curriculum vitæ
education received

1968 - 1975
Willem Lodewijk Gymnasium, Groningen
grammar school

1975 - 1976
St.Joost Academie of the Arts, Breda
tutor (a.o.) Chris Brand
graphic design ground course

1976 - 1980
Drukkerij De Regenboog, Groningen
apprentice / assistant at offset printer's
pre-press, in-house design and lay-out
(IBM Composer, LetraSet, CopyProof, scissors, glue ;-)

1977 - 1982
Groningen University
History of Art, Architecture and Design
prof. dr. Ed Taverne, dr. Auke v.d. Woud

1982 - (1985)
University of Amsterdam
History of Art - modern & contemporary art
dr. Antje von Graevenitz
minors: Music History, Philosophy

VPRO-radio, Hilversum
Composing the Radio
8 week radio course
(tutors a.o.) Willem de Ridder, Han Reiziger, Walter Slosse,
Ned Sublette, Steve Rathe, Alvin Curran
various features plus two 2-hour radio broadcasts

education given



Core tutor e-cultures & transmedia narratives
Camera Arts
Lucerne School of Art and Design
Luzern, Switzerland

Core tutor, thesis advisor
Piet Zwart Institute
(since 2013)

2013 - 2015
Course director
Editorial Design Masters,
HKU, Utrecht

2011 - 2015
Core tutor
Graphic Design Masters, St. Joost Academy, Breda


The cultural role of graphic design [lecture series]
-Arnhem Academy of the Arts, Graphic Design department, May/June

MAhku Editorial Design
Redesign of educational structure and new course plan,
Utrecht Graduate School of Arts and Design
+ lecturer

City Bytes
Workshop during Cumulus design education conference, IADE, Lisbon
with Erik Adigard
May 23rd / 27th

Virtual Visiting Faculty
Graduate Design Dept.
North Carolina State University
on-line seminar New Information Environments

Virtual Visiting Faculty
Graphic Design Dept.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
On-line Master Critique

Visiting Lecturer,
Academy St. Lucas, Brussels

Myths, Messages and Themeparks
Deconstructing cultural scripts in themed environments.
Masters Programme Experience and Entertainment Design,
Design Academy, Eindhoven

Visual Essay
Workshop on editorial aspects of visual argumentation.
Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam

It's a magazine - or is it?
Workshop designing editorial concept for communication structure at xFac.
Extra Faculteit (converging media department), KABK Den Haag

Introduction 'Designers' magazines' to workshop on making magazines.
HKA, Arnhem Art Academy, dept. Graphic Design

Exploding Cinema

Rotterdam Film Course
Course on new digital video, with Mieke Gerritzen and Willem van Weelden.
Presentations at 11 Dutch universities.
Organized by the International Film Festival, Rotterdam.


Introduction 'Designers' magazines' to workshop on making magazines.
Workshop publication: OHNO - another magazine
Project tutor: Armand Mevis
Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht

The Reader's Terms

Introduction to workshop on the virtues of print, and crits.
Project tutor: Armand Mevis
Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht

Body as art

Series of lectures on the body as material in video art from the 1970s and 1990s
Organized by Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam

Affiche Project

Tutor, with Rob Schröder, Armand Mevis, Marten Jongema.
Workshop for post-graduate designers and artists on design and editorial aspects of poster design
Sandberg Instituut / Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam / Affiche magazine

Bevlogen Verhalen

Editorial coaching during workshop on the relationship between art and graphic design, resulting in two publications
Sandberg Institute, dept. Graphic Design

Art History / Theory
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, dept. Graphic Design

Guest lecturer, workshop
Sound & Music for film and video
St.Joost Academie, Breda, audio-visual dept.

Het Boek ('The Book')
Guest lecturer/editor 'editorial'
Undergraduate students' project on editorial and design aspects of books
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, dept. Graphic Design

lectures / workshops at:

Academie Minerva, Groningen
Academie St.Joost, Breda
AKI, Enschede
Design Academy, Eindhoven
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Zwolle
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
Koninklijke Academie Beeldende Kunst, Den Haag
Piet Zwart Instituut, Rotterdam
Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam

Académie des Beaux Arts, Valence, FR
Art Centre College of Design, Pasadena, CA, US
CalArts, Los Angeles, CA, US
Central St.Martins, London, UK
Centre for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, US
Cranbrook Academy, MI, US
Fabrica, Venice, IT
HfG, Basel, CH
IADE, Lissabon, PT
ISAD, Porto, PT
IUAV/UdSM, San Marino, SM
Media & Design Academie, Genk, BE
Merz Academie, Stuttgart, DE
St. Lucas Academy, Antwerpen, BE
School of Design, Baltimore, MA, US
School of Design, George Brown University, Toronto, CA
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, US
Vital, Tel Aviv, IL

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