ABOUT MAYRA

My name is Mayra Slagboom, a 21-year-old Amsterdam based graphic designer, writer and visual researcher. In the summer of 2021 I will graduate from the University of Arts Utrecht with a BA in Graphic Design.

The human story and perspective form my greatest inspiration: most of my projects start with an experience, dream or memory. Composing these narratives are my way of organizing knowledge into meaningful structures. I have an inexhaustible interest in the powerful and magical tools called ‘words’. Therefore language, typography and (my own) written poems, articles and narratives play a big part in all of my projects.

My visual language is often described as poetic, minimalistic and subtle. I have a strong preference for print and book design, although the final form does not necessarily follow any confined set of ideas. I like my design practice to be project-based and I strive for the principle that form follows function: finding that right balance between aesthetics and functional communication is a constant challenge I love to undertake.

If you have an interesting project, idea, question, proposal, good story or comment: please feel encouraged to contact me!


EDUCATION

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht
Graphic Design (BA)
2017 - 2021

HKU University of the Arts Urecht
Preperatory Course Fine Art and Design
2016 - 2017




EXPERIENCE

Junior designer at Kummer & Herrman 
2021 - present

Diverse freelance work
2020 - present

Internship
Kummer & Herrman 
2020

Student Panel
Best Verzorgde Boeken 2019  (The Best Dutch Book Designs 2019)
2019 - present

Exhibition
Archive Live
Academiegalerie
Utrecht

2019


Exhibition
Echt_Def_2
Academiegalerie
Utrecht
2019


Designer at Bluefield agency 2018-2020

Exhibition
RECLAIM THE STREETS!
Poster Gallery
The Hague;
3sec Gallery
Breda 
2018


CONTACT

E-mail:
mayraslagboom@gmail.com
Phone: 
+ 31 6 48 202 886