Communication Designer & Design Researcher
(based in Rotterdam, NL)


Hannah Kansy (she/her) works as a Communication Designer and Design Researcher. With a multidisciplinary approach, her work ranges from the conception, design and production of books, magazines, visual identities, digital experiences, and exhibition spaces. She is part of the interdisciplinary design collective whywhynot and currently based in Rotterdam, NL.





︎︎︎Fields of work

◦ Artistic Research
◦ Concept Development
◦ Editorial & Book Design
◦ Branding & Identity
◦ Spatial Installations
◦ Signage & Wayfinding
◦ Printed Matters,
    Experimental Print Techniques



︎︎︎Education

2020 – 2022
◦ MA Information Design
Design Academy Eindhoven
Eindhoven, Netherlands

2018
◦ BA Visual Design
KADK Royal Danish Academy
of Fine Arts

Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 – 2019
◦ BA Communication Design
HfG Hochschule für Gestaltung
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany



︎︎︎Experience

Current:
◦ Freelance Communication
Designer for clients in the cultural fields,
such as: Nieuwe Instituut, PlaceBased,
Design Academy Eindhoven, Ketter&Co,
Koehorst in't Veld, Deutscher Kunstbuchverlag,
etc.

2023 – Current:
◦ Whywhynot
Interdisciplinary Design Collective
Rotterdam, Netherlands

2023 – Current:
◦ Critical Reviewer
MA Information Design Department
Design Academy Eindhoven
Eindhoven, Netherlands

2020
◦ Podimo
Denmark & Germany

2019 – 2020
◦ Bureau Johannes Erler
Hamburg, Germany

2017 – 2018
◦ Heine/Lenz/Zizka
Berlin, Germany

2014 – 2015
◦ Hirmer Publishers
Munich, Germany



︎︎︎Talks / Workshops

19 April 2024
A House For Home,
Graphic Design / Typography Workshop
Vlaardingen, Netherlands

19 February 2024

◦ Generator Poolbar, Talk
Hohenems, Austria


27 October 2022
◦ ‘Ecological Domination’, Panel Talk
Arena, Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven, Netherlands

23 October 2021
◦ After-Monument (Moderation)
Arena, Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven, Netherlands



︎︎︎Exhibitions

15 – 21 April 2024
◦ ‘Pressing Matters’
with whywhynot collective
Milan Design Week, Italy

3 – 4 February 2024
◦ ‘Pressing Matters’
with whywhynot collective
Art Week at Keilwerf 2
Rotterdam, Netherlands

9 September – 8 October 2023
◦ ‘Vrouwen en het veen’
Part of the exhibition ‘We made it’
at Arti et Amicitiae
Amsterdam, Netherlands

22 October – 30 October 2022
◦ ‘The Crowded Sea’
at DDW, Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven, Netherlands

16 October – 24 October 2021
◦ ‘Scales of Access’
at DDW, Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven, Netherlands

17 October – 13 December 2020
◦ ‘Internationals In The City’
Poster Exhibition
at Van Abbe Museum
Eindhoven, Netherlands





© 2024 Forever under construction

Studio Kansy 
Rotterdam, Netherlands 
VAT ID: NL004568860B88



Feel free to drop a message: hello@hannahkansy.com