Studio ilse van klei is a graphic design studio specialized in visual identities, books, magazines and prints.

The studio consists of Ilse van Klei, Bas Rellum and a network of freelance experts.

Bas Rellum, Ilse van Klei, SIVK, studio ilse van klei
The essence distinctively visualized

Sounds big? It is. But that’s exactly what makes the difference. We’re passionate about translating the essence of an organization, brand or story, and let it stand out visually. A fitting design, both in form and content. We’re always after idiosyncrasy, because that makes an impression last.

Love for print, eye for detail

We love ink and paper. We love details. We love strong typography, contrast, tactility and smart finishings.

To refine the character of the design, we carefully combine options for paper, ink and processing. The result is highly tactile printed matter. Experience and craftsmanship ensure that we know exactly what to research while focusing on attention, experiment and quality. Our ongoing curiosity continues to make our work a true pleasure.


We work for large and small clients in art and culture, semi-government, science, property development, hospitality and retail.

Want to work with us? Let’s meet in person. Call, mail or visit.

Awards & media


2024 / European Design Award / Self Promotion
2023 / International Creative Media Award – Award of Excellence / Magazines B2C
2023 / International Creative Media Award Silver / Identities (project coming soon)
2023 / International Creative Media Award Bronze / Packaging (project coming soon)
2023 / Fritz Gottschalk Award 2023, The Museum of Avant-garde / SIVK HNY ’22 (project coming soon)
2022 / International Creative Media Award – Award of Excellence / Book Cover
2021 / International Creative Media Award Silver / Corona
2020 / International Creative Media Award Gold / Magazines Print
2020 / International Creative Media Award Bronze / Book Cover
2018 / International Corporate Design Award Gold / Logo
2018 / International Creative Media Award Gold / Magazine Concept
2017 / Antalis Award / Uitnodiging


Featured work

2025 / The Museum of Avant-Garde Switzerland, permanent contemporary collection (project coming soon)
2023 / Groot Rotterdams Atelierweekend 2023, Square Dot Prints
2022 / Niche Rotterdam, in store exhibition, Square Dot Prints
2021 / Publieke Werken, exhibition and publication
2021 / Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museum for Architecture, Design & Digital Culture, RAW exhibition / Antalis cards
2021 / Algemene beschouwingen, poster Dutch elections 2021
2020 / Margreeth Olsthoorn, in store exhibition / Square Dot Prints
2020 / Publieke Werken exhibition and publication / Square Dot Print 01_022
2019 / Great Dutch Art Calendar
2016 / Great Rotterdam Art Calendar
2014 / Great Rotterdam Art Calendar

The Monsterkamer interviewed us about paper, have a closer read on this expansive topic here. The article was later published in the magazine Print Matters.


Photo’s: Manuela Porceddu