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Born in a village in the South of the Netherlands, a Bachelors in Fashion and Textile design followed by a Masters in Paris and Bruxelles. Worked as a full time Fashion Designer for brands and retailers until an amazing opportunity to work as a designer for an NGO took me to Asia where I worked with traditional fabrics and crafts people, turning their designs into sellable products for modern Markets. Two planned years became 20. Four Asian countries called home. Taught textile design, worked as a design consultant for a large retailer in Malaysia, was the sole designer behind Denim Heroes and free-lanced as an Illustrator and Surface Pattern designer for clients in Asia, Europe, Australia and the USA.
My designs can be found on fabrics, stationery, boardgames, home decor products, fabrics, carpets, floor tiles as well as on wallpapers.