I don’t consider myself to be a graphic designer, typographer, type designer or calligrapher. You could say I’m an ambassador of letters; always on the look out for new, inspiring thoughts on the subject, protecting them from being underestimated and undervalued.
2003 – now
Independent typographic designer, focussing on experiment in type and typography.
2017 – current
Teacher and instructor in Type & Typography at the Publication Station, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
2015 – 2016
Teacher Type at the Royal Academy of Arts,
The Hague (The Netherlands)
2007 – 2015
Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
It started with teaching typography to a small group of students for a few hours a week. Soon this became a full time position: Head of the Graphic Design Department, assessor, member of the admission board, guiding internships, managing projects, and developing curricula.
2016 – 2017
Master degree Expert class Type Design at The Plantin Institute of Typography, Antwerp (Belgium)
Master degree (Type&Media), The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (The Netherlands)
Internship at Penguin Putnam Inc., NYC. (USA)
1998 – 2002
Bachelor Typographic Design, The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (The Netherlands)