Irma Boom is an Amsterdam-based graphic designer specializing in book making. For five years she worked (editing and concept/design) on the 2,136-page book SHV Think Book 1996–1896 commissioned by SHV Holdings in Utrecht and published in English and Chinese.
Boom studied graphic design at the AKI Art Academy in Enschede. After graduation she worked for five years at the Dutch Government Publishing and Printing Office in The Hague. In 1991 she founded Irma Boom Office, which works nationally and internationally in both the cultural and commercial sectors. Clients include the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam; Paul Fentener van Vlissingen (1990–2006); Inside Outside; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Prince Claus Fund; Fondazione Prada; Zumtobel; Ferrari; Masserati; Vitra International; NAi Publishers; United Nations; OMA/Rem Koolhaas; Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum; Aga Khan Foundation, Geneva; Yale University Press, London; and Bard Graduate Center, New York.
Since 1992 Boom has been a critic at Yale University and gives lectures and workshops worldwide. She has been the recipient of many awards for her book designs and was the youngest laureate to receive the prestigious Gutenberg Prize for her complete body of work.