A passion for extreme sports, nature's insanity and character design led me to creating collections and concepts driven by a story, a craving, and an urge for adrenaline
I love the way Antoine de Saint-Exupéry inspired W. Disney :
"It's not the eyes, it's the glance. It's not the mouth, it's the smile"
CHARACTER | Empathic, eager to learn, cheerful, Team player
FOCUS | Technical details and solutions, print design, concept design for themes, materials, artworks and all over prints.
FASHION DESIGN SKILLS | Technical drawing, fashion illustration, draping, pattern drawing, fabric design, knitting, machine knitting.
COMPUTER SKILLS | Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Lightroom, WordPress, Semplice.
LANGUAGES | English and Dutch
NORTH ACTION SPORTS GROUP 2017 - PRESENT
PRODUCT DESIGNER @ MYSTIC & NORTH WINDSURFING
Jul 2021 - Present
Designing yearly waterwear collections for Mystic and water sports equipment for North.
SENIOR APPAREL DESIGNER @ MYSTIC
Oct 2020 - Jul 2021
Designing Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter collection for Mystic Apparel.
APPAREL/WATERWEAR DESIGNER @ MYSTIC
Sept 2018 - Oct 2020
Designing Spring Summer, Autumn Winter collection for Mystic Apparel and product ranges for the Mystic Waterwear department.
JUNIOR APPAREL/WATERWEAR DESIGNER @ MYSTIC & MAGIC MARINE
Jul 2017 - Sep 2018
Designing Spring Summer, Autumn Winter product ranges for the Mystic Apparel and Waterwear department.
Responsibilities : from designing a seasonal concept and theme with connecting moodboards for colours, all over prints, graphics, materials, trimmings and styles. Visiting suppliers and guiding them in the sample process, adjusting samples, review products and production, fits, styling on photoshoots on location and in studio's, presenting new collections to salesteam and market. Initiating new developments, styles, trends, concepts, moodboards, colourcards, technical details and solutions, repeating prints, artworks, shapes.
Product range Mystic Apparel : Jackets, Sweats, Knitts, Wovens, Headwear, Atleasure, Swimwear, Boardshorts.
Product range Mystic Waterwear : Wetsuits, Harnesses, Rash, QD, Bags, Neo acc, Impact vests, Towelling, Helmets.
Product range North ASG : Sails, Bags, Sups
BACK STAGE DRESSER @ ELCIE
2019 - Assisting Elsbeth Schiphorst Backstage
BACK STAGE ASSISTANT @ L'ORÉAL HAIR FASHION NIGHT
2018 - Assisting Diek Pothoven, Show Director from MARTAN
COSTUME DESIGNER, Modern Dance Performance @ FUNDIES
2016 - Creating garements together with Hans Hutting for ja nee maar echt echt
FASHION DESIGN TEACHER @ PALLAS ATHENE COLLEGE
2016 - Teaching basics about fashion and concept design.
DESIGN ASSISTENT @ MAISON THE FAUX
2016 - Short Freelance project. Creating Items for ANNAANNA at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam
ACCESSOIRY DEVELOPER,DESIGNER @ TRINBECX
2015 - Assisting in designing the 2015 collection presented at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam FW + SS. Head of design and development of woven and knitted accessiories. FW16 Was part of the Global Denim Awards 2015
Fashion and Design Bachelor @ ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem
2011 - 2015 completed
Pre Bachelor @ ArtEZ University of the Arts Zwolle
2010 - 2011 completed and admitted for Bachelor Illustration
Art introduction course @ ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem
2009 - 2010 completed
Senior general secondary education @Thomas a Kempis
2005 - 2010 HAVO