Atelier ‘Brenda’ is a restless female designer who lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Born in Ghent in 2012, she is the merged alter ego of two independent creative directors—Nana Esi and Sophie Keij—whose body of work is characterised by the spontaneous nature of design and the dynamic interplay between the conscious and the subconscious. In her practice, she continuously seeks to explore and deepen her understanding of the murky world we live in, engaged by surpassing disciplines and tweaking reality.

Contact us for inquiries that are made to measure.

    Collaborations & Clients
Damien & The Love Guru
Garage Noord
Het Hem / The Couch
Je Suis Casting
Lentekabinet / Dekmantel

Wales Bonner
Love Song
Warp Records
It’s Nice That
Jan van Eyck Academie
Etablissement d’en Face
HKW Berlin
De School 
T     S     agency
Universal Records
het Balanseer
M. Leuven
Adidas Original
Archive Books
Temple Magazine
Hivern Discs
CC Strombeek
Aguire Records
Because Music

2023 The Couch, NL (read here)
2022  Not So Difficult Magazine, BE
2022 Graphic Support Group, US
2021  Temple Magazine, FR
2020 Phantom Radio, Design Museum Gent, BE
2020 Caveat, BE
2019  It’s Nice That, UK
2019  Tight Media, UKR
2019  CSM Playlist, UK
2018  Europe, The Word, BE
2018  Knif Mono, It’s Nice That, UK
2018  Back Catalogue, UK
2017  Woman of Graphic Design, US
2017  Printed Pages, A/W 17, UK
2017  Notamuse, DE
2017  Studio Dynamics, The Word, BE
2017  It’s Nice That, UK

    Teaching / Lectures / Workshops
NOW  Teaching, Royal Academie Antwerp, BE
2024  Lecture, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
2024  Workshop, DAE, Eindhoven, NL
2023  Lecture, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, BE
2023  Workshop, ECAL, Laussanne, CH
2023  Lecture, Typogaraz, Bratislava, SL
2023  Workshop, HFG Karlsruhe, DE
2022  Lecture, UX community at Google, Online
2022  Seminar, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, BE
2022  Workshop, Horst x Nachtplan, Leuven, BE
2022  Lecture, INTL, Glasgow, UK
2022  Lecture, REDO, Pristina, KO
2022  Jury, ECV Aix-en-Provence, FR
2022  Lecture, Grafill Olso & Bergen, NO
2022  Online Lecture, Parsons, NYC 
2021   Workshop Typogaphy La Cambre, BE
2019  Jury, Luca School of Arts, Ghent, BE
2019  Workshop The Seven Sins, Milan, IT
2019  Lecture, Fig Liège, BE
2018  Teaching, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, BE
2018  Lecture, Us By Night, Antwerp, BE
2018  Teaching, KASK, Ghent, BE
2018  Lecture, Nicer Tuesdays, London, UK
2018  Lecture, Typoclub, Bern, CH
2018  Lecture, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, BE
2016  Workshop, Das Kunst, Ghent, BE
2015  Workshop, Sandberg, Ghent, BE
hello (at) atelierbrenda.com
Place de la Justice 27-28
1000 Brussels, Belgium

Sophie Keij
sophie (at) atelierbrenda.com
+32 498 76 22 32

Nana Esi
nana (at) atelierbrenda.com
+32 474 23 24 20

To apply please submit a CV, motivation letter & a portfolio in PDF format to hello (at) atelierbrenda.com in EN or NL . Appologies, we can not reply to all the applications.