ABOUT

Wheels and Waves is the brainchild of Rikke Hansen but much it is much more than her. You could say it is a new way of organizing a collective of designers and educators who have commited themselves to seeing communication and development of the coming generations as two sides of the same coin.

Working together with sound designers, script writers and programmers Wheels & Waves links the right people to the right project. We worked with Danish Music Award winners Hudna on their highly acclaimed first albumrelease. We work on exhibition projects, and on devolping project related to ideageneration and graphic design.

CV

Education

2011- 2013     

Master’s degree in Design, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture & Design (KADK)/Danish Centre for Design Research

2009-2011     

Attended Philosophical Practice at the Danish University of Education /

research project with Associate Professor Finn Thorbjørn Hansen

1997-2002     

Master’s degree in Graphic Design, Department of Visual Communication, 

Design School Kolding  

1995-1997     

Attended The Art School of Southern Jutland

Work experience — Education  

2018-

Appointed External Examiner at The higher artistic educational programmes under The Ministry of Higher Education and Science

2017-    

External Associate Professor / University of Southern Denmark

2016-  

Guest Lecturer, Design Schools Hoejer

2015-2016     

Head of Designhoejskolen Hoejer               2015-     

Guest Lecturer / Roedding Folk High School, Department of Design & Innovation

2013-2015     

Head of Department / Department of Communication Design, Design School Kolding               

2011-2013     

Director of Studies / Department of Communication Design, Design School Kolding

2009-2011     

Head of Department / Department of Communication Design, Design School Kolding          

2007-2008     

Assistant / Lecturer / Department of Visual Communication, Design School Kolding             2006-2007     

Guest Lecturer, Department of Visual Communication, Design School Kolding

Work experience — Business   

2009-      

Creative Director, Wheels & Waves              2003-2007    

Art Director, Mezina A/S (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland)

2002-2003     

Freelance Graphic Designer for Danish Crime Prevention Council, Design School Kolding, Leca Foods and Rollon A/S

Lectures, Instruction, Workshops, Jury Assignments and External Examiner 

2020

Juror, Int. Reggae Poster Contest

2019

Juror & Speaker, BICeBé

2019

Juror, India's Best Design Awards

2019

Juror, International Organ Donation Poster Competition

2019

Juror, 4th International Poster Biennale, Lublin

2019

Juror, Ukrainian Design: The Very Best Of

2019

Juror, SIGNÚ Int. Student Illustration Contest

2019

Juror, Best Book design, Association of Book Craft, Denmark 

2019

Juror, Cyprus Poster Triennial - CPT

2019

Workshop, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune, India

2018

Juror, Graphis, New Talent Competition

2018        

Lecture, Anahuac University, Mexico

2018        

Workshop, Universidad Artes Plásticas, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

2018 

Masterclass, School of Visual Communication, Haderslev, Denmark

2018        

Workshop, Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic

2018        

Lecture, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czeck Republic

2018     

Juror, Best Book design, Association of Book Craft, Denmark

2018        

Workshop, GLS Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

2017        

Speaker, Dubai Design Week, The 3rd International Design Conference: “Design in a Digital World", United Arab Emirates

2017       

Juror, Best Book design, Association of Book Craft, Denmark     

2017        

Workshop and lecture, NID – National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India 

2017        

Workshop, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

2017        

Lecture, Aarhus University, Denmark   

2016        

Workshop, Petra University, Amman, Jordan

2016        

Juror, 14th BICM, International Poster Biennial, Mexico

2016        

Speaker and Workshop, CID2016, International Design Congress, San Luis Potosí, Mexico 

2015        

Workshop, Raffles Design Institute, Bangkok, Thailand   

2008-2015     

Instructor, lecturer, BA theoretical guidance, BA & MA project guidance, Design School Kolding, Denmark   

2014        

Lecture, Raffles Design Institute, Bangkok, Thailand                                                              2014        

Masters class, The Danish International Media Festival, Odense, Denmark 

2014        

External examiner, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2014      

Lectures, Creative University IADE, Lisbon, Portugal 

2014      

Workshop and lecture, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel 

2013        

External examiner, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2013      

Lecture, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan                              

2013      

Lecture, Critical Design Seminar, Design School Kolding                          

2012      

Workshop and lecture, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel 

2011      

Instructor, Tongjii University, Shanghai, China 

2010      

Instructor & lecturer, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University, Syria 

2010        

Workshop, Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile

 

Publications /Papers

2019

Paper – Innovative applications of Experimental Typography. Typography Day, International Conference, Mumbai, India. 

Co-written with Barnabas Wetton

2018

Paper – Sound, typography and interaction - The intersection of seeing and listening,            Typography Day, International Conference, Mumbai, India. Co-written with Barnabas Wetton

2017        

Paper – ‘Reframing Value Creation, Experience and Pleasure on Digital Platforms’, 3rd Int. Conference on Semiotics & Visual Communication, Cyprus University of Technology. Co-written with Barnabas Wetton

2017

Article, interview to Roozrang, Graphic Design Magazine, Iran

2017        

Article about Critical Design, The India Designproject, India 

2017        

Paper – ‘Learning to be an Experimenter’ – Tangible Prototyping of Letters, 5th EIMAD.    Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas (ESART) of Instituto Politécnico, Portugal

2017        

Paper – ‘Making is Thinking – Learning and Experimenting through Tangible Prototyping of Letters’, Typoday International Conference, Sri Lanka

2016        

Paper – ‘Making is Thinking – Learning and Experimenting in Typography’, Typoday, International Conference, Bangalore, India

2014        

Paper – ‘Spaces of Precarious Conditions: Bridging Cultures, Designs and Worldviews‘,    AMOA – Art of Management and Organization Conference, Copenhagen Business School.    Co-written with Barnabas Wetton 

2014        

Article about design and design education, Graduation Exhibition ‘Best Years’, 

CAFA School of Design, Beijing, China 

2014        

Paper for Poster Presentation, Typoday, international conference, Pune, India

2013             

Master’s thesis – ‘Sometimes the Self Esteem Fairy Brings a Little Gift – Methods                    Approaching Design in Typography

2012     

SPILD – Publication, service design methodology

Exhibitions

2019

Hebei in World´s View Int. Poster Show, China

2019

Jiangnan - the Poetic Habitat, China

2019

Let me be your voice, Indonesia

2019

China International Poster Biennale

2019       

CIIPE, Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Colorado State University, USA

2019

Helms Design Center, Culver City, USA

2019

Gwangju Design Biennale, Korea

2019

Macau Design Award, Macau

2019

Int. Art and Design Exhibition, Eskişeir, Turkey

2019

International poster exhibition for world environment day, China

2019

Beijing SiLon Concrete Hole Gallery For Art, China

2019

International Art & Design Association (IADA), South Korea

2019

5th Annual Alborz Graphic Design exhibition, Iran

2018

VIDAK: International Poster Exhibition, Korea

2018

Posters of Troy, Turkey

2018

Autopsia Colectiva 4, Mexico

2018 

The 3rd Shenzhen International Poster Festival, China

2018

Ecuador Poster Biennial, Ecuador

2018

2nd PosterFest Budapest, Hungary

2018

6th Art for Peace Festival, Iran

2018

CPDB, China Printing Design Biennial exhibition, Beijing

2018

Great Journey Creative Suzhou Poster Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, United States.

2018

The IV International Poster Exhibition, Museum für Galvanotechnik, Leipzig, Germany

2018

IPT 2018, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Japan

2018

14th edition, Jazz in the Ruins. Poland
2018

DMZ Art & Design International Invitation Exhibition, South Korea

2018

26th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland 

2018

International Triennial "the 4th Block", Ukraine

2018

International Design Biennale STRELKA, Russia

2018

United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

2018

Dokdo Special Invitation Exhibition, Samcheok city, South Korea

2017 

International Poster Biennale Lublin, Poland

2017 

Co2 Poster Biennial, Colorado, United States

2017       

BICeBé, International Poster Biennial, Bolivia

2017            

National Museum of Art, La Paz, Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Bolivia, 

2017        

Speak Up, Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Mexico

2017        

TypeUnite Exhibition, DesignWeek Dubai, UAE

2017        

The Corea Forum of Design (COFOD), Invitational International Exhibition, South Korea 

2017      

Abierto Mexicano De Diseño, International Design Festival, Mexico City

2017       

Poster Without Boarders, Invitational International Poster Exhibition

2017        

TiGDA, Taiwan International Graphic Design Award, Taiwan

2017       

CIIPE, Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Colorado State University, USA

2017        

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2017        

United Nations Headquarters, New York City, USA  

2017        

United Nations City, Copenhagen, Denmark 

2017        

The People's Meeting "Folkemødet", Bornholm, Denmark

2017        

WGDD, World Graphic Design Day, Poster Exhibition, Iran

2017       

Eco-Packaging, Invitational International Exhibition, China

2017        

The Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016        

Typographic International Poster Exhibition, Guilin HuaQiao Art Museum, China

2014        

Pink, Pop, Polykrom, Nikolaj Kolding, Denmark 

2010        

What is Interaction Design, Design School Kolding, Denmark

2002     

Korean International Poster Biennale, South Korea 

Nominations, Grants and Honours

2019

Silver Award. China International Poster Biennial 

2019     

Grant – Danish Arts Foundation 

2019 

2 x Gold Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2020

2019 

3 x Silver Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2020

2018

Honour. Poster for __, International poster competition.

2018 

Platinum Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2019

2018 

Gold Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2019

2018 

Silver Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2019

2017 

Honourable mention. 3rd International Poster Biennale Lublin, Poland

2017        

Excellence Award, The Corea Forum of Design (COFOD), Invitational International Exhibition, South Korea 

2014     

Grant – Tage Vanggaard og Hustrus Foundation

2013       

Grant – Arwos 

2013     

Grant – The Danish Institute, Danish-Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP), Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2012     

Grant – The Danish Institute, Danish-Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP), Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2012       

Grant – Arwos 

2002     

Nomination, poster – Korean International Poster Biennale, South Korea 

2001     

Nomination – Poster, Papyrus Award

2001     

Nomination – Publication, Papyrus Award

2000     

Honour – Stamp, Post Denmark 

1999   

Winner – Poster, Bakken Copenhagen