Janicke Kernland founded studio kernland, a design studio for exhibitions and cultural projects, in February 2003. Fifteen years later she was ready to start a new adventure. In March 2018 she joined the management of Helgeland Museum in Mosj√łen, Norway. Janicke decided to hand over the reins to Nina, former freelance designer for studio kernland. The studio will continue to carry the same name, with a new interpretation;

We design a storytelling setting in order for the core (NL: kern) of a message to land at its receiver.

Nina Mathia Simons graduated in December 2014 at the Design Academy Eindhoven, department Man and Well-Being. Her internship took place at the Tokyo-based architect Junya Ishigami + associates. After her graduation she returned to her city of birth Maastricht. She there started her company as a designer of what she calls storytelling settings. Nina believes design has the power to make complex information inviting and understandable to a large audience. Combining her love for storytelling with her knowledge of space, exhibition design seemed a natural fit. Nina became the new owner of Studio Kernland on June 6th 2018.

Visit ninamathiasimons.com for Nina’s personal projects.