Emma van Beek (1990) was born in Leiden, and lives and works in Rotterdam. She studied Graphic Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. As a graphic designer, Emma gets inspired by both the beauty and the unattractiveness of the city of Rotterdam. In addition to this, she can often be guided by everyday objects whose beauty isn’t visible at first sight. With this, she tries to bring people as close as possible to an object or subject and to attempts to reveal its beauty.