︎ Studio Gipsplaat ︎ Gijs Molenaar 

Gijs Molenaar is a designer based in Utrecht,
The Netherlands. As a designer he is interested in constructions and materialism. With deep influences from his direct environment he tells stories about everyday objects, what they mean, how they work and how we can use them in a different way. By creating new functions and decomposing context he creates new objects, constructions and stories.

With a focus on shape he seeks the edge between spatial and graphic design. Where concept, function and simplicity are central in order to get a better grip on the complexity in the world.
Publications and exhibitions2023 | Utrecht Queer Culture Festival - Kargadoor, Utrecht

2023 | Laten we het beestje gewoon bij de naam noemen, Rozet, Arnhem

2022 | Vincent op Vrijdag, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

2022 | Exposure HKU, Kapitaal, Utrecht

2022 | Daglicht, The Grey Space, Den-Haag

2022 | Het Seksfestival, Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht

2020 | ABRI Magazine, Academiegalerie, Utrecht

2020 | Multiplicity, LE:EN Utrecht

2020 | EKSPO, HKU Media, Utrecht

Work experience
2022—2022 | Co-founder, HALFNAAKT

2021—2021 | Creative intern, VOOS, Amsterdam

2021—2021 | Creative intern, Studio Daan Wubben

2017—2023 | Graphic designer & marketing, Triott Group B.V

2016—2016 | Creative intern, Thingks

2016—2016 | Creative intern, Deep journey Events

Education2018—2022 | Graphic Design, University of Arts Utrecht (HKU)

2021—2022 | Spatial Design minor, University of Arts Utrecht (HKU)

2014—2017 | Grafisch lyceum Rotterdam

Photography by Anna Perger ︎︎︎

Don’t hesitate to get in touch for
inquiries, collaborations or just to say hi ︎

E  gijs-molenaar@hotmail.com
M +316 202 88596

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