- Time Window, A Testival, An Experiment
This experiment was a first exploration of augmented reality hosted on the web. This implementation makes it possible for visitors to use their own devices to scane the code and access the augmentation.
Within this experiment my primarily focus was getting to know the workings of technology and asessing the feedback from visitors instead of focusing on the content.
click anywhere to close Time Window, A Testival, An Experiment made in 2019 about AR, exhibition, installation, interactive, smartphone
Visitor scanning the code with their own smartphone. The qr code takes them to my website, where the experience is hosted. After they allow camera access the augmented layer is visible to them.
Detail of visitors looking through their smartphones at the augmented layer
Locus, an augmented reality sound installation.
As a site-specific interactive installation, Locus explored augmented reality as a tool to discover neglected sounds through movement in the space.
Driven by the research that augmented reality technology is mainly explored in a visual context I decided to focus on augmenting sounds instead.
Reasearching listening as a conscious activity I was inspired by Hildegard Westerkamp stating that such activity "disrupts the patterns we are caught in". In the process of making Locus I was searching to create a new space, a new realm. A realm wherein spatial discovery unlocks the audio channel and places the body as the navigator of the real and virtual interfaces.
The installation consisted of two smartphones running self-made augmented reality applications. By moving the smartphones around as "scanners", sounds could be accessed in different locations of the room. The installation consisted of thirty pre-recorded sounds with unique virtual locations in the real exhibition.
click anywhere to close Locus made in 2019 about AR, exhibition, installation, interactive, smartphone
Detail of the columns that acted as the cylindrical markers for the Augmented Reality application.
Sound could be "found" everywhere around the installation. The virtual sound locations were positioned in different heights, so visitors could find some by holding the smartphone above their head.
The experience was available regardless of age.
Detail of the marker that was recognized by the Augmented Reality application.
The experience was available during the installation on two smartphones. They worked with different configurations, the Apple phone ran using Placenote SDK whereas the Android smarphone used Vuforia SDK.
There was no visual augmented layer available through the smarphone. The image above is a representation of the virtual location of sounds distributed in the installation.
- V2 Identity
With the fictional identity redesign of V2 I wanted to contextualize the organization and its subject of media and technology development in the realm of today. The institution has an experimental an open view towards technology claiming that it researches the mediums instability.
From this starting point I created the visual identity which does not have a constant logo, the current one is always created by experimenting with the overlapping of multiple layers. Starting off with a stable singular V2 and duplicating it into textholders, grids and patterns.
click anywhere to close V2 identity design made in 2017 about identity & dynamic
The path for the V2 visual element was generated using Processing, which resulted in a collection of different versions of the logo.
- Graduation show identity
The Willem de Kooning Academy`s Graduation Show identity is redesigned every year by selected students. For this project, I worked in a multidisciplinary team and we created in-house and outside communication for the event.
We worked around the concept of Zooming in and out and designed a grid for ourselves in which we could play around with this, so each identity element got to be a layer of the zooming. The posters and flyers were printed in Pantone colors and scattered around Rotterdam.
For the event we were asked to design the signage and wayfinding which included big panels, information blocks, nametags and prize nominations and also a wayfinding app.
Collaboration with DooWon Kim (designer), Reinier Landwehr (illustrator), Sofia Nissila (designer) and the support of the Willem de Kooning Academy.
click anywhere to close Graduation show identity design made in 2017 about visual identity, exhibition design, wayfinding
Posters and flyers were spread around in the city of Rotterdam. The printing was done in Pantone colors.
As part of the wayfinding we designed the signage to carry the visual identity of the posters while fulfilling its primary informative function.
The starting point for this project was my personal frustration of not being able to be there physically at the romanian protests in the beginning of the year 2017. I collected images taken at the protests as my data and then I traced them and created a usable symbol font from it.
The symbol font is presented in the booklet with the original image the letter was divided from. The online is a solution for a different presence during protests. The animated switch between the readable and the symbol font thrives to make a presence that cannot be overlooked.
click anywhere to close Prezent/Presence made in 2017 about editorial, web-platform, data
The online platform can be visited from the link in the description highlighted with springgreen.
The symbol font for the letter "K" was generated based on the image above. Picture taken at the protest in Bucharest, february of 2017 by anonymous.
FELT is a fictional band.
The identity is created through the method of conditional design. I created a where the user can create a new appearance from the full colored letters.
After playing around with Max Msp I created a programme that recognized the four different colors of the identity and it started to play different sound for each of the colors. The user just had to hold a colorful card in front of the webcam and it became a band.
click anywhere to close Felt made in 2017 about identity, conditional design, web-platform
The online platform that served as the input to get user-input for the different visual variations of the identity. The platform can be accessed from the link in the description highlighted with springgreen.
The posters were generated with the input from the online platform and printed on Riso.
The cards were used as a live installation in which the color infuenced the audio feedback.
For the special edition of this EP I wanted the user to have a personal experience with the artwork. I wrote a processing script that makes the two distinctive illustrations follow the mouse in a dublication. While playing around with the programme always a different artwork is generated in the end. For the cover of the vinyl I selected one of these creations.
The cover design is based on the name of the band Otherside which is very representative for the band`s attitude toward commercial music so I worked around the idea of an inversed cover where I could play around with graphical elements.
click anywhere to close Otherside made in 2016 about vinyl album, user interaction
The covers of the EP were generated using Processing, making it possible to have a customized design for each potential print.
The final print was hand-made with one of the generated images.
I like to add an extra cookie. Be that an element of collaboration, interaction, layering or analyzing. I enjoy creating excitement - for myself by exploring new techniques and for others - by introducing them to experiences and interaction. My fascination is finding the balance in the duality between tangible and digital.
Currently based in Rotterdam, NL.
Part of ChampdAction.LAbO'19 summer camp,
deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium
2015 - 2019
Bachelor in Graphic Design, Autonomous Practice,
Willem de Kooning Academy (Wdka), Rotterdam
2018 - 2019
Minor Digital Craft, Autonomous Practice,
Willem de Kooning Academy (Wdka), Rotterdam
Digital Craft Minor Exhibition,
Slash Gallery, Performance Bar, Kunstnight Rotterdam
2018 Feb - June
Intern at RNDR studio,