Sophie Van Der Merwe is a recent graduate of Portland State University.
Send her an email VNDRMRWE@GMAIL.COM


Type Design


Yoppa is an experimental bitmap script that represents cross pollination of digital and organic. Yoppa is a featured typeface of type design collective, Club OTF.

Shaking the Tree Theatre



Selected work from productions Made to Dance in Burning Buildings, SALT, and Escaped Alone.


T-shirt Design, Photography, Styling


Merkret was a self-directed project that was born from my obsession with streetwear brands, Cometees, Lefthand LA, and No Sesso. In the process of illustrating, producing, and attempting to sell T-shirts, I discovered my passion for concepting, styling, directing photoshoots and look books.  

Video documentation by Ty Johnson

Sophie Van Der Merwe
Portland, Oregon