Roger Willems (b. Tilburg, 1969) studied graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts St Joost, Breda, the Netherlands and was assistant of Karel Martens from 1993 till 1995. Post graduated in 1999 at the Design Department of the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam.
Lives and works as self-employed designer in Amsterdam, mainly working in the field of book design for publishing houses and cultural institutions. Started his own publishing and editorial project in 1998 together with artists Mark Manders and Marc Nagtzaam: Roma Publications. Since then, Roma Publications has been expanding in an informal and dynamic way as a platform for production and distribution of publications, made in close collaboration with a growing number of artists, designers, curators, and writers.