I am a graphic designer who calls himself a ‘independent creative director’. I love editorial design projects (such as magazines, campaigns and publications). They give me the opportunity to combine the things which I rock at: a clear vision, sharp editorial insight, keen eye for quality content, smart ideas and professional graphic design. Plus a dash of quirkiness and a ‘let’s do it/hands on’ mentality.

Clients ask me for advice and to solve ‘unsolvable’ problems. I like the challenge to design innovative solutions. The great variety in clients (from commercial businesses to government to non-profit organizations to education) and self-initiated projects keep me constantly up-to-date and in the midst of a large network of the best professionals.

  • Initiator/founder of i.a. Live Magazines® / CC Reader / Facing Pages / Das Lokett / Geranium Sessies / Nieuwe Arnhemse Krant & O.K. Parking. It gets very personal with the Esk-Esque and Effesk projects
  • Frequently asked for lectures, workshops, thinktank, jurymember and as blues musician. 🙂
  • Printlover! Print isn’t dead, it just smells funny.


Roermondsplein 33
6811 JN, Arnhem
the Netherlands

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From every project made by William van Giessen, a portion of the earned fee is donated to Avaaz. Avaaz organizes citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want. They empower millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. I encourage you to check them out and help anyway possible for you. www.avaaz.org

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