The jury of the Dutch Design Awards 2017: This is a good example of a designer who starts a project based on his own initiative and puts his heart and soul into it. With this project he creates a new visual institute for graphic design, with an impressive result and unique visual language, in which his personal search is depicted as colourful dazzling metaphors in the design process. This Dutch designer has a clear signature and continues to reinvent himself in the fields of method and craftsmanship in silkscreen printing. The committee is also extremely impressed by the extraordinary spatial installation. With this nomination the committee celebrates the profession of graphic design and Niessen’s exemplary role.