“To be a designer is to operate as a surgeon in a world full of wounds.”
I aspire to be such a surgeon-designer.
I meet the patient.
I examine the wound.
I discover and learn
and look into all
the possible solutions.
I test and experiment.
And then I operate.
I cut precisely and deeply.
I offer my creativity as a salve and an ointment.
Finally, I stitch it all back together again:
building bridges,
facilitating conversations,
restoring relationships and,
reaching across the void,
I grab a hold of a future
that is full of
light and




I'm Nerina Theunissen. A graphic designer, photographer, aspiring artist and critical thinker. Mortal Studios is the digital gallery displaying my work and ideas. If you like what you see you can contact me for commissions.