I'm a graphic designer based in Rotterdam.
Being obsessed with bright colours, using them works as a tone of voice. A natural attraction or maybe even an addiction. And it's just soooo much more fun!
Combined with a curiosity and non-conformity about existing conventions, my work vividly expresses the questions that I have myself, while also proposing them to society. I aim to show a different perspective.
I try to often work with conditional design, leading to interaction and an element of surprise. Taking control sometimes means letting it go.
For any inqueries, collaborations or coffee dates:
+31 (0) 619 029 765
Graphic Design intern
sept 2015 - dec 2015
Graphic Design intern
sept 2014 - jan 2015
Willem de Kooning Academy
Graphic Design Bachelor, 2016 - current
University of Northampton
Graphic Communication Honours Program, 2016
SintLucas Creative Community
MBO Media Design, 2012-2016
Look Around and Tell Me What You See
What does fascination for the ordinary look like?
Online archive & process design
A personal fascination for the (extra) ordinary in my city Rotterdam inspired me to think of a process that would get me to new locations, via crowdsourcing. I started by asking my friends and fellow students about their favorite detail of a building or street that they pass on their daily route.
After having gathered these descriptions and locations, I took my bike to search the town for these places and photograph them.
These places gave me some interesting pictures and I decided to put them online to create a database without adresses. For others to continue and find these spots. To emphasize the detail or element itself, I turned the photos into collages, and used the website to reveal their true surroundings.
Behind the Smile of an Icon
Can we still use the smileyface as it was intended?
Research & publication
As a part of the 'From the Bottom Up' branding, I researched the history of the meaning of the smileyface. Having appeared in many different forms since the sixties, I was interested in how and why it was used and how it can be used nowadays. Can it still have the same meaning that it had when it was first created or has the smileyface evolved into a cynical icon?