Ekhiñe is a multidisciplinary designer with a focus on communication design. Through a concept-driven approach and a research-based process, she develops distinctive visual languages that are based on the use of bold, playful and flexible visual systems.As a co-founder of the Amsterdam-based design studio What The, she creates content, design and art direction for brands, campaigns, photoshoots, websites and editorial projects, and works internationally for clients in the cultural and commercial fields. For collaborations get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Master 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 Two Points.Net, De Designpolitie, What Design Can Do and Thonik, as well as collaborated with agencies such as Vruchtvlees.
services• Consultingcontent advice, communication strategy, creative direction• Brandingnaming, visual identities, logotypes, custom typefaces, brand narratives, signage• Campaignsconcept development, creative & art direction, graphic design, on- and off-line communication, environmental design, set design• Editorial designbooks, magazines, catalogues, annual reports, zines• Digital mediawebsites, microsites, social media, newsletters
awards• 2018 — Innovation Award by the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security• 2019 — Bronze Lamp at ADCN Dutch Creativity Awards in the Design/Brand category• 2019 — European Design Awards nomination in the category Brand–Integrated Identity Applications• 2019 — European Design Awards nomination in the category Poster Seriesexhibitions• 2017. PLAY at Hutspot, during Dutch Design Week • 2019. Dutch Creativity Festivalfeatures and publications• Dezeen• Interactive Design for Screen, by Sandu Publishing• AIGA Eye on Design• Dutch Design Daily• Eye 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)