EDUCATION (selection)

  • Drawing & Painting for Fabric & Textile Design, University of the Arts, London (2018)

  • Social Enterprise Innovation & Accelleration Program (2017 – 2018)

  • Bright & Young Entrepreneurs, VOKA (2016 – 2017)

  • Photoshop for Designers 1 & 2, Sherry London (2016) 

  • Starterslabo (2015 – 2016)

  • Go4Business, Unizo (2015)

  • MA Textile Design, Luca School of Arts, Gent (BE), with great honours (2006) 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Syntra AB: lecturer digital fashion drawing (2019 – present)

  • Syntra West & Midden-Vlaanderen (BE): lecturer digital fashion drawing, digital textile design (Adobe PS & AI),
    trendresearch & collection development (2016 – present)

  • Guest lecturer digital textile design at Budalab (Kortrijk, BE), Museum Texture (Kortrijk, BE), Industriemuseum (Gent, BE),
    Faber Makerspace (Antwerp, BE), Timelab (Gent, BE)...

  • Vocational Training on Computer-Aided Design for Textiles and Apparel at the National Instructors College of Abilonino, Uganda,
    July 2018

  • Textile blogger for Textielplus (NL) (2019 – present)

  • Freelance writer for Kunstletters (BE) (2018 – present)

  • Ambassador for drawy.eu, the patterns platform

  • Co-founder of Sneaker Academy Belgium (workshops on sneaker design) (2017 – present)

  • Assistant book designer at Armée de Verre (2008-2012)

PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS/AWARDS

  • 'Bridging the Digital Design Skills Gap', presentation at the Social Enterprise & Open Innovation Conference, Brussel, 2019.

  • 'Textiel gaat digitaal', Kunstletters, 2018

  • 'Digitaal textielontwerpen en branding', presentation at the 'Seminarie voor digitale decoratietoepassingen',
    organised by 
    Stylink and SignPro Benelux, Eindhoven (NL), 2017

  • 'A slow approach to textile design', tutorial for the Summer of Creativity Course (online) by PatternObserver.com (VS), 2016

  • BizzBuzz Award voor Social/Sustainable Entrepreneurship + 2nd finalist Bizidee, 2015

PROJECTS

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