Sammy Hemerik is an independent multidisciplinary designer, based in the Netherlands. With a background in graphic design and design research, she balances visual communication with graphic sensibility to create thoughtfully executed solutions. Her work has a social-cultural approach and through visual research she strives for critical thinking in major social issues and this is where her work meets other disciplines. 


KVK: 67198538




work experience:

Studio Sammy Hemerik

Visual research & design

2014 — 2023


Impact Hub Amsterdam

Visual design

2022 — 2023


Risograph workshop

Student assistent



BAK, Basis voor Actuele Kunst

Host events





University of Bergen (UiB) | Fakultet for Kunst, Musikk og Design (KMD) | Bergen, Norway

Master of Design | Visual Communication

2018 — 2020


University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) | Utrecht

Bachelor of Graphic Design | 2010 — 2014


Academie Voque | Amsterdam | Certificate in fashion styling | 2009 — 2010



Leiden | VWO level | Specialization in Culture & Society

2003 — 2009




Tinkebell. | Amsterdam




Jan Rothuizen | Amsterdam

Research & Illustration





Overfull Emptiness | MA Exhibition KMD

Bergen, Norway



The Affluenza Center for Overconsumption | Kunstlageret

Bergen, Norway



Power Object | KMD

Bergen, Norway | 2018 


50% | De Stadstuin

Utrecht | 2018 


50% | Koffie&Ik

Utrecht | 2017


50% | Rabarber

Utrecht | 2017


50% | KEEK

Utrecht 2017


Liminal Space | Academie Galerie | Utrecht | 2015


Liminal Space | Salone

Del Mobile | Milan | 2015


204426509 | Alumni exhibition HKU | Utrecht



TENT.TOON | Werkspoor

kathedraal | Utrecht | 2013


Cinedans | Eye

Amsterdam | 2013


HQ | Academie Galerie

Utrecht | 2012





University of Bergen (UiB)


University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU)

Gemeente Utrecht

Universiteit Utrecht

Kuub.//Creative Agency


In Leiden Huren


KEEK Organic Eatery

AFS Nederland

GGD Hollands Midden

Find us in Slumberland

Hannekes Boom

Vergulden Eenhoorn

Meneer Nieges

Cannibal Royale

Franjo Studio

For questions, inquiries and collaborations feel free to contact:

Studio Sammy Hemerik
Visual Research & Design

re-move, sand!

‘Re-move, sand!’ tells the story of earthly materials that are continuously circulated by humans. The performance creates a potent image of the futility of human efforts in relation to long-term geophysical processes in shaping land and seascapes, and the necessity to cooperate instead of trying to dominate these processes. Inspired by the daily dredging of the Waddensea between barrier island Ameland and the mainland, ‘Re-move, sand!’ asks the audience to partake in moving sand. In doing so, the audience can decide to stay within the rhythms of late capitalist restless efficiency, or can experiment with observing and cooperating with sand’s recalcitrance to this tempo. The installation invites participants to play with alternative ways of seeing sand time and the future in the light of the Waddensea’s dynamics. Within this constellation, we wonder what moving with sand would look like and enact and how participants materially intervene in ways to decentre capitalistic desires. We explore how the audience is (already) participating and complicit in shaping sandscapes the energy used to re-move earthly materials.

In collaboration with Marieke Meesters.

Made possible by the Hendrik Muller Fonds.