Billede af Joost Grootens
  • Fabrikmestervej 6

    1437 København K


  • Fabrikmestervej 6

    1437 Copenhagen K



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Personlig profil


Joost Grootens is a graphic designer, educator and researcher. Based in Amsterdam (NL) and Biel/Bienne (CH), his studio SJG designs books, maps, typefaces, spatial installations and digital information environments for publishers like Lars Müller Publishers, nai010 publishers, Phaidon press, educational and research institutes like ETH Zürich, Future Cities Laboratory Singapore, TU Munich, and museums like Astrup Fearnly Museet Oslo, Serpentine Galleries London, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven. SJG won numerous prizes for their designs. Among them the Golden Letter and two gold medals in the Best Book Design from all over the World competition, and twice the Dutch Design Award for Graphic Design. A monograph about SJG’s work titled I swear I use no art at all was published by 010 Publishers in 2010.

Grootens is Professor of Artistic Research in Visual Design at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. He is Head of the Master programme Information Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven, academic tutor at the Master Editorial Design of the Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche, Urbino, and previously an assistant professor at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts of Leiden University.

Grootens studied architectural design at Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and obtained his doctorate at Leiden University. A public edition of his dissertation Blind Maps and Blue Dots: The Blurring of the Producer-User Divide in the Production of Visual Information was published by Lars Müller Publishers in 2021. Grootens’ research addresses the transformation of the fields and practices of graphic design and mapmaking resulting from technological changes in tools to record, create, edit, produce and disseminate visual information.

Uddannelse (Akademiske kvalifikationer)

Artistic Research, PhD, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

1 jan. 201523 apr. 2020

Dimissionsdato: 23 apr. 2020

Architectural Design, Gerrit Rietveld Academie

1 sep. 199030 jun. 1995

Eksterne ansættelser

Assistant Professor, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

1 sep. 201931 dec. 2021

Academic Tutor, Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche

1 sep. 2018 → …

Head Master Programme Information Design, Design Academy Eindhoven

1 jan. 201130 jun. 2022


  • Grafiske og visuelle medier
  • Æstetik og form
  • Teknologi og digital design

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