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my path taken in 3 steps

Industrial Design Engineering Industrial Design Engineering

I studied Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology for two years. I still apply my mathematical en analytical approach that originated here in my current projects. In 2005 I decided to change my path to Theatre Design at the University of Arts (HKU) in Utrecht.

Theatre Design / Scenography Theatre Design / Scenography

I graduated in 2009 as bachelor of design at the University of Arts (HKU) theatre design in Utrecht. Why are the Greek mythologies still performed today? My answer to that is because these plays are about human emotions and these emotions are still valid today. To me, theatre is about storytelling and transmitting information to […]

Graphic Design / Data visualization & Storytelling Graphic Design / Data visualization & Storytelling

In my working years I slowly moved away from theatre and more towards graphic design and data visualization. These fields might come as a surprise, yet in these fields I combine all techniques from my previous education.

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It’s all in its details

It’s all in its details

Posted on Dec 24, 2015

The amount of data is impressive, but the stories lie in its details. When all buildings in the Netherlands are shaded according to year of construction, it gives you this; a very detailed map in which you can wander around and explore. Your own curiosity will provide you with all the questions one could ask […]

Literary map

Literary map

Posted on Dec 9, 2015

Through the events by Maptime Amsterdam I got introduced to the literary maps of leesbaaramsterdam. The map is build up from literary quotes related to specific sites of the city. It doesn’t only give directions to a destination this way, it will guide you through its culture where every street has its story to tell. A fantastic way […]

Project “Seen”

Project “Seen”

Posted on Nov 1, 2015

A beautiful project worth mentioning is Project “Seen” by Emil Kozole “Seen is a typeface that is concerned with privacy and the interception of our communications by the NSA. It automatically strikes through “spook words” as they are written. The typeface can be installed and used as any other font, but once any of the trigger words […]

Take a scroll

Take a scroll

Posted on Oct 12, 2015

One of my favorite graphics is “The Depth of the Problem” by Richard Johnson and Ben Chartoff, published by The Washington Post. It creates insight of a depth when numbers go beyond understanding. How deep is 15.000 ft actually? What exactly is the problem? It is strong in its simplicity and takes its audience by the hand. It uses references […]

graphics can make a difference

graphics can make a difference

Posted on Sep 12, 2015

The Global Health expert Hans Rosling still inspires me with his Ted-talk Let my dataset change your mindset; about the importance of data visualization and the need to create insight to get a better understanding of the world we live in. “… the statistics of the world have not been made properly available. Because of that, we still have the old mindset of […]

"Design isn't ultimately about typography and white space, it is about creating visualizations that readers can both understand and engage with emotionally" - Amanda Cox, New York Times