August 2014- current:Head of BA Allround styling at Academie Artemis
Final responsibility for the overall curriculum, including hiring/coordinating freelance teachers. Expanding and supporting contacts between professionals, companies and students working in interior, fashion, food and media styling.
2012-current: Concept Developer and Chef – Vermeulen’s Kitchen (De Keuken van Vermeulen)
Concepting and execution of food events from idea and invitation to venue/table styling and cooking - by commission at people’s homes and/or at events or on location with a mini designer food truck. Creating and selling homemade food products at organic markets, online and through shops.
2007-current: Designer – Vermeulen
Design of interior products such as the Cat Scratch Toilet (see pic), the Jarlight, the Bicycle Bag Bag (see pic), Lamp Shades, Tiered Cake Stands, Leather Handbags from recycled jackets, etc. Sold online and through several high street retail outlets.
2008-2014: Lecturer - BA Allround Styling Artemis Academy
Freelance teacher at Artemis Academy in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Teaching product styling and trend forecasting in fashion-, food- and interior design.
From 2010 - coaching graduation students in developing and designing their concepts.
maart-juni 2014: Concept Developer & Producer Waar&Huis (Ware&House)
Developing a popup concept store, in the New West area of Amsterdam as a protest against local stores going out of business, in support of the local community. Negotiating temporarily low-rent store space with the local council in order to create a meeting point in the neighborhood. Showcasing and selling products, art, food and design by local designers/participants. Organizing special events such as literary lunches, Asian music events, etc. Presenting and selling products from local high street retailers in a new light.
April 2013 – April 2013 (1 month): Sloten Back to the Greenhouse (Sloten Terug in de Kas) Nieuw Sloten
Developing and producing a local project in a Greenhouse in Amsterdam, Nieuw Sloten.
2003-2007: Co-founder & Designer, Tien52 (Ten52)
Developing creative concepts and connecting people, by simply making beautiful authentic things, often using recycled products.
March 2012-august 2012:Co-initiatior & Producer, Route 1066
Organising exhibition for 66 artists living and working in Amsterdam Nieuw-West.
Co-founder & Designer, Giamboi
Label and shop selling mens and womens wear.
Selling Dutch and Italian designer wear.
Designer, Vermeulen Hats
Designing and producing hats for Mac & Maggie, Gletcher, and for several editorials in Marie Claire, Avenue, Viva, etc.
dec 1997-feb 1988
Trainee, Stephen Jones Millinery Ltd.
Designing and producing hats
Trainee, Z by Zandra Rhodes Ltd.