Wheels & Waves
Wheels & 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 linking 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.
Rikke is Vice Chairman at The Danish Book Craft Society. Board Member, Bienal del Cartel Bolivia BICeBé. Advisory Board Member, ODC - Odisha Design Council.
She has been exhibiting and giving lectures & workshops internationally in Asia, the Middle East, South and North America.
Awards, Honours, Grants2023 Gold Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2024 2 x Silver Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2024 Travel Grant – Danish Arts Foundation 2022 Work Grant – Danish Arts Foundation 1st Prize Award. International Poster Biennale Lublin Travel Grant – Danish Arts Foundation 2021 Winner – Mut zut Wut Poster Competition 2021 Gold and Silver Award, Graphis protest posters Platinum Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2022 4 x Silver Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2022 Excellence Award. KIDC – Korean Institute of Cultural Product Art & Design Travel Grant – Danish Arts Foundation 2020 2 x Gold Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2021 2 x Silver Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2021 Travel Grant – Danish Arts Foundation 2019 Winner, Excellence Award, Creative Quarterly Silver Award. China International Poster Biennial Travel Grant – Danish Arts Foundation 2 x Gold Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2020 3 x Silver Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2020 2018 Platinum Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2019 Gold Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2019 Silver Award. Graphis Poster Annual 2019 Honour. Poster for __, International poster competition. 2017 Excellence Award, The Corea Forum of Design (COFOD), Invitational International Exhibition, South Korea Honourable mention. 3rd International Poster Biennale Lublin, Poland. 2014 Grant, Tage Vanggaard og Hustrus Foundation 2013 Grant, Arwos 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 Grant, Arwos 2002 Nomination, Korean International Poster Biennale, South Korea 2001 Nomination, Papyrus Award Category Poster Nomination, Papyrus Award Category – Publication. 2000 Winner, Stamp Design, Post Denmark 1999 Winner, Poster, Bakken Copenhagen
Exhibitions2023 2nd B.I International Poster Art Biennale, South Korea – 28th International Poster Biennale Warsaw – ICI Open Museum Institute of Creativity and Innovation Xiamen University, China – Ogaki Poster Museum, Japan – Plaster International Festival of Graphic Design, Torun, Poland – Helms Bakery District Corridor Gallery, Los Angeles – Ame Laroc Festival, Brazil – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary – Korea Institute of Cultural Product & Design – Tolerance Poster Show, Santo Domingo Museum, Lima, Peru – Retroavangarda gallery, Warsaw 2022 TopS+2022 3rd China-Korea International Design Week – DIGNAVIDAD, Mexico – EIPF4, Emirates International Poster Festival – Open Cities Madrid Gráfica22 – CIIPE, Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Colorado State University, USA – Beijing Opera Art Festival – Visual Poetry exhibition, Mexico – Beijing Design Week – Illusion Exhibition, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico – Autonomous University Puebla, Mexico – Kapıdağ Peninsula 2nd Visual Arts Exhibition, Turkey – Florishing Education, Girona, Spain, Shanghai & Zhengzhou, China, Brussels Belgium, Soul, Korea – Beloved, Tortured, Eaten, Museum Bünde, Germany – Lahti International Poster Triennial, Finland – Danish Cultural Center, Beijing – International Poster Biennale Lublin, Poland – KICD Winter International Conference & Exhibition, Korea 2021 Posters without Borders – Homage to Milton Glacer, Bolivia – Posterfest, Budapest, Hungary – 20x20 Posters for Peace, Denmark – CIIPE Colorado, US – Peru Design Biennial – Gwangju Design Biennale, Korea – B.I International Poster Art Biennale, Korea – Mut zut Wut – Berlin Design Week – 27th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw – 4th Block, Ukraine – Brick City Gallery Springfield, MissouriBrick City Gallery Springfield, Missouri, USA – SIPF, 4th Shenzhen International Poster Festival, China KICD, Int. Winter Conference, Korea 2020 Postermaster, Posterposter.org – Ecuador Poster Bienal, Ecuador – Russian National Library, Moscow – EIPF 2, Emirates International Poster Festival Design Week Dubai, UAE – Beijing Design Week, China – Madrid Gráfica, Spain – Biophilia Poster Exhibition, United States – KICD international invitational Exhibition, New Normal Era Design, Korea – Anti-New Coronavirus 100 Posters Exhibition, Beijing, China – Creative Quarterly, 100 Best Gallery Show, New York, United States – Center of Intercultural Communications, Chelyabinsk, Russia – National Museum in Zrenjanin, Serbia 2019 1st Int. Isfahan Graphic Design Event, Iran – World Environment Day, Shijiazhuang, China – Co2 Poster Biennial, Colorado, United States – Bauhaus 100, Novosibirsk, Russia – 3rd Int. Design Works Exchange, Korea – EIPF, Emirates International Poster Festival Design Week Dubai, UAE – The 2nd Hakka International Poster Invitational Exhibition, China – Hebei in World´s View Int. Poster Show, China – Jiangnan - the Poetic Habitat, China – Let me be your voice, Indonesia – China International Poster Biennale – CIIPE, Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Colorado State University, USA – Helms Design Center, Culver City, USA – Gwangju Design Biennale, Korea – Macau Design Award, Macau – Int. Art and Design Exhibition, Eskişeir, Turkey – Beijing SiLon Concrete Hole Gallery For Art, China – International Art & Design Association (IADA), South Korea – 5th Annual Alborz Graphic Design exhibition, Iran 2018 VIDAK: International Poster Exhibition, Korea – Posters of Troy, Turkey – Autopsia Colectiva 4, Mexico – The 3rd Shenzhen International Poster Festival, China – Ecuador Poster Biennial, Ecuador – 2nd PosterFest Budapest, Hungary – 6th Art for Peace Festival, Iran – CPDB, China Printing Design Biennial exhibition, Beijing – Great Journey Creative Suzhou Poster Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, United States – The IV International Poster Exhibition, Museum für Galvanotechnik, Leipzig, Germany – IPT 2018, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Japan – 14th edition, Jazz in the Ruins. Poland – DMZ Art & Design International Invitation Exhibition, South Korea – 26th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland – International Triennial "the 4th Block", Ukraine – International Design Biennale STRELKA, Russia – United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland – Dokdo Special Invitation Exhibition, Samcheok city, South Korea. 2017 International Poster Biennale Lublin, Poland – Co2 Poster Biennial, Colorado, United States – BICeBé, International Poster Biennial, Bolivia – National Museum of Art, La Paz, Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Bolivia – Speak Up, Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Mexico – TypeUnite Exhibition, DesignWeek Dubai, UAE – The Corea Forum of Design (COFOD), Invitational International Exhibition, South Korea – Abierto Mexicano De Diseño, International Design Festival, Mexico City – Poster Without Boarders, Invitational International Poster Exhibition – TiGDA, Taiwan International Graphic Design Award, Taiwan – CIIPE, Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Colorado State University, USA – Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France – United Nations Headquarters, New York City, USA – United Nations City, Copenhagen, Denmark – The People's Meeting "Folkemødet", Bornholm, Denmark – WGDD, World Graphic Design Day, Poster Exhibition, Iran – Eco-Packaging, Invitational International Exhibition, China – 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
ClientsVOID International Animation Festival Ministry of Foreign Affairs – denmark.dk PerleMagi Hudna Metafor Özgür DR Koncert Maison du Danemark/ The Danish House, Paris Tina Klemmensen Forening for Boghaandværk Designskolen Kolding Ipek Yolu Højer Designefterskole Designhøjskolen Højer Pink Pop Polykrom Koldinghus Leco Foods Rollon Game College Grenå Dansk Japansk Selskab Tokai University Århus University
Juror, Speaker and Workshops2024 Keynote speaker & Juror, IFPSC 2024, Barcelona Juror, International Reggeae Poster Contest 2023 Workshop, BiCéBE – Bolivia Poster Biennial Juror, 28th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw Speaker, Innovation Forum Conferrence, Xiamen University, China Juror, Bünde Biennale, Germany Juror, United States International Poster Biennial Juror, Bolu – Life on Land Juror, 550th birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus, Poland Juror, C-IDEA, China 2022 Speaker and workshop, Typo/graphic days7, Cypruss Lecture, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia Workshop, Devoto Prison/Complejo Penitenciario Federal de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina Juror, TISDC Taiwan International Student Design Competition Masterclass, UC Syd, School of Visual Communication, Kolding, Denmark Juror, Ecuador Poster Biennal Juror, 11th Poster Triennial Trnava Juror, India's Best Design Awards Juror, Best Book design, Association of Book Craft, Denmark Speaker, Orientation Programme, GLS Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India Keynote speaker, 4th Conference on Semiotics & Visual Communication, Cypruss Juror, 3rd Student Poster Confrontations, Poland Juror, Int. Reggae Poster Contest Guest Speaker, School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Keynote speaker, Deviprasad Goenka Management College of Media Studies, Mumbai 2021 Speaker, Odisha Design Week, India Juror, Speaker and workshop, BICeBé, Bolivia Juror, B.I International Poster Art Biennale, Korea Masterclass, UC Syd, School of Visual Communication, Haderslev, Denmark Juror, Best Book design, Association of Book Craft, Denmark Juror, LemLand 2021, Poland Juror, India's Best Design Awards Juror, Justice, International Poster Call Juror, The importance of water/oceans. Turkey Juror, Shadow in the Dark/International Reggae Poster Contest Juror, C-IDEA International Design Competion Award Juror, Inspiring Women, Poster Contest, Turkey 2020 Keynotespeaker, 2nd int. Conference on Design Vanguard, Mexico Speaker, 6th int. Conference, IDC, American University Dubai, UAE Speaker, Art & Design Symposium, Kütahya, Turkey Juror, BICeBé, Bolivia Masterclass, School of Visual Communication, Haderslev, Denmark Juror, Best Book design, Association of Book Craft, Denmark Juror, Bolu Int. Poster Design Competition Juror, World Design Day Competition Speaker, Signú International Congres, Ecuador Juror, Int. Reggae Poster Contest Juror, India's Best Design Awards Juror, FOR/AGAINS, Int. student Poster Competition, Poland Juror, We are SuperHeroes, WGD Poster Competition Juror, Int. Reggae Poster Contest 2019 Masterclass, School of Visual Communication, Haderslev, Denmark Speaker and workshop, Beijing Art & Design Camp, Beijing, China Juror, India's Best Design Awards Juror, International Organ Donation Poster Competition Juror, 4th International Poster Biennale, Lublin Juror, Ukrainian Design: The Very Best Of Juror, SIGNÚ Int. Student Illustration Contest Juror, Best Book design, Association of Book Craft, Denmark Juror, Cyprus Poster Triennial - CPT Workshop, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune, India 2018 Masterclass, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czeck Republic Juror, Graphis, New Talent Competition Lecture, Anahuac University, Mexico Workshop, Universidad Artes Plásticas, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico Masterclass, School of Visual Communication, Denmark Workshop, Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic Lecture, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czeck Republic Juror, Best Book design, Association of Book Craft, Denmark 2017 Speaker, Dubai Design Week, The 3rd International Design Conference – Design in a Digital World, United Arab Emirates Juror, Best Book design, Association of Book Craft, Denmark Workshop and lecture, NID – National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India Workshop, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Lecture, Aarhus University, Denmark 2016 Workshop, Petra University, Amman, Jordan Juror, 14th BICM, International Poster Biennial, Mexico Speaker and workshop, CID2016, International Design Congress, San Luis Potosí, Mexico 2015 Workshop, Raffles Design Institute, Bangkok, Thailand 2014 Lecture, Raffles Design Institute, Bangkok, Thailand Masters class, The Danish International Media Festival, Odense, Denmark External examiner, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, Netherlands Lectures, Creative University IADE, Lisbon, Portugal Workshop and lecture, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel 2013 External examiner, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, Netherlands Lecture, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan 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 Workshop, Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile
Publications /Papers2023 Paper – De-Imagining myth possibilities through mechanisms from Critical design 2020 Paper – Leaving the reasonable, TypoDay, Amman, Jordan. Co-written with Barnabas Wetton 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 Article, interview to Roozrang, Graphic Design Magazine, Iran Article about Critical Design, The India Designproject, India Paper – ‘Learning to be an Experimenter’ – Tangible Prototyping of Letters, 5th EIMAD. Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas (ESART) of Instituto Politécnico, Portugal 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 Article about design and design education, Graduation Exhibition ‘Best Years’, CAFA School of Design, Beijing, China 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
Education2011- 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