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. 

 

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education:

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

 

Bonaventuracollege

Leiden | VWO level | Specialization in Culture & Society

2003-2009

 

 

internships:

Tinkebell. | Amsterdam

Research

2016

 

Jan Rothuizen | Amsterdam

Research & Illustration

2013

 

 

work experience:

Risograph workshop

Student assistent

2019

 

BAK, Basis voor Actuele Kunst

Host

2018

 

Studio Sammy Hemerik

Freelance Designer

2014-now

 

 

exhibitions:

Overfull Emptiness | MA Exhibition KMD

Bergen, Norway

2020

 

The Affluenza Center for Overconsumption | Kunstlageret

Bergen, Norway

2019

 

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

2014

 

TENT.TOON | Werkspoor

kathedraal | Utrecht | 2013

 

Cinedans | Eye

Amsterdam | 2013

 

HQ | Academie Galerie

Utrecht | 2012

 

 

clients:

Dyrekassen

University of Bergen (UiB)

Kunstlageret

University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU)

Gemeente Utrecht

Universiteit Utrecht

Kuub.//Creative Agency

brÜder

In Leiden Huren

Hard//hoofd

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
info0701181422@sammyhemerik.nl

overfull emptiness (1)

2018-2020

What are the potentials of boredom in a world that is characterized by an accelerating time? And how can design be used to question a society in which boredom tends to be avoided?

Through visual research this project reveals a collectively, paradoxical approach towards boredom. By generating critical questions that stimulate thinking about the need for appreciation of boredom this project opens up a way towards revaluation.

The project aims to translate the complexity of the problem in such a way that the issue becomes accessible, tangible, perceptible and understandable. By the use of speculative design, a tool is created to communicate it and to form and involve an audience. The project exists in collaboration in which the design functions as an invitation to participate in the process of critical thinking.

What do we actually plan in our overfull agendas? And what do we wish to plan in the agenda of the future?

For a link to the full thesis please send an email to info@sammyhemerik.nl