Ekhiñe is an Amsterdam-based designer focusing on communication design. Through a concept-driven approach and a research-based process, she develops distinctive visual languages characterized by the use of flexible visual systems, and by the quest for simple, bold and playful outcomes.As the co-founder of the What The studio, Ekhiñe creates design, content and art direction for brands, campaigns, photoshoots, websites, exhibitions and editorial projects, and engages in ongoing collaborations with artists, photographers, curators, designers, architects and institutions.While helping commissioners and collaborators to communicate with their audiences, her work aims to add value to the contemporary design landscape.Ekhiñe is always open to collaborations and meeting new people. Drop her a line at email@example.com
bioEkhiñe studied Audiovisual Communication at The University of the Basque Country and Aarhus University in Denmark. Upon graduation she moved to Barcelona where she studied a Masters degree in Film Art Direction at ESCAC Film School and Graphic Design at Bau School of Design.
Before co-founding What The, Ekhiñe worked as an art director for films and music videos and as a graphic designer at different design studios including Two Points.Net, De Designpolitie, What Design Can Do and Thonik, and she has collaborated as a freelance designer with agencies such as Vruchtvlees.
awards2020 – European Design Awards Winner – Bronze in the category Brand–Integrated Identity Applications2019 — Bronze Lamp at ADCN Dutch Creativity Awards in the Design/Brand category2019 — European Design Awards nomination in the category Brand–Integrated Identity Applications2019 — European Design Awards nomination in the category Poster Series2018 — Innovation Award by the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Securityexhibitions2020 — (upcoming) Dutch Design Week2019 — Dutch Creativity Festival2017 — PLAY at Hutspot, during Dutch Design Week features and publicationsDezeenInteractive Design for Screen, by Sandu PublishingAIGA Eye on DesignDutch Design DailyEye Magazine
current and recent clientsAmsterdam University of the Arts (AHK), Sharp Type, Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM), What Design Can Do, Netherlands Theater Festival, Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival, Veem House for Performance, Imagine Film Festival, Toneelgroep Oostpool, Nieuw Utrechts Toneel, Makers Unite, Circus Treurdier, Ben & Jerry's, Albert Heijn, Claudy Jongstra
past clientsMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, Dekmantel Festival, De Appel Arts Center, CitizenM, Manifesta Biennale, Power Station of Art, Urbanism\Architecture Bi-city Biennale, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA), Koninkjlijk Conservatorium, Maven Publishing, Sonsbeek, de Kunstenbond, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (AHK), Socialistische Partij (SP)