Joost Grootens (1971) is a graphic designer with a background in architecture. His studio designs books in the fields of architecture, urban space and art, specializing on atlas projects, designing both the maps and the books themselves. Among his clients are nai010 Publishers, Lars Müller Publishers, Phaidon Press, Gta Verlag, Vanabbe Museum and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Joost Grootens has won numerous prizes for his designs. Among them the 'Goldene Letter' and two Gold Medals in the Best Book Design from all over the World competition in Leipzig. In 2009 he was awarded the Netherlands' most prestigious design award, the Rotterdam Design Prize. A monograph about his work titled 'I swear I use no art at all' was published by 010 Publishers in 2010. Joost Grootens gives lectures around the world regularly and has been teaching at Design Academy Eindhoven since 2002. He has also taught, conducted workshops or acted as jury member at various institutions in Asia, Europe ans North America. Joost Grootens is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).