Bas Cornelissen


I'm a PhD student at the Institute for Logic Language and Computation, working on computational models of language change.

Graphic design & web

A selection of my work is shown below.
Fietsen met Welstand Diversity Commission D&D Comittee Serendipity Projects De Omslag United Netherlands Woodland Analytics Water

All projects

Fietsen met Welstand

Cities like Amsterdam are always changing. Often, these changes are carefully evaluated by the city’s aesthetics and monuments committee. The committee collected their most recent work in six cycling routes, for which I developed the interactive website

Diversity Commission

The lack of diversity remains a serious problem for Dutch universities. The Diversity Commission was installed at the University of Amsterdam to investigate how the situation could be improved. The design of their report had to send a clear signal, taking the ‘diversity circle’ as a starting point: “Let’s do diversity!”

D&D Comittee

Democracy is in a crisis — at many universities, in any case. The University of Amsterdam installed a committee that explored more democratic and more decentralized ways to organize a university. Their findings were presented to the university in a referendum. I was asked to design the complete campaign for the referendum.

Serendipity Projects

Serendipity Projects was an initiative of Johnny Kerkhof, for which I designed a logo and visual identity. The project is no longer continued.

De Omslag

In the spring of 2015, student protests in Amsterdam inspired a national debate about the role and future of our universities. To accomodate these conversations in a more durable way, some friends and I launched De Omslag, an online platform dedicated to an informed debate about the universities. Nardi Lam and I designed and built the website. The illustrations were made by Roland van Dierendonck, and coloured by me.

United Netherlands

Diplomacy keeps international politics running. United Netherlands is a student organisation that wants to open up this world of diplomacy to young enthusiasts. I tried to combine the diplomatic character with the playful growth of a phyllotactic spiral, when redesigning their visual identity, logo, and website.

Woodland Analytics

The digital age breathes data. But using data in a meaningful way is far from trivial. I tried to capture the difficulties involved in the visual identity of Woodland Analytics.


The Interdisciplinary Congress Amsterdam is a yearly congres organized by students from the University of Amsterdam. I designed the campaign for the 2014 edition.