ARK - Atelier Roosje Klap


Roosje Klap set up a studio for visual communication, graphic design, and typography. ARK is the acronym of Atelier Roosje Klap, an Amsterdam-based design studio that adapts to any type of assignment. ARK works with a festive team of regular collaborators from all over the world. We satisfy design needs, from the monumental to the minuscule. The research-based interdisciplinary design approach enables ARK to challenge graphic design boundaries and create new forms of communication.

Klap is head of the Graphic Design Department at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague and with Niels Schrader, co-head of the master program Non-Linear Narrative. In Summer 2014, Klap initiated Design Displacement Group, a design research collective in which 15 designers from various levels, cultures, disciplines, and nationalities collaborate on different, often self-initiated projects in changing compositions. She is a sought-after speaker at conferences and gives workshops at academies worldwide. Klap is chairman of the board at Valiz Publishers, member of the board of governors for the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, and board member of the Wim Crouwel Institute. Furthermore, Roosje Klap is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Leiden, Humanities faculty / Academy for Creating and Performing Arts (ACPA).