts and executes projects in order to improve living areas for clients. Examples include city councils, government, housing companies and welfare organisations. Share sold end 2012. www.wijkwiskunde.nl

2009 – 2011
Think Tank’s participations
Freelance creative consultant. Design-driven solutions in a multidisciplinary team for various of companies including ING’s LABminds, Holland Casino, City Council of Eindhoven and magazines, for example “Items”. Teams were made up of, for example, anthropologists, film makers and economists. We discussed issues such as cultural diversity, how to incorporate a changing clientele within a company, and new fresh ways of looking to the future and developing future strategies.


Knowledge

Languages
Dutch (native language), English (fluent) and Italian (fluent)
Skills
Mac – Adobe Design Package, Microsoft Office. Full, clean Dutch driver’s license
Interests
Cross fit, jogging, yoga, architecture, photography and fashion, delicious food.


P
rizes & Nominations

Winner
Overijssel Heritage Design Awards (OE-DA 2011)
Both Public and Jury prize for a pattern design, developed into a Dutch tea towel collection
Startstipendium - Subsidy of Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam
Graduation Work was nominated for various prizes.