Maartje van Hooij is a fashion designer, art director and educator. Van Hooij studied fashion in Rotterdam, graduating in June 2012. She went on to be accepted to a masters in fashion communication at Polimoda in Florence, Italy. Her work spans the disciplines of design, styling, art direction and film-making and is influenced by her desire to create worlds in multiple forms. In 2012 van Hooij's team won the prize for best student film at ASVOFF in Barcelona for their entry Amante.