Details excite me. The playful descender of the letter q in this typeface, the elegance of the lowercase l on the last page of What Happens When Nothing Happens, or the boldness of the g’s on the cover of The Bigger Picture. This is characteristic of myself and my work: my passion and eye for detail.

My goal is to produce work that stands out and has a meaningful and memorable impact.
I want to design things that people can learn from and get inspired by. I want to make books that are so gorgeous that people want to put them on a special shelf instead of in their bookcase. I want to design packaging that people want to keep, even though the product is finished. I want to start conversations with my designs. I want to reach people with my work.

Since I graduated at HKU in 2018 I have been freelancing and had the pleasure to work on many interesting and rewarding projects. While this time was valuable and I learnt a lot, I have missed being part of a team. I feel having people around me to work and create with as well as challenge my ideas and learn from, will help me improve and become a better designer.

In 2021 I am looking to find a team to take the next steps in my career with!
Check out my
Hire Me page, or get in touch with me straight away at

If you’re curious about more of my work and sketches, you can follow me on Instagram.

Dayo Scholing

Work Experience
Instance – Web & Graphic design (2020 onwards)
Studio Pieter Jan Boterhoek – Graphic design & DTP (2019 onwards)
De Monsterkamer – Communication Assistant (2019-2020)
Studio Vrijdag – Internship (2017)
Dayo Scholing – Freelance graphic designer (2016 onwards)

Graphic Design – HKU (2014 – 2018)
Orientation Course – ArtEZ (2013 – 2014)

Graduation Show HKU (2018)
TAAITAAI – Werkwarenhuis Den Bosch (2017)
Metafiction – Snorfabriek Utrecht (2017)
.P&G Exhibition – Lab 111 Amsterdam (2017)
While You’re Reading – Academie Galerie Utrecht (2016)
Riso Paradise – Kapitaal Utrecht (2015)

Talk about What Happens When Nothing Happens at Pecha Kucha Night Utrecht
– Het Huis Utrecht (2018)
Talk about Open & Bloot! at ‘My Circle of Life’, a conference organised by Ucreate
– Jaarbeurs Utrecht, in collaboration with Femme ter Haar (2018)

To see what I did before I started my design journey, check out my LinkedIn page.