My name is Sophie Wantia and I founded Studio Wantia in the search of optimism and play within our daily lifes. By collaging a graphic and playful dialogue between the body, objects, and space, I create my own graphic world. In this graphic world I play with recognition and the unknown.

“The start of something new is not accomplished by the mind, but by acts of playful intuition.”

In 2019 I graduated in Fashion Design, at the School of Arts in Utrecht. During my education my enthusiasm for collage and endless experimenting with color, shape and materials grew. This is when I started my research in play. I was blessed to have my graduation project ‘Need to Play’ shown on many platforms, including Amsterdam Fashion Week, Fashionclash and Dutch Design Week. 

In 2020 I was the winner of the Joke Veeze Award and after this I experimented with an interactive exhibition in Rotterdam. In 2021 I won the Epson Design Awards at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. With all these opportunities I got to specialize in print design with sublimation and plotting. 

I’m excited to continue to grow in the right way!


November 2022

July - September 2022

April - June 2022




September 2020

April 2020


01.11 - 03.11.2019


19.10 - 27.10.2019



08.07 - 09.07.2019


26.06 - 30.06.2019

08.10 - 21.10.2018

19.01 - 28.01.2018

Article Texintel

Art exhibition at Puhashop, Utrecht

Art exhibition at Kaffeetaria, Utrecht

Article Texintel for Epson Design Awards

Winner Epson Design Awards

Article by Wonen360

Meet to play workshop and exhibition 't Zandbakkie, Rotterdam

Winner Jooke Veeze Award

Article by Dutch Design Daily

Fashion Clash Festival, The route, Bijenkorf Maastricht


Dutch Design Week, exhibition at Design Perron, Eindhoven

Article by NSMBL

Participant Lichting 2019, Amsterdam Fashion Week 

Modefabriek, exhibition The Graduates, Amsterdam

Article by I-D Magazine

Exposure '19: HKU Design, Pastoefabriek, Utrecht

Dazzle to Dazzle, Bijenkorf, Utrecht

Dazzle to Dazzle, Disclosure, Academiegalerie, Utrecht

Instagram Studio Wantia

Follow Studio Wantia on Instagram for your daily dosis of play. 

Want to collaborate? Have a question? Send an email and let's get in touch!


All handmade, with love and care in Utrecht, the Netherlands.