Richard Van Der Laken

Richard Van der Laken is a Dutch graphic designer, creative director and long-time advocate for the transformative power of design. Together with Pepijn Zurburg, he is co-founder of What Design Can Do, an international platform which empowers creatives to address urgent societal issues. To do this, WDCD has created multiple design challenges, publications, and events hosted across Amsterdam, Brazil and Mexico. Van der Laken is also creative director of renowned agency De Designpolitie and member of the award-winning design collective Gorilla.