The Studio

Located in the heart of Amsterdam, we produce high end communication visuals which effectively present the value of your company by means of clear and distinctive design solutions.

The folks behind the studio

Contrary to what some may think, Studio BAR is not run by pixies.
We are a small yet brave team of four, each armed with a unique skill set. Together, we are ready to take on your challenge.

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Carine
MIDDELDORP

Koninkrijk Der Nederlanden
Project Managing
Artworker and Researcher
Rowing
IPA’s and popsicles

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Seton
BEGGS

United Kingdom of Great Britain
Creative Direction
Graphic Communication
Ultimate Frisbee
Stouts and bacon sandwiches

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Lena
KÖSTERS

Germany
Graphic Communication Intern
Artworker
Ultimate Frisbee
Polish Beer and Falafel

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Jochem
RUIJGROK

Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
Art Direction
Graphic Communication
Cycling
Bourgogne wines and funk

Our clients share the belief that a well presented brand or product gains the necessary attention from its intended audience, providing an ideal starting point for success. 

Beggs
And
Ruijgrok

The essence of Studio BAR

Studio BAR, founded by Seton Beggs and Jochem Ruijgrok, was officially launched in May 2014, however the guys joined forces much earlier.

The style Seton and Jochem have set for the studio has been referred to as “Dutch Design with an international twist”

Since meeting as students at the world-renowned Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, the two have collaborated on several projects over a number of years before deciding to form a business together. Since its opening, the studio has grown to an international team of four, including an essential project manager who understands how to get the most out of the three-man design team, within a given time frame.

The style Seton and Jochem have set for the studio has been referred to as “Dutch Design with an international twist” by some of our peers, which we

imagine is largely due to the fact that the entire team has lived and worked abroad during our careers.

We creatively combine, strategic thinking, modern tools and traditional crafts to create memorable communication

Using our expertise in graphic design and all its related aspects, the studio is fully equipped to tailor unique solutions to fit the goals of our client’s challenge. With high proficiency in creative digital, and handcrafted work, we take it upon ourselves to broaden the potential of your vision with all the available resources at hand. We creatively combine strategic thinking, modern tools and traditional crafts to create memorable communication.

Our clients choose us because we work closely with them, taking their best interests to heart and are reliable. In return, we deliver the best visual communication possible, and most importantly, form lasting relationships.

BAR Affairs

Secondary to our work, we occasionally host ‘BAR Affairs’ which connect people and networks face-to-face via cultural initiatives and collaborative events. To check upcoming events visit our news page.

The way we work

So what’s the Studio BAR experience all about? Let us run you through our service in the few short steps below. It’s a simple process, but one we feel is worth mentioning.

Getting Started

Getting Started

Firstly, please browse through our portfolio and check out the diverse range of projects we've delivered.

Some clients choose us for our coffee. We try to keep them focused on our design.

We are versatile and proficient and we love a challenge but do ask yourself, "Is this the look and feel I'm aiming for?" Design studios are all different, so think about whether we're the right creative fit for you.

Get in Touch

Get in Touch

You're interested? Great. Then give us a call and let's chat about your project. How big it is - a complete corporate identity or a refresh of your current website - what your broad plans are and when it's needed. When we've given you a general overview of what we can do for you, we'll proceed to the next step and get you to send us a written brief.

If you're in Amsterdam, swing by the Jordaan and say hello in person.

We recommend you choose a single person within your company to be our contact for the project. With creative work it usually makes it simpler for one of your team to communicate with one of our team.

Sends us a Brief

Sends us a Brief

It's time to get into specifics. Tell us about your business and industry.

The more detailed your brief, the more detailed our quote can be.

We need to know as much as possible about the style, tone and message you want to convey to your target audience. Don't worry, if you're not sure where to start, we'll provide you with a structured set of questions to help you tell us exactly what it is you're looking for.

Your Quote

Your Quote

After we've received your brief, we'll send you a written estimate for the work, covering cost, our objectives, and any other practical information, like terms of business and legal stuff.

Ideally at this point you'll say, "That sounds perfect, when can you start?"

Dull, we know - but like you, we don't want any surprises later on. To proceed, just drop us an email and we'll get cracking.

Send us everything you've got

Send us everything you've got

It's research time and we need to put our thinking caps on.

It's your world, your brand, your area of expertise, so help us get to know it.

Please provide us with all relevant content (style guides, fonts, colour schemes, written texts, logos and other images) that will be useful for us to work with. The more source material we have, the sooner we'll get straight to the style and message you're looking for.

We Create and Send You the First Designs

We Create and Send You the First Designs

Behind the scenes, we will come up with a large collection of ideas, then whittle them down to some proposed sketches and mock-ups that best fit the brief. We'll send you a shortlist, presenting you with the strongest options.

Design is a collaborative process. We need to know your thoughts.

You'll need to set aside time to take a look through our design proposals, collect all the feedback from your side, and send it to us through the contact person from your company. We'll be working closely with them from here on out.

Over to You for Feedback

Over to You for Feedback

Our service includes receiving two rounds of feedback from you, and we rely on you here for us to get it right. We'll ask you to look at everything with a magnifying glass, checking spelling, content, colours and layout thoroughly.

Don't assume anything and try to be as careful and specific as you can. The last thing we want is a typo in your contact details. It's rare, but it can happen.

Believe us when we say this will be the most important stage for you. And it could well be tricky. Feedback is not always easy to express clearly, and ideas can occur to you at random times. Please try to send us all feedback at the same time and in writing.

Delivery

Delivery

The moment we've all been waiting for. You'll receive the final design, the bright and shiny new look, hot off the press.

You're happy, we're happy, and we all go home and have a nice weekend.

We can provide digital delivery, arrange for you to collect the work personally, or recommend a good courier.

Signing Off

Signing Off

All the hard work's been done. You'll receive an invoice, based on the quote plus any unexpected changes or additions that came up on the way, and ideally you'll say, "Perfect, here's cash". We'd also love your feedback. What aspects were you happy with and what suggestions do you have for us.

And that's it.
Told you it was simple.

We want your project, service, and customer experience to be as superb as possible. And better still, we hope you'll say, "Have you heard about these guys?" and start telling everyone where your awesome new designs and branding came from. We're immensely proud of our work and we want you to be too.

Swipe your way through the 9 stages

Getting Started

Getting Started

Firstly, please browse through our portfolio and check out the diverse range of projects we've delivered.

Some clients choose us for our coffee. We try to keep them focused on our design.


We are versatile and proficient and we love a challenge but do ask yourself, "Is this the look and feel I'm aiming for?" Design studios are all different, so think about whether we're the right creative fit for you.

Get in Touch

Get in Touch

You're interested? Great. Then give us a call and let's chat about your project. How big it is - a complete corporate identity or a refresh of your current website - what your broad plans are and when it's needed. When we've given you a general overview of what we can do for you, we'll proceed to the next step and get you to send us a written brief.

If you're in Amsterdam, swing by the Jordaan and say hello in person.


We recommend you choose a single person within your company to be our contact for the project. With creative work it usually makes it simpler for one of your team to communicate with one of our team.

Sends us a Brief

Sends us a Brief

It's time to get into specifics. Tell us about your business and industry. We need to know as much as possible about the style, tone and message you want to convey to your target audience.

The more detailed your brief, the more detailed our quote can be.

Don't worry, if you're not sure where to start, we'll provide you with a structured set of questions to help you tell us exactly what it is you're looking for.

Your Quote

Your Quote

After we've received your brief, we'll send you a written estimate for the work, covering cost, our objectives, and any other practical information, like terms of business and legal stuff.

Ideally at this point you'll say, "That sounds perfect, when can you start?"


Dull, we know - but like you, we don't want any surprises later on. To proceed, just drop us an email and we'll get cracking.

Send us everything you've got

Send us everything you've got

It's research time and we need to put our thinking caps on. Please provide us with all relevant content (style guides, fonts, colour schemes, written texts, logos and other images) that will be useful for us to work with.

It's your world, your brand, your area of expertise, so help us get to know it.


The more source material we have, the sooner we'll get straight to the style and message you're looking for.

We Create and Send You the First Designs

We Create and Send You the First Designs

Behind the scenes, we will come up with a large collection of ideas, then whittle them down to some proposed sketches and mock-ups that best fit the brief. We'll send you a shortlist, presenting you with the strongest options.

Design is a collaborative process. We need to know your thoughts.


You'll need to set aside time to take a look through our design proposals, collect all the feedback from your side, and send it to us through the contact person from your company. We'll be working closely with them from here on out.

Over to You for Feedback

Over to You for Feedback

Our service includes receiving two rounds of feedback from you, and we rely on you here for us to get it right. We'll ask you to look at everything with a magnifying glass, checking spelling, content, colours and layout thoroughly.

Don't assume anything and try to be as careful and specific as you can. The last thing we want is a typo in your contact details. It's rare, but it can happen.


Believe us when we say this will be the most important stage for you. And it could well be tricky. Feedback is not always easy to express clearly, and ideas can occur to you at random times. Please try to send us all feedback at the same time and in writing.

Delivery

Delivery

The moment we've all been waiting for. You'll receive the final design, the bright and shiny new look, hot off the press.

You're happy, we're happy, and we all go home and have a nice weekend.


We can provide digital delivery, arrange for you to collect the work personally, or recommend a good courier.

Signing Off

Signing Off

All the hard work's been done. You'll receive an invoice, based on the quote plus any unexpected changes or additions that came up on the way, and ideally you'll say, "Perfect, here's cash". We'd also love your feedback. What aspects were you happy with and what suggestions do you have for us.

And that's it.
Told you it was simple.


We want your project, service, and customer experience to be as superb as possible. And better still, we hope you'll say, "Have you heard about these guys?" and start telling everyone where your awesome new designs and branding came from. We're immensely proud of our work and we want you to be too.

WE ARE MACHINE

With our eyes on larger interdisciplinary projects, Studio BAR has partnered up with select studios in the media industry. This collective is able to produce total media packages within a very close network.
To find out more about WAM, visit wearemachine.media

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