a creative photography & grafik design studio
"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."
— John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir
Hello there, we are a modest creative studio specialised in visual communication. Clear, unpretentious communication — that’s our goal. From defining the objectives, through employing the necessary tools towards a meaningful design.
Woodland Studio is founded by Els Gielen (Els Gielen Photography) and Joël Neelen (Dada Design) — employing the principles of visual communication and a natural outcome of our common professional aspirations for relevant photography, graphic design, typography and copywriting. Our creative studio operates between Belgium and Norway.
PHOTOGRAPHY. We have a soft spot for portraiture that captures the personality of the subject. We also love nature — shooting landscapes forces us to get outside and find the beauty around us. Sometimes this means discovering places right in front of our eyes that we just never noticed were beautiful before. Other times this means exploring new places and getting out on a hike or nature walk.
GRAFIK DESIGN. We are passionate about logo design, the challenges of rebranding and typography. We can create your logo from scratch or update your existing brand. We love clean, straightforward and unique designs. We also enjoy crafting corporate identities, editorial design and illustration. We create and layout magazines, from initial concept development to art working. And we do (photo)book work.
WHITE WØLF. We also present our photo gallery. White Wølf gives us the chance to show a series of photographs of our choosing by which we aim to test our self-management, research, critical and creative looking skills. Check it out. All the photographs are for sale too.
We love to travel and to take photographs at all times, but we have a soft spot for people and portrait photography. This is more than just capturing a picture of somebody; it's an artistic representation of a person's attitude. Do you need a self-portrait, family portrait or even an editorial portrait? We also are a modern photographic studio representing creative, talented photographers. Whether it's famous portraiture, still life, travel, reportage or landscape photography, we have the right artist for your project. We can deliver it!
What is a graphic designer? To put it simply, grafik designers are visual communicators and problem solvers. Good news for you, though. It’s a way of conveying ideas through visuals and design. When it comes to graphic design, there are a lot of elements to think about — color, layout, graphics, white space, etc. However, there’s one element that often gets overlooked that is without a doubt one of the most important: typography. If you are looking for something peculiar, you are at the right place. We are good at it!
Corporate Identity is a complete company graphic solution which you use to present yourself to your potential clients. Its main feature is a style that is recognizable in each corporate identity graphic design element.
So you need a magazine designed. Naturally, it should look great. It has to be completed on a deadline. And if you can get it done at fair cost, so much the better. Each magazine has a unique mission and vision, target audience and subject matter focus. It can be as mainstream or as niche as you want or need it to be, and it changes often enough to remain relevant. Above all, our professional magazine designer has tonnes of experience. So you can count on getting good advice.
Think book design is just about creating the perfect book cover? Think again. Just as a well-written novel relies on so many various story elements coming together just so, book design takes the various elements of a book — the words, typography, photography, pages, cover, ink, everything — and turns it into a beautiful, cohesive publication. A book needs to stand out for all the right reasons, which is why it’s important to contact us. Print is dead. Long live print!