Beyond Design - Making Socially Relevant Projects Successful


The time has come in which graphic designers are playing an important role in rendering ever more complicated information transparent and understandable for a wider audience. To stress this urgency, Renate Boere dove headfirst in the world of project management lingo, confidentiality statements, copyright, complicated contracts, the search for stakeholders, and grant applications. This journey resulted in the designer’s novel Beyond Design which is now available in our webshop.


This nonfiction novel provides insights into the contemporary, often hybrid, practice of today’s multi-talented graphic designers. The story tells how Boere decides to take matters into her own hands by working on socially relevant design projects. An exciting and informative book that gives insights into the designer’s do’s and don’ts while working on projects from start to finish.


Editorial reviews:


‘This book is relevant for anyone who dreams of making a difference in the world. Renate’s words will spark courage and get you ready to take your first steps.’ - Jennifer Kumer, design researcher and artist


‘Just what I needed after finishing my design degree! With this story, Renate knows how to convince, motivate, and inspire young designers.’ - Caroline Langendoen, graphic designer


‘Shines a light on the designer’s efforts, which are barely recognized by the outside world.’ - Mans van Oosterhout, graphic designer




Beyond Design - Making Socially Relevant Projects Successful


Concept and text
Renate Boere


BIS Publishers 


Translation and editing
Ed van Hinte, Quirine Dob, Naomi Groeneveld, Alison Murray-Uren, William Murray-Uren, Jennifer Kumer


Studio Renate Boere 


Visual concept for image pages 
Maxime van Strijland 


Year of publication 


ISBN 978 90 6369 5941 




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