NIESSEN: Richard Niessen (Edam-Volendam, 1972) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1996, Richard works on a body of work with a strong preference for print, graphics and music, with an ever-expanding vocabulaire of (homemade) letters, sign systems and ornaments inviting the viewer to wander, guess and hopefully find. www.richard-niessen.nl

AND: Niessen & de Vries complement each other as individual designers and work together as a team on projects including their series 1:1:1.

DE VRIES: Esther de Vries (1974, The Hague) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1998. Esther is specialised in book- and the more spacious areas of design. Through her meticulous working method, which consists of constantly reviewing and questioning the project at hand, she presents its content in a way that reinforces its diversity and richness, rather than simplifying it. www.esther-de-vries.nl