Dutchman, art director, cross-disciplinary designer, printmaker and design educator Paul Wolterink works across a range of media. Wolterink believes that “Anything can function as a carrier for information”. His design vision is based on rapid, instinctive ‘design intuition’, resulting in strong communication and simple visual language, that quickly burns on the retina.
To be closer to his craft, and his love for tangible (graphic) design, Wolterink is increasingly focused on the joy and art of screen printing. He prints in limited editions, for non commissioned and commissioned works, offering this technique as both a service and a product. To clients who have an eye for subtle details, love for craftsmanship, and don’t directly have the need for automated printing methods.
He has worked (independently and in service) in graphic design on advertising campaigns, identities and design strategies for clients in cultural, social and commercial fields. Designed (motioned) identities for Dutch media broadcaster VPRO (Waskracht!, Holland Sport, Vrije Geluiden) and his love for interdisciplinary design found its way into film titling where both static and dynamic design merged together (Revolver Media, Geldof, Armadillo, NTR Kort).
Wolterink collaborates with musicians, performers and artists and became co-founder of self-dissolving record label 2419 in 2011. His short films, music videos and graphic designs have taken part in exhibitions around the world – from Japan’s Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, to MOTI (Graphic Design Museum) at Breda. His work is published in several design books, magazines and blogs (Items, Vormberichten Bno, ‘Logo’ by Laurence King, Wooster Collective, Selected A / Graphic Design From Europe and Fonk Mag).
As a visiting lecturer Wolterink teaches Typography and Typography in Motion at Utrecht School of the Arts, HKU, faculty Image Art and Media Technology. He has given workshops and seminars for institutions like Design Academy Eindhoven, HKU Utrecht and Kunstenaars en Co Amsterdam, and spoke at design institutions, from Design Museum London (Wim Crouwel, A Graphic Odyssey) to Pecha Kucha Amsterdam.
He studied traditional hand type and sign writing and completed a BA Graphic Design (under guidance of W. H. Lucas) at School of the Arts Utrecht. Wolterink works desk independent as a free range art director and has a base in Utrecht, The Netherlands.