I'm Martijn de Heer, a graphic designer from The Hague, The Netherlands, and currently living in Berlin. Below you will find my curriculum vitae.
Martijn de Heer
Bornholmer Str. 76, 10439 Berlin
+(49) 157 74047469
June /08 /1991
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Graphic Design (full time)
Designed online theses indexpage for Graphic Design department, together with two fellow students.
Presented work at Royal Academy of Art open day.
Graphic Design internship at RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). During my internship at RAAAF I have had the 11/15 opportunity to work with the small team as a support for research and concept development. In this supportive role my conceptual thinking and ability to make links between subjects has been greatly challenged. Besides this I had my own set of projects, some of which were going on for the whole internship, others were short of duration. Mostly these projects were focused on book design and other printed objects. The freedom to make a graphic-grid-based interpretation of their art and architectural work has been an interesting and great subject to work with. I kept on working for RAAAF for another year which is specified in the ‘professional experience’ section.
Project got featured on the Bits of Freedom website.
Work exhibited on Chaumont designfestival 2015, Chaumont, France.
Participation in Chambres d’amis exhibition through out The Hague.
VJ/music performance at Dokhuis Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Work exhibited on Chaumont designfestival 2014, Chaumont, France.
Participation in the ‘Process as Sound’ exhibition at Gemak, The Hague.
Participation in the ‘On Responsibility’ exhibition at Pip, The Hague.
Class representative of the Graphic Design class.
Work exhibited at The Affiche Galerij ‘Unlimited’ exhibition, The Hague.
Grafisch Lyceum, Utrecht
Graphic Design DTP (full time)
Graphic Design [DTP] internship at NoSuchCompany (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). During this second internship I worked in a team of graphic designers that is part of the Marketing and visual communication company NoSuchCompany. The company has over 30 employees which had a completely different dynamic in comparison to two-headed design studio I did my first internship. Despite the big size of the company, I worked on a big amount of different projects. Ranging from making logos for Rotterdam-based shops or research consortia from the Erasmus University to designing whole yearbooks and making illustrations for the Unilever magazine. After my internship at NoSuchCompany I’ve spend several years still working with and for them this will be addressed under the ‘WORK EXPERIENCE’ heading.
Graphic Design [DTP] internship at Axzent (Brakel, The Netherlands). During this (first) internship I worked directly with the two owners and designers of this small design studio. The projects I worked on ranged from small illustrations for in local business catalogues to making proposals for corporate identities. I was included in most briefings, concept sessions and met with clients.
Joined a fast track class. This class consisted 12 students who were selected on basis of personal development.
CSG Willem de Zwijger, Schoonhoven
Lower General Secondary Education
Received an Extra Advanced English certificate for doing additional English exams.
Extra classes in Drawing and Art History.
School met de Bijbel Eben-Haëzer, Groot Ammers
Freelance graphic designer
Co-founder of Symbiotic Spark [art-collective of musicians and visual artists] together with Jitse Tilman and Rafael Henneberke we have started an art-collective which focusses on new ways of symbiosis in storytelling.
Selected clients: VU-Orchestra, BanDuDeltAS, Max Foundation.
Strandpaviljoen Zuid, Duindorp
Job: allround kitchen staff; Employer: Jeroen Plugge
Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances, Amsterdam
Job: graphic designer/illustrator; Employer: Ronald Rietveld
After my internship at RAAAF I kept on working as a freelance graphic designer for one year. In this year I finished a longterm project of drawing their NAP (Nieuw Amsterdams Park) project. Based on the projects photoshop-collages I have drawn a 30 meter long pen-drawing, inspired by the 17th century marine drawings from Rembrand en other famous artist from the 'Dutch Golden Age'. The project is a concept and research for a new park on 't Ij, the water that runs next to the city. For more information on the project, see: www.raaaf.nl/nap.
CoffeeCompany, The Hague
Job: barista; Employer: Adam Kramer & Hasan Gök
Job: junior designer; Employer: Teus Baars
After doing my internship at NoSuchCompany I stayed for 3 years, working part-time. As I have worked on lots of projects during this period, the last year I mostly worked for Shell in their office with a group of NoSuchCompany's designers.
’t Raadhuis van Goudriaan, Goudriaan
Job: allround kitchen staff; Employer: Gerard van den Bogert
V&D La Place, Utrecht
Job: allround kitchen staff; Employer: Gino
Bakkerij van der Grijn, Groot Ammers
Job: cleaner; Employer: Richard van der Grijn
BOOK /HYPERTEXT /PROTOCOL
View and read here (written in Dutch)
Helping with building up TodaysArt 2014.
Designing the annual report and illustrations.
Annual Report 2012
Annual Report 2011
Annual Report 2010
Designing a secondhand-bicycle for a charity auction.
Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Lightroom, Bridge
MeshLab, Sublime Text
Word, Powerpoint, Excel
Mac OSX, Windows
Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder
UNIX[Mac OSX terminal], Raspbian