From September onwards, for 3 months we are very excited to be hosting our #TDKtuesdays events in one of the most vibrant co-working space in Amsterdam. #inalab, A Lab stands for experiment and experience, combining the strength of #Amsterdam's creative scene, technological prowess, social networks and free thinking spirit. We are very happy to be collaborate with A-Lab creative community for your monthly dose of design and Inspiration .Hope to see you all in our next TDKtuesdays.
— Zlil Busnach
Get the low down on your fav Amsterdam creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
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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Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Amsterdam.
On the Grid
On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.
Creative Mornings Amste…
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!
Neon Moiré is a curated event guide of the world's most interesting design conferences and events on our digitized world. The agenda will focus on graphic, typography and interaction design conferences, not to forget design film festivals and an overview of the top design summer schools.
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.
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