graphic design

From 2007 – 2017 I worked as a graphic designer.
I graduated as Bachelor Graphic Designer at ArtEZ Arnhem in 2007.

From 2015 to 2016, I made 4 projects in public space at Doesburg (Gelderland, NL)

Photo: Harm-Jan Weevers

Because of the 777th anniversary of Doesburg (2014-2015 september), the plan was to publish 7 poems on walls of domestic homes. In Dutch we call it “muurgedichten”. Stichting Doesburg 777 (foundation) gave me the assignment to realize this.
It took a lot of time to paint, an average of six letters per hour for the first poem. As a result of which in the first place the budget came to 3 poems.
Later on, in 2016, there was another possibility to paint an extra one: a special one with Chinese characters.

Below an impression in text and image,
and links to Dutch articles, interviews and other publications
Read more information in Dutch on the website of VVV Doesburg

Dutch|NL Hieronder een impressie in beeld en tekst (EN),
en links naar artikelen, interviews, en andere publicaties (NL).
Uitgebreide informatie leest u op de website van VVV Doesburg


Poem 1    ‘Vertikaal’ (part 8)

Author: J.C. van Schagen (1891-1985), part 8 of ‘Vertikaal’.
Location: corner Koepoortstraat 19 / Korte Koepoortstraat
Working hours: about 40 hours (typography, design plan, creating contours, and lots of painting)
Unveiled on: February 7, 2015

Media article: doesburgdirect.nl/wethouder-onthult-eerste-muurgedicht-in-doesburg/
Media interview: Doesburg TV
Media local tv: omroepgelderland.nl/nieuws/2083042/Eerste-Doesburgse-muurgedicht-onthuld 
Media online: straatpoezie.nl

Dutch|NL : Lees meer over deze 4 muurgedichten op de website van VVV Doesburg (onderaan pagina na aanklikken van deze link)



Poem 2    ‘Waterkant’

Author: Jan Vijn, city poet
By order of ‘Waterkant festival’ that took place during the festivities of 777.
Location: corner Veerpoortstraat 40 / Korte Veerpoortstraat
Working hours: about 20 hours (typography, design plan, creating contours, and painting)

Unveiled on: July 10, 2015

Media online: straatpoezie.nl

Dutch|NL : Lees meer over deze 4 muurgedichten op de website van VVV Doesburg (onderaan pagina na aanklikken van deze link)

view a glimpse into the creative process of this poem further down this page




Poem 3    ‘I.M. Burgemeester Luesink’

Author: Jan Vijn, city poet
Written shortly after the death of our mayor during the festivities of 777.
Location: ‘Het Arsenaal’ – Kloosterstraat 15
On the building, attached with a transparant (acrylic) plate.
Explanation: Because of the rules of this national monument we were not allowed to paint directly on the wall. We have got the permission for this plate, we had to put the attachments in the cement, and not in the bricks.
Working hours: about 16 hours (typography, design plan, lots of measure, painting, and remove foil between letters)
Unveiled on: September 19, 2015

Media article: doesburgdirect.nl/muurgedicht-voor-overleden-burgemeester-kees-luesink/
Media local tv: Doesburg TV – unveil poem
Media online: straatpoezie.nl – with picture of poem totally

Dutch|NL : Lees meer over deze 4 muurgedichten op de website van VVV Doesburg (onderaan pagina na aanklikken van deze link)



Poem 4    ‘De Citer’ (Chinese poem)

Author: Bai Juyi (Middle Ages: 772-846)
Chinese calligraphy: Jan Baggerman
Location: Bergstraat 46
Working hours: about 32 hours (knowledge of calligraphy, design plan, creating contours, lots of painting, and also designed a translation plate)
Unveiled on: April 23, 2016

Media article: doesburgdirect.nl/burgemeester-van-doesburg-onthult-chinees-muurgedicht/
Media local tv: Doesburg TV – unveil poem – complete story
Media online: straatpoezie.nl – Dutch translation included

Dutch|NL : Lees meer over deze 4 muurgedichten op de website van VVV Doesburg (onderaan pagina na aanklikken van deze link)

view a glimpse into the creative process of this poem further down this page


glimpse into the creative process

Poem 2    ‘Waterkant’

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Poem 4    ‘De Citer’ (Chinese poem)

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