The Conscious Content is a collaboration between two like-minded creatives: Lianne and Nadia. The first idea for The CoCo started to grow at the end of 2020.

The months after were filled with writing our business plan, many design sessions, brainstorms, zoom meetings, houseboat kitchen dances and lots of improvements. But who are Lianne and Nadia? Time to meet the women behind The Conscious Content.

Our story

We met during our studies at Academie Artemis in Amsterdam. We both studied Allround Styling, a study that focuses on developing creative concepts, trend forecasting and design & styling for the interior-, fashion-, media-, food- and retail branche. During these 4 years we developed our creative, conceptual and visualization skills.

After our graduation we met again on the work floor at HAY, and we became close friends with lots of shared passions. In the years that followed, our shared interest in design, personal development, sustainability and a conscious lifestyle kept growing. We could talk for hours about the latest planet- or food related documentaries, shared cool sustainable brands we came across and talked about interesting books we read on personal development. But we also shared our questions and struggles. If we focus on conscious living, can we still fly to another continent to experience other cultures? Which food is truly healthy to eat – for your body and planet? And if we would like to buy new clothes, which brands are the best choice?

We started talking about working together or collaborating in some kind of way. Soon the dream of starting a positive & conscious community grew in us. A platform that provides growth in the visibility of sustainable enterprises. With a shared mission to support sustainable startups with our creative skills and to make sustainable design more accessible, The Conscious Content was born.

Hi there, I’m Lianne!

I’m a happy egg living on a houseboat in Amsterdam. I love being creative. In recent years, I’ve been busy creating and designing 3 cookbooks, making and selling prints, designing corporate identities and websites and lately I’ve been focusing more on illustrating. In addition to these creative activities, I have also specialized in web design. During my study of web design I learned the basics of web development and coding.

After reading this, you’d probably think I’m quite inactive all day, just sitting behind my desk. But the opposite is true! I love exercising: boxing, weightlifting, running, cycling. As long as the activity comes with strength and speed, I love it! I’m aware of how important a balanced life is. Because I love my active lifestyle, I find this challenging sometimes. In recent years, I have been trying to live more in balance and create more time for silence, rest, breathing exercises, meditation and affirmations. If you ask me what’s most valuable to me, I’d say: do something you like! It’s so important that your basics – your relationships, work & health – energize you. Follow your heart, don’t postpone it. Just start now! A healthy dose of enthusiasm, confidence, positivity, effort and dedication will help you reach your goal.

Fun facts:

  • My design style is light, clean, minimalistic – with a funky arty touch. I’m a huge fan of the work of Alex Proba and Wang & Söderström.
  • I love early morning walks – especially alongside the water when the sun comes up, when there’s no wind and the world is still peaceful and asleep.
  • I love healthy food – and to make meals with many different colors.
  • To get closer to myself and to be in contact with nature, I like to stay in a wooden chalet in the forest, all by myself. I do this every once in a while and I love it.
  • My favorite food? Healthy shakes, curries, pancakes and banana bread.

Nice to meet you, I’m Nadia!

I’m an allround creative currently living in Hilversum, on a 5 minute stroll away from the forest and the Hoorneboegse heide. Over the last few years I’ve been doing all kinds of creative work. From designing brand identities and web design to interior design and art direction for brand photoshoots. I really love to do a variety of things to keep my work fun and interesting, but it all has one thing in common: designing meaningful experiences. In my eyes, design is like magic and can communicate what words can’t. It’s also a powerful tool to get people moving and take action. My personal design style is best described as clean, minimalistic and sophisticated, but I like to add a touch of fun or character.

When I’m not designing, you can find me walking in the forest with my dog, practicing yoga or drinking coffee. Next to that, I have a passion for interior design and vintage treasure hunting. I love to search through thrift stores and vintage markets, although I also found some true pearls online. I love to mix those vintage pieces with modern design.

Fun facts:

  • I lived in Bali for 4,5 months, during the first lockdown of 2020. My lockdown experience is very different from most people’s. It was a strange but above all very magical time.
  • My guilty food pleasure is Hagelslag (it’s a Dutch thing). I could really eat this all day. But if I had to choose one thing to eat for the rest of my life, I would choose pears.
  • It’s my dream to live on a small farm with lots of animals, surrounded by the forest. Preferably still closeby a big city like Amsterdam. The best of both worlds.