Last #TDKtuesdays was all about young illustrators. We had such a beautiful and gezellig evening! Thanks to @Enzo Pérès-Labourdette, @Veronica Comin and @Isabelle Oud who shared with us their creative work. We had a full year of activities and meet-ups, and this couldn't have happened without the great TDK Amsterdam team @Ria Bhatnagar, @Roos Lomans and @Isabelle Oud. Oh yes, TDK AWARDS ARE BACK! We’re looking for portfolios of Graphic Design, typography, illustration and digital/product design and you can WIN! check out the awards tab for full info. This was our last #TDKtuesdays event for 2018, see you again on the 5th of February 2019!
— Zlil Busnach
Get the low down on your fav Amsterdam creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
Studio Paul Bergman
Graphic Designer/Art Director Paul Bergman and the rest of the team at Studio Paul Bergman constantly nail it with their typographic choices for each project, but here we chat with Paul about everything but the studio (well, maybe a little bit still)! He tells us about his teenage punk band, his current 5 favourite designers, and tells you to 'do your homework' when you're reaching out to studios/employers — we couldn't agree more!
Graphic designer Eva Cremers just finished an internship with the amazing Snask team in Stockholm (so jelly!) and she's already planning her next design inspo trip to New Zealand. We had a lovely chat about her amazing late grandmother, her love for Leta Sobierajski and, of course, her time at Snask!
We are out of office
After studying together Winneke & Felix went on the conventional designer route, but soon discovered this wasn't the path for them. We are out of office started from wanting to do their own thing—which hey is a pretty great thing! See how Winneke and Felix use their design skills to create a job that suits the two of them ?
Working out of a ship yard, Marta Veludo, creates beautiful playful projects. It's clear she sticks to her word of 'fun and play is my motto'! From getting colourful when young to exploring getting in to sculpture— hear about how Marta found her place being her own boss and having fun while at it.
Binger Laucke Siebein
Things that feel a little off... that questions 'ugly? or pretty?' are what peeks Dirk's interest! Keeping up to date with whats changing around him Dirk has a keen focus on the young ones — 'These young people will be my competitors in a very short time. I must know exactly what is going on.' We're with Dirk on staying young at heart ❤️. Dirk is one of the three that create Binger Laucke Siebein— Daniel Binger, Dirk Laucke and Johanna Siebein, read on to hear what's inspired him and how he started out.
What can go wrong in a chicken suit? Can making mistakes lead to great success? We had a chat with Erik Kessels the 'Kessels' of KesselsKramer about chasing a dream for 11 years and have it disintegrate in 1hr—Erik discovered his path to Graphic Design and starting up his own studio with Johan Kramer.
Here is a man worth shouting about; Thomas from @neonmoire likes to curate design conferences and summer schools around the world on his platform Neon Moire. He loves the colour purple and is pretty passionate about typography—check out what Thomas created with his side project Tabletto—give it a go if you love a challenge!
Freelance graphic designer and brand new dad :D Ricardo Leite fills us in on the Amsterdam design scene. Ricardo is a strong believer that one of the best ways to grow is to learn from mistakes, ask ALL of the questions and do a little something that surprises those who have more experience than you.
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Dutch Design Week
Elk jaar in oktober vindt in Eindhoven de negendaagse Dutch Design Week (DDW) plaats. Het grootste designevenement van Noord-Europa presenteert dan werk en concepten van ruim 2600 ontwerpers aan meer dan 335.000 bezoekers uit binnen- en buitenland. Verspreid over zo’n honderd locaties door de hele stad, organiseert en faciliteert DDW onder andere tentoonstellingen, lezingen, prijsuitreikingen, netwerkbijeenkomsten, debatten en festiviteiten.
Dutch Design Daily
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