Lecturer in communication design, graphic
Phone: +46 70 217 4104
One of the few staff members at UID that has not been educated
here. I am originally from the Netherlands (the 'Holland' part), I
studied graphic design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in
Rotterdam. After that I moved to the UK, London, where I obtained
my MA in Communication Design at Central St. Martins. Enjoying
London, I stayed for nearly 15 years and set up a multi-media
design agency with a bunch of friends; Bullet. In
2010 I moved to a very, very small place about 70km north of Umeå;
Floda, on a bit of a whim. My partner and I bought an old farm and
turned it into our home and a design research centre (Floda 31), and of
course I now also work at this wonderful place.
What I do at UID
I teach communication design (in the widest sense) across most
of the courses held here, so it's really nice to get to know
everyone and their work. I am also responsible for organising the
Wednesday lectures (lectures of varied topics on - you guessed
it - wednesdays). Additionally I design the occassional
communication material for the school.
Talk to me about
I love developing concepts in any medium or form. What is your big
idea, and how will you go about designing it?
Talk to me about 2D communication, typography, pictograms,
information design, exhibition design, guerilla marketing, dealing
with clients and dealing with deadlines.
I am starting a design research project of my own dealing with
the subject of Dementia, so if you have any thoughts on that, I'd
love to hear them too.
Pictolution, one of a series of prints designed bij Marije,
available at the Bildmuseet art shop