Marije de Haas

Marije de HaasLecturer in communication design, graphic designer
Phone: +46 70 217 4104


One of the few staff members at UID that has not been educated here. I am originally from the Netherlands (the 'Holland' part), I studied graphic design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. After that I moved to the UK, London, where I obtained my MA in Communication Design at Central St. Martins. Enjoying London, I stayed for nearly 15 years and set up a multi-media design agency with a bunch of friends; Bullet. In 2010 I moved to a very, very small place about 70km north of Umeå; Floda, on a bit of a whim. My partner and I bought an old farm and turned it into our home and a design research centre (Floda 31), and of course I now also work at this wonderful place.

What I do at UID

I teach communication design (in the widest sense) across most of the courses held here, so it's really nice to get to know everyone and their work. I am also responsible for organising the Wednesday lectures (lectures of varied topics on - you guessed it - wednesdays). Additionally  I design the occassional communication material for the school.

Talk to me about

I love developing concepts in any medium or form. What is your big idea, and how will you go about designing it?

Talk to me about 2D communication, typography, pictograms, information design, exhibition design, guerilla marketing, dealing with clients and dealing with deadlines.

I am starting a design research project of my own dealing with the subject of Dementia, so if you have any thoughts on that, I'd love to hear them too.

Marije de Haas

Pictolution, one of a series of prints designed bij Marije, available at the Bildmuseet art shop

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