I study product design at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam.
It is important for me to work with my hands and experiment. With my work I always try to make something that is surprising, interactive and sustainable.
My drive is to give added value to products. Make people more aware about their products, create little experiences during the day so you can enjoy it more. I become really motivated when I start a new project.
During my experiments, new ideas come up I can use later. This is how I trigger my mind to develop new concepts. I hope that in the future, you can find me in my own atelier, with my own machines. Expect me to develop myself more in the making process of (3D) fabrics for products or clothing.
I wanted to join MARKITDOWN because it was something that I never did before, and I wanted to challenge myself. I usually make things 3D and now it needed to be 2D. I also never worked this big, so I really went out of my comfort zone.
The thing I liked the most about MARKITDOWN is that they create opportunities for upcoming artists. You can make a painting without having to pay for the paint and you immediately have a place where you can exhibit your work.
Another thing that I think is great about this project is that you can look at the separate pieces from different artists, but together it also becomes one big piece. The spaces in-between the different artworks are more quiet, so the pieces don’t distract from each other and this way all the artworks complement each other.