The Studio

Sophie Douala (she/they) is a visual artist and creative director exploring design through the lens of culture, identity, evolution and emotion.

Established within the cultural sector, we have collaborated with institutions, brands, collectives, magazines, and labels on a wide variety of projects including brand identities, art directions, illustrations, books and publications, album covers, spatial design and installations.

Oscillating between commissioned work and personal creative practice, we navigate the between design and art, drawing inspiration from our generation, its struggles and aspirations for a brighter future.

Yaounde / Paris / Berlin  

Our Philosophy



For work and press inquiries:

Panels / Talks / Workshops

Format Club / Women in design
Oct. 2022, Studio Paraiso, Berlin  ︎︎︎ Learn more

Post Design Tangle / Chapter 2: Self
Lecture “Time, Space Distance”
Sept. 2022, Grafill, Oslo ︎︎︎ Learn more

Werkplaats Typografie
3 day workshop “The art of making a statement”
Mar. 2022, Arnhem, ︎︎︎ Learn more

Affective Graphic Design / Beyond Identity
Guest speaker
Oct. 2021, Kunstinstitut Melly, Rotterdam ︎︎︎ Learn more

Interviews / Conversations 

OSCAM Look Around on ECHOBOX radio
Jan. 2023, Amsterdam ︎︎︎ Listen

Nomansland on Refuge Worldwide
Nov. 2022, Berlin ︎︎︎ Listen

Sonsbeek20→24 / Sonicity and design on Parasite Radio
Guest speaker
Sept. 2022, Amsterdam ︎︎︎ Listen

Exhibitions / Installations

Radiant Nights #10, Collective Memories 
Group show & performances
08 — 10 Dec 2023, DeSigel, Antwerp
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International Typography Biennale,
Open Quotation Marks, Close Quotation Marks 

Group show
Sept — Oct 2023, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul
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Digital Expressions, Black Joy
Group show
Jan — Feb 2023, Oscam, Amsterdam 
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Follow The Black Rabbit
Solo show / Installation
Jun 2022 — Jan 2023, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 
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Foundation B.a.d
Jan—Jun 2018, Rotterdam


Washington Post  Project highlight
Its Nice That Artist portrait
Its Nice That  Project highlight
Page Interview