“Thomas, from the Aramaic word Te’oma, meaning ‘ twin’ appears in the New Testament as the name of Thomas the Apostle. He is believed to be the only apostle who travelled outside of the Roman Empire, as far as present day India and Iran. Because of its Biblical origin, the name exists in most major languages in the world.”

I am a Communication Designer/creative coder and passionate about telling stories, regardless of the medium (but with a focus on digital media).

My main activities are making design, appreciating art, collecting stories. I was born here and in 2009 I graduated here, where I made this.

For the last two years I have lived in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam, and worked here where I learned to cook this and became mildly famous. But what brought me there in the first place was this.

See work that I have made here or the things that inspire me here.

Curriculum Vitae

The Short Story


2008 - Present Freelance designer
2012 - 2013 Program Manager Visual Communication Design, ADS International Art & Design Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2011 - 2012 Designer, Future Living Studio, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2010 Transferium city as a laboratory with studio HNNH, studio Reinier Bosch, Floris Douma and Merlijn Michon
2009 Internship at De Designpolitie, Amsterdam
2008 Video reports and interviews for Dutch design website
2007 Employee for annual Alliance Graphique Internationale graphic design conference, Amsterdam
2006 Design and coordination‚ Informer Prime stand at IMM Cologne
2002 - 2004 Organization and programming Stenovicum All Arts Festival, Steenwijk

Exhibitions (selected)

2013 Made in Brainport, Six Degrees of Smart Society, Taipei Design Museum, Taiwan
2012 Made in Brainport, Munich Creative Business Week, München
2011 Made in Brainport, Istanbul Design Week, Istanbul
2011 Dutch Design Hotel Artemis, Amsterdam
2011 Materia Inspiration Centre, Amsterdam
2011 Materia Experience, Utrecht
2010 Green Today, Amsterdam
2010 Green Today, Amsterdam
2010 Design Academy Graduation Show, Eindhoven
2008 Jurkjes en Jason, 27 Subjective Views On Terrorism Today, Eindhoven


2004 - 2009 Design Academy Eindhoven, department of Man and Communication, BDes
1997 - 2004 RSG Steenwijk, VWO Nature & Health

The Long Story (pdf)