I am an art director / author / artist / creative director / fashion disrupter / critical thinker / lecturer / and more *
living in Amsterdam. I’m working in the creative industry. Almost 2 decades. I work in my studio, writing disruptive manifestos, short copy, poetry, a book. Or I sit at the board table making strategic decisions, formulating new KPIs, manage large teams. I stand in the field, shooting with the most talented artists & photographers. Or work on campaign pitches, new identities. I create art objects, and educational programs. I give lectures, workshops, and creative advice. I know what it's like to fail, and what it's like to shine. I like to be in the background, work wìth people. I love to collaborate, shifting current values, focusing on the narrative. And dark chocolate & disclaimers.
Rietveld Academie - 1999, BFA
Sandberg Institute - 2001, MFA, Master of Fine Arts
2021 - 2022 Head of Fashion & Branding, University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam
2003 - 2021 Brand Creative Lead, G STAR RAW
2020 - Author by Meulenhoff Boekerij
1999 - NOW, artist
Work and/or interviews have been published in; Volkskrant, Volkskrant Magazine, Parool, Trouw, NRC, NY times, LA times, Wallpaper, Items, WWD, Dezeen, Dazed, Behance, Hypebeast, Linda magazine, Nouveau, Margriet, Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar & many more
Currently @The School Hasselt till end May 2022 , Vitra NY, Palais de Tokyo Paris, V&A museum London, Colette Paris, Yksi Eindhoven, BNO Amsterdam, Nederlandse Bank Amsterdam & more
During my study: Hema Student Design Competition, Alessi Student Design competition, Student Talent of the year Deloitte 1999, Student Talent of the year Talente Munich 2001.
During my G Star Raw career; FWA site of the day 2013 & 2014 I D&AD, graphite pencil 2014 & 2015 I Cannes Lions, Grand Prix 2014 I Cannes Lions, bronze lion 2013 I ACDN Grand Prix & Silver Lamp 2015 I ACDN 2x Bronze Lamp 2021
De Capsulegarderobe, published by MeulenhoffBoekerij 2020, ISBN 978-90-225-9024-9
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