Kees Bakker is a New York based graphic designer from Dutch heritage. After receiving his BA in graphic design at the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague, The Netherlands), Kees Bakker worked at 2x4, Base Design and the Whitney Museum of American Art where he co-implemented and further developed the new graphic identity designed by Experimental Jetset.

As a self employed designer Kees Bakker developed a dynamic identity for Cantata Singers, Boston; exhibition materials for Incongruent Sum, New York; and published an interview project 'Plan B' in collaboration with Barbara Hennequin.

Kees Bakker focuses on print, interactive, identity, and exhibition work for the arts, cultural and non-profit organizations.

Select Clients

Cantata Singers Boston
Columbia University GSAPP
Davis Museum
Dutch Consulate USA
Flanders House
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA)
National Park Service
Van Alen Institute
Whitney Museum of American Art
Wellesley College


Tokyo TDC Vol.24, 2014
I Love Type 08–Times, 2014
Items No.1, 2012
Publish if you Dare, 2011
International Design Yearbook, 2011
I Love Type 02–Avant Garde, 2011
Brand, 2011
Items No.5, October 2010
Codex, exhibition catalogue, 2010
Graphic, No.12, 2010
heArt & Society, No. 6, Summer 2010
Royal Academy of Arts Graduation Catalogue, 2009
IDPure No.18, 2008


Tokyo TDC Awards Exhibition, Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo, 2014
VMD 100 International Design Exhibition, Guangzhou, China, 2011
General Public Library, book exhibition, New York, 2010
Codex, book exhibition, Toulouse, 2010
Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, 2009
Crossing Border, poster exhibition, The Hague, 2007
Art Bar, Florence, 2007


D&AD, Yellow Pencil, Integrated Graphics, 2014
(Whitney Museum of American Art)

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