After graduating with honors from Minerva Art Academy in early 2002 with my award winning
graduation project, I have been active as a Graphic Designer and Independent Artist under the name
" Home Made " for the last 9 years. Within those years I have been establishing a solid reputation as a designer, known for my strong visual designs and concepts, eye for detail and sense of humor displayed in my work. I am a committed individual and a creative and original graphic designer who brings a passion for design, typography and art to my work.
In 2003 I was asked to join the Nike EMEA Apparel Design Department where I gave my contribution to various design teams, categories and collaborating with key accounts such as Foot Locker Europe.
At Nike I was able to build up a solid understanding of apparel graphic design, consumer needs and all of the current trends and techniques in the industry, enabling me to make collections successful an highly profitable. Many of my "Quick Turn Tees" and “Graphic Tees”, programs that Nike runs, had a very high sell-through and high volume. Also designing Headwear and new Trims for each season; both product and graphics.
In 2008 I decided to go work as a freelance designer, enabling me to expand my creative palette
and allowing me more time to be dedicated to my Independent Art. The majority of my clients are
active within the Fashion Apparel Industry. Clients have included; K-Swiss Europe, Protest Boardwear,
Scotch & Soda, Robe di Kappa, No Excess, Excessive, Nike Sportswear, Mud Jeans, Hort, Streetlab,
Pakhuis de Zwijger and View2 Magazine.
Driven by my interest for Asian culture and seeing a great opportunity to expand my knowledge,
I relocated to the city of Chongqing, China, mid 2009, to teach at an Art & Design Academy.
I have been helping students to develop their creative abilities and confusing random Chinese people.
As an Independent Artist I have participated in numerous exhibitions and art shows across
Holland, Europe and New York City.