About

Since it’s (almost) impossible to write something about yourself, I asked for help. Here a few words about me, by Kara Fraser: 

It is possible that Merel Witteman sources her creative power from her golden tresses, but it is far more likely that it comes from a deeper, darker, smellier, slimier place, somewhere beyond her hair follicles. In a time where society is obsessed with the execution and often forgets the substance behind it Merel Witteman is here to stand up for the idea and isn’t afraid to give people what they think they don’t want. Unlike many art and design devotees pretty isn’t necessarily what pleases this young creative who is a full time art-director at KesselsKramer and one half of the creative duo Met/Zonder studio. Don’t judge this book by its pretty cover, Merel is not afraid to get her hands or her ideas a little dirty. Her work is simple, clear and inevitable humourous, preferably with a cheeky wink and is undoubtedly a reflection of someone who sees the world from a perspective most people have steered clear of. Merel has an ability to see the creative potential in an idea and then dig beyond that; always looking for the rough edges and dirty little secrets hiding in a sea of ‘perfection’.

Work
2013 – now // Art Director at KesselsKramer, Amsterdam
2016  // guest teacher Maastricht University, Interdiscplinary Arts
2010 –  now // working with Maartje Slijpen as a team under the name met/zonder

Honors & Award
2016 // ADC Young Guns Winner
2015 // DIT is TedX Eindhoven with Maartje Slijpen

Study
2008 – 2013 // Design Academy Eindhoven, department Man & Leisure
2006 – 2007 // vooropleiding Artez Arnhem
2001 – 2007 // Gymnasium Pantarijn Wageningen