This is an app concept that I developed in order to improve mental health. The focus lies on young people, especially those who grow up without access to therapy.
The game gently helps users to self-reflect and log their feelings. Specifically, you take care of a pretty plant by answering questions. The questions are based on an intersectional model of society, and the app can be further improved by the implementation of a simple predictive algorithm. The magic is in the design, though. Slowly, the plant adopts qualities that match the character of the user.
Design shapes the future, which is why I try to stay on top of my ethics. Here's my attempt to make the world a friendlier place for queers, the polyamorous, and others who may feel left out during Valentine's Day. Commissioned by Mindshakes.
I do illustrations for all kinds of purposes, ranging from hang-on-the-wall art to editorial illustrations. Here is a selection of my illustrative work.
Window drawing by Ekoplaza, the organic supermarket chain.
I've had the pleasure of working on a Lovecraftian horror book featuring thirteen illustrators, amongst which the incomprehensibly talented Ludwig Volbeda. I contributed two stories, eight pages each. Here are a few fragments.
Drawing the Times
2016 is an infographic-style comic on casual sexism and gender stereotypes. It was featured on Drawing the Times as part of their special on intersectional feminism. A large print of this work is currently being exhibited in Haarlem.
An infographic for a Dutch water company, explaining their benefits.
Bidden en Vallen
Cover illustration and some of the illustrations I designed for Bidden en Vallen, the most recent novel by Henk van Straten.
The cover was nominated for the Best Book Cover 2015 by Libris and subsequently won 3rd place.
Workshops can include live drawing, lectures, children's classes, co-creation, and other group activities. I also do one-on-one coaching sessions.
The result of an art workshop I taught at the Annie M.G. Schmidt elementary school together with Eva Gonggrijp. The children made little cardboard boxes in which they'd put something special for their mom, dad, best friend, pet, favorite Minecraft creature, or any other beloved being. The works were then displayed in the school library.
My favorite was a girl who gave her best friend a box filled with pizzas.
What does the product design of sex toys tell us about our views on sexuality?
Can advertising be used to sell critical thinking?
I give talks on aesthetics, ethics, and how the two intertwine.