Downstairs is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Amsterdam, Nederland.

We’re all about taking things back to basics.
We’ve got 20 years of cumulative design experience, and we want to share with you everything we know. We work intimately with clients—so you get the attention and care you deserve. And where needed, we invite other creatives with specialised skills to the party.


Our craft

We work with clients starting from the initial strategy phase to the design art direction and final production of a project. Our expertise includes: brand identity, graphic design, web design, social media content, set design, installation, packaging... If you feel lost, feel free to check the pages we created specificaly about some of the disciplines.


We believe in keeping it low-key and local, both for our food and our clients. We love what we do, working on projects we believe in to help you achieve your goals. Simple, fuss-free and collaborative—just how we like it.


What we believe in

No bullshit

Allowing ourselves the gift of time

Following our gut instinct, backed up by research

Putting humans at the core of the project

Working with our clients, not for our clients

Choosing projects we care about

Having fun

Being nice

Making the world a little bit better

We ask questions.
A lot. All the time.

Salt or Pepper? Beach or mountains? Why do you care about your product? What makes you feel alive?

We believe that you can never be too curious. Exploration is a major part of our work: like adding spices to a dish, the result just tastes better. We work with clients starting from the initial brand strategy phase to the design, art direction and final production of a project. As designers and directors, we believe that we’re responsible for what we put into the world. We care deeply about the people, the process & the results of our projects.


Who we are

Partners, best friends, parents to a dog and a cat. Occasional cooks and natural wine enthusiasts. We don’t finish each other's sentences but we do go on road trips while listening to podcasts about typefaces (and we’re super hyped about it).

brands on a mission • No BS design for brands on a mission • No BS design for brands on a mission • No BS design for

Made downstairs. Below sea level xxx

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