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WORK

ACTIVITIES  

MISCELLANEOUS

MERZ AKADEMIE STUTTGART

ARTEZ ZWOLLE ZOMERLAB

Art academy students teamed up with an eclectic bunch of art and design professionals at the end of their first year for a workshop week.

The overall theme was '(BODY) BUILDING'. I took my students to see musea (Micropia/Tropenmuseum), an artist studio (Margret Wibmer), watched the documentary 'The Artist is Present' and took them for a swim in the old and  beautiful Zuiderbad in the middle of the city after visiting the library of the Rijks Museum.

Thank you Isolde Venrooy, zomerlab mastermind, for asking me.

MERZ AKADEMIE STUTTGART

Workshop week with first year students who started their new academy life three weeks earlier.

They've were asked to take a street and photograph every typographical element there is to see and turn those findings into an 2-d or 3-d collage-work.

Thank you Professor Joost Bottema for inviting me.

ARTEZ ZWOLLE ZOMERLAB

Art academy students teamed up with an eclectic bunch of art and design professionals at the end of their first year for a workshop week.

The overall theme was 'PLANTS'. My project was called: 'KIJKT DE WATERIEP TERUG?' (Does the water elm looks back?)

The students were asked to observe and registrate in the public space all they could find related to the overall theme.

At the end of the week everybody made an one page layout containing an exiting and divers collection of their findings. A book was made and presented.

Thank you Isolde Venrooy, zomerlab mastermind, for asking me.

DESIGN ACADEMY EINDHOVEN

Graphic design support for the MAPPING lessons in the propedeuse year. For inspiration I made a digital archive for the students.

Special thanks to Neeltje ten Westenend for asking me.

ARTEZ ZWOLLE ZOMERLAB

Art academy students teamed up with an eclectic bunch of art and design professionals at the end of their first year for a workshop week.

My project was called: 'THE HARDEST THING TO SEE IS WHAT'S IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES'. A sentence which later on was reproduced on an old jobbing press which was made possible by the nice men of Drukkerij Terts as part of an excursion. An other excursion was to the library of the Bijzondere Collecties (Special Collections) next to Artis Zoo.

The students were asked to go everyday to the same spot they've picked in the city and observe it very, very, very, very closely. Their notations were gathered and transformed into short audio files.

Thank you Isolde Venrooy, zomerlab mastermind, for asking me.

DESIGN ACADEMY EINDHOVEN

I've guided students from, what was then called, the Man and Leisure department in their third module to make a digital portfolio.

I've also supported students who made use of graphic design elements in their graduation projects.

Beside the teaching I've made several graphic designs for a variety of projects related to Man and Leisure and made a digital (blog)archive for the department.

Special thanks to Wineke van Muiswinkel for getting me involved.

IDO WORKSHOP HONG KONG

The Ido workshop was an initiative of the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and TU Delft. The exchange happend every year with different participants. The Design Academy Eindhoven was invited to join in and I was asked to go as its represented for the Hong Kong part. Siebe Bakker (Bureau Bakker) took over for the Delft part.

Twentyfour students from six different academies (three from each country) were split up into four groups to study the theme HOSPITALITY for six weeks. The weeks in Hong Kong and a trip to Shenzhen were research based. Then everybody moved to Delft to translate their findings into concepts and conclude in a digital presentation.  

GEBR. SILVESTRI AMSTERDAM

I joined Adrian and Stefan Silvestri for a while doing mainly commercial work for example for the HEMA, lots of interior clients as well as cultural institutions and artists.

Visit their site to see what they've been up to and have a look at their home made typefaces.

MERZ AKADEMIE STUTTGART

During a workshop week at the MERZ students were asked to to come up with 10 words how to describe themself accompanied by 10 illustrations.

Pick the most exiting combination and make an A1 poster. Hang this poster on different locations in the public space and observe the reacties and make photo's. Now make an A5 booklet from the process, endresult and reflection. Edition two; one for the student and one for me. It was a thrill to see how much was done in five days.

Thank you Professor Joost Bottema for inviting me.

AKI SCHOOL OF ART ENSCHEDE

For five years I worked in the foundation year of the AKI teaching fresh, young students new ways of looking at things, how to broaden their horizon and develop new ideas.

Besides the regular program we would go every year on an excursion. I made the travel guides full of useful and trivial information.

The old AKI building was the perfect setting for the famous assignment: 'Throw an egg from the second floor without breaking it'. So we did it and it was a blast.

BURO RIETVELD AMSTERDAM

Buro Rietveld was a student initiative which started in 1997. I was one of the few initiators. The Buro organized happenings, supported students who 'wanted to do something', helped to bring more clarity into the murky water of information which floods an academy and tried to give people a good time.

Circulating all kinds of information within the academy was a big task and we explored different ways to make that happen. As a graphic design student I saw this as a great opportunity to put my skills to use before a critical audience.

W19 AMSTERDAM

While working at the artist initiative W139 I began to take an interest in graphic design. Making the visuals for the first mayor subsidy applications I got the hang of it and went on to make a variety of announcements, invitations and hand made posters.

During my time there I applied for the Rietveld Academy and combined a day job with evening school for several years.

In the workshop week at the MERZ academy my project was called 'THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE' wherin students were given the message:

"You are a curiosity correspondent extraordinaire in search of stories an images. An extreme close observer who listens to the heartbeat of an unknown person and dare to ask follow up questions. A treasure hunter of the things that are so easily overlooked but are worth while at second glance."

And with this attitude gather information of a spot you pass daily from home to school but never really looked at. Transform this data in an 2/3-d work.

Thank you Professor Joost Bottema for inviting me.