Atelier Brenda (BE)
Brenda is a merged alter ego for two female designers - Nana Esi & Sophie Keij. Their practice is primarily a collaboration and a role play in which they focus on graphic design and creative direction. There is a continuous interaction between the cognitive and the subconscious. Their approach to graphic design is formed by a combination of nostalgia, tradition, zeitgeist and method acting. General themes and returning practices are experience, research, spacial design, dreams, spirituality and the ethereal and playful typography.
During their residency, they are researching design methodology that is focussed on sustainability in graphic design, applied to the Jan Van Eyck Academy as subject matter.