An interview with Suzanne den Otter

I was born in a small village in the tip of Noord-Holland. When I was young my mom owned a garden centre, which I loved to decorate. The moment I saw the Dutch TV program ‘Geef nooit op‘ (Never give up) about window dressing I knew it for sure; I want to be a window dresser. Continue reading An interview with Suzanne den Otter

Analyst with a Designer Heart, Tom Dorresteijn

Peeling off layers. That’s what Tom Dorresteijn, CEO of the internationally acclaimed Studio Dumbar, does most of his time. Whether it be in the organizations he works for, in the people he works with or in himself – peeling off is the road to purity. The drummer-turned-strategist talks why he never writes more than one page, offering words of wisdom along the way. Continue reading Analyst with a Designer Heart, Tom Dorresteijn

5 Questions with graphic designer Thomas Dahm (Neon Moiré)

Thomas Dahm works and lives in the beautiful historic city of Delft. His studio is in a former hospital that looks out over a canal. During the summer every 15 minutes a tourist boat floats by. With guides telling the most crazy stories about the building. Which is hilarious. Continue reading 5 Questions with graphic designer Thomas Dahm (Neon Moiré)

5 Questions with graphic & digital designer Marius Roosendaal

My background is not that spectacular, I studied IT at some point. I have a bachelor of engineering, I liked computers, whaddya gonna do? I had no idea about design and art schools, but I’d like to think it influenced my work for the better. Being mostly self-taught, and not moulded by ‘conventional’ schooling, which might sound crazy from someone from the Netherlands. I liked to draw when I was younger, but once I got my hands on a computer I neglected that for the most part. Continue reading 5 Questions with graphic & digital designer Marius Roosendaal

Interview with graphic design legend Boy Bastiaens

Boy Bastiaens works across the fields of art direction, graphic design, illustration, packaging, product design, retail design and interactive media. A practical versatility that allows him to develop innovative and outstanding multidisciplinary concepts in areas of visual identity and branding. Working from out his small studio in Maastricht, he designs for a variety of national and international clients. Continue reading Interview with graphic design legend Boy Bastiaens

An interview with Tom Dorresteijn, CEO of Studio Dumbar

Studio Dumbar is one of the most respected Dutch design studios of the last 25 years. Known for their groundbreaking design work for the Dutch police, the city of Rotterdam and much more, they continue to push boundaries with recent projects like the rebranding of Alzheimer Nederland & Amsterdam Sinfonietta.  Continue reading An interview with Tom Dorresteijn, CEO of Studio Dumbar

An interview with Dutch type designer Jos Buivenga

Jos Buivenga was born in 1965 & studied publicity design at the School of Fine Art in Arnhem. He left school to work as an artist for a few years, in the fifteen years after that, he worked for several advertising agencies as an art director. Since April 2009, he has been a 100% type designer. Continue reading An interview with Dutch type designer Jos Buivenga