the man behind the form

Nej De Doncker is a designer in the widest sense of the term. In his work, form and content balance each other. He provides the graphic design for print, house style and signage. In addition, he is increasingly involved in the integration of art, product development, architecture and design, in close collaboration with architects and artists. For many years, he was responsible for the graphic identity of Kluwer Publishers, he lectured at the Sint-Lucaspaviljoen and was art director and external curator of ABC2004-Antwerp World Book Capital.

Book design
Book design is key. Nej designs books for publishers, museums and artists. In addition to the design, we fully co-ordinate the printing and delivery process.

Identity design
House styles, logo-design, annual reports, company brochures,… We take care of it, and in addition to the design, we fully co-ordinate the printing and delivery proces.

The addition of ‘Signage’ to our service package has occurred quite naturally. We integrate carefully thought-out design and look for the most appropriate solution for every building. We have been working for over 20 years side by side with and for architects on the realisation of signage projects.

Is the nickname for projects which go further than regular graphic design or signage. Here, we work in collaboration with artists and architects. These are usually total projects bringing together a number of specialisations. In addition to the design, we fully co-ordinate the projects.

Random projects that start in our studio, or on request of our clients.


honors & awards

The Best Designed Books / 2013
We won the 'Prize of the Audience' with the 'SERGIOLOGY' book cover.
(published by Minestrone Cookbooks)
As part of this prize we were asked to develop a postage stamp for the Belgian Post (2015)


Gourmand Awards / Paris 2013
SERGIOLOGY is the book we did for ***starchef Sergio Herman.
We were on the shortlist for Best Bookdesign.
(published by Minestrone Cookbooks)


Europa Nostra Award / 2011
For the Monumental Churches of Antwerp we designed a dossier in a handmade box with printed matter + image cd's.
The project won the European Union Prize of Cultural Heritage 2011.


Gourmand International Awards / 2010
We won the Silver Award for Best Corporate Cookbook with the KitchenAid 90th Anniversary Edition.
(published by Minestrone Cookbooks)