Studio profile

Onck West is a multigenerational graphic design studio based in Berlin and founded by Lizzy Onck—Lizzy studied philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and visual communication at the Weißensee Academy of Art and the University of the Arts (UdK), both in Berlin. Before founding Onck West, she worked at Wkshps in New York and Fons Hickmann m23 in Berlin. She has also worked independently for various international clients— and Wim Westerveld—Wim studied graphic design at ArtEZ University of the Arts (NL). He has worked for major design agencies such as BRS Premsela Vonk and Total Design (both in Amsterdam). He co-founded the design studios De blik and Fernkopie, and was a partner at Neon. Wim has taught at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and is currently Professor of Typography at the Weißensee Academy of Art in Berlin. We create flexible, lasting, and meaningful visual identities in close collaboration with our clients: We invest in truly getting to know an organization and its unique needs through preparatory workshops combined with intensive research at the start of each project. We develop multiple interpretations before arriving at the final visual system, and involve the client in each step of the process. Our work is research-based, conceptual, and sensitive, with an eye for detail and a strong emphasis on typography. We also hold lectures and workshops, and maintain a firm foothold in the realm of design education. Feel free to write to us in English, German, or Dutch—we’d love to hear from you!

Onck West
Schlesische Straße 26
10997 Berlin