Roel Wouters (1972) works as graphic designer and film director. He runs his own studio named Xelor since 2002. Studio Xelor works across all media and operates mostly in the cultural field. For the past few years Wouters has been teaching interactive and graphic design courses at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, the Sandberg Institute and at Yale University School of Art. He is also affiliated with the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Together with Luna Maurer, Jonathan Puckey and Edo Paulus, Wouters has been working on the ‘Conditional Design’ manifesto. A manifesto that promotes the idea of designing conditions rather than end results.