Designer • London, UK • February 2014–present
After getting my Master's in Graphic Branding and Identity, I started my London work experience with a placement at Ascend Studio, where I currently work as a designer. Working for a variety of clients in the property, education, architecture and arts sectors, I have produced brand identities, magazines, brochures and websites for companies big and small.
Freelance Designer • 2012–present
From 2012 onwards I have occaisonally accepted freelance work. My clients tend to be small and independent, working in the arts and cultural sector. Commissions include a brand identity for Rotterdam based text writer, editor and presenter Uitgewikkeld and brochure design for London based contemporary art gallery The Agency.
Graphic Designer & Photographer • Rotterdam, NL • April–December 2012
After getting my degree in Graphic Design I worked at Quest Media for 9 months and gained experience in the fields of advertising, photography and artworking. In collaboration with art directors Bjorn Stolte and Bas Voermans I have produced notable advertisements for a range of different clients, including The Greenery and Nemag.
Graphic Design & Photography Intern • Utrecht, NL • February–July 2011
Studio CAPAZ is an Utrecht based graphic design and photography studio. As I have always worked in both fields, this was the perfect place for me to intern. During my 5 months there I have worked on both design and photography commissions for clients big and small in the property, cultural and design sector.
Rotterdam to London
Before moving to London, I lived in Rotterdam where I studied Graphic Design. An exchange programme to the University of the West of England in Bristol introduced me to British culture and design, which I liked a lot. So after graduating in Rotterdam I couldn't wait to do a Master's in London. Learning about branding made me realise that this is what I wanted to focus on. After finishing my Master's, I decided to stay in London to gain some work experience. Three years later, I'm still there, excited about the inspiring place that London is. As a designer London makes me want to work harder and go further, while also keeping me curious and open minded. What an amazing city to live in.
London College of Communication
Master of Arts (MA) • Graphic Branding and Identity • London, 2013
University of the West of England
3 Month Exchange Programme • Graphic Design • Bristol, 2009
Willem de Kooning Academy
Bachelor of Design (BDes) • Graphic Design • Rotterdam, 2007–2012
Research • Strategy • Tone of voice • Copywriting • Naming • Positioning • Identity systems • Logo design • Brand guidelines • Advertising
Typography • Editorial design • Artworking • Print production
Website design • Wireframing • User interface design
Architecture • Portraiture • Editorial • Documentary