Driving Dutch Design (DDD) is known as the catalyst for talented, creative entrepreneurs.Every year, Katja Lucas (Program Manager Dutch Design Week) and Marsha Simon (Project Manager BNO) select ± 20 studios in December that take an intensive professionalization course for 10 months.Every third Thursday of the month, Drivers follow masterclasses in the field of profiling, financing, management, presentation, and communication.In addition, the designers develop personally with an ABN AMRO coach.In Bureau DDD they are joining forces from April to present the end result in October at Dutch Design Week both collectively and individually in an exhibition, the 'Drivers Pitch event' and a publication. www.drivingdutchdesign.nl Driving Dutch Design masterclass program by ABN AMRO, Beroepsorganisatie Nederlandse Ontwerpers (BNO) and Dutch Design Foundation (DDF)
What’s in it for you?The added value of design
Driving Dutch Design is a masterclass program of ABN AMRO, Beroepsorganisatie Nederlandse Ontwerpers (BNO) and Dutch Design Foundation (DDF). It helps talented designers to professionalise their company within the world of entrepreneurship. Recently graduated, operating independently for five years or resigned from a stable employment to start a business of their own. As drivers, we are constantly looking to move forward, with a discerning eye. We share an ambition to professionalise our businesses, and to place our companies firmly on the map.
‘Doesness' was chosen as the byword for Driving Dutch Design 2018. As drivers, we will not only reveal our identity as designers, but also the possibilities our designs can open up. So: 'What's in it for you?'
Thanks to Driving Dutch Design, the partners, the masters, and sponsors, we present ourselves with a sense of pride – and, on behalf of the initiators ABN AMRO, BNO and DDF, we invite you to find out what design can do for you. So, come discover the value of design!
With the help of her visual model, she communicates a story in a surprising and convincing way. Preferably with a sustainable and ethical touch. Subsequently, she handles the styling of final campaigns and editorial pieces, and ensures that her clients are presented in the best way possible.
Universities, governments, museums, and companies use these strategic designs to communicate their content and keep our society up to date. It’s not about convincing but empowering to form their own opinion.
Experiments that are usually too riskful find their spot in her self made glassoven. Selma is a dreamer fascinated by the limits of materials, she looks for the borders and than stretches them just a bit further o give craftsmanship renewed value.
She designs advertising, patterns, products, posters and portraits. Not to forget that live drawing is also one of her specialties. This girlboss takes any story or input available and translates and draws it. She draws attention to it. So what are you waiting for?
Graphic illustrations are not his only thing, his work consists out of various disciplines with storytelling as an overarching theme. Which story do you want to share?
In search of visual communication? Be it a website, book design, visual identity or anything else with a graphic touch. Je Favoriete Ontwerpers are the guys you need.
Every dark urban corner of a metropolis would be the perfect setting for a Boyscout installation. Have you got something on offer?
She works with clients and the latest software to bring designs to life before the implementation even starts. Together with Studio Tho spaces arise where people feel more involved with your company, enabling them to perform better. So, with Studio Tho, you stick around.
A simpler and greener every day is what they stand for, be it for labels, in collaborations or self-initiated for consumers, with their set of design skills they make whatever they can’t find.
Cox Janssens with Conform Cox creates visual education through social engagement and unexpected connections. Through illustrations and by utilizing her mind within her work she makes sure that difficult topics and processes accessible in a playful and humorous way.
When you’re in need of some visual education to make your story clear and start a conversation, Conform Cox is the girl you need.
You know why? Because neurologically speaking, our thought processes work differently when we are moving. When you want to achieve change it’s Dorota you need.
Studio Gerjanne van Gink listens, observes and connects, and that helps to make society more inclusive. She directs attention to problems and makes solutions, how could you benefit from a true Studio Gerjanne van Gink solution?
By creating sustainable products that are mass-produced Remortel reaches out to as many people as possible with the message that we can better take care of the world with beautiful products.
With her work, Daria creates innovative solutions for people and the environment. Being able to make tiles made for 60% of waste materials made her believe in the possibility of a cleaner future. On issue she’d like to tackle is to make plastic packaging disappear from the supermarket. Are you in?
Life is to short to be walking on boring pavements. For centuries concrete is one of the most used materials in the world. After years of researching the aesthetic possibilities of this beautiful material, Happy Concrete launches its first 2 products during the DDW.
Function and aesthetics merge, resulting in handmade, colourful work, designed to compliment our surroundings. She finds it very special that she can amaze others through something she made with so much love.
They believe in ‘design by doing’. Acting, testing and improving is what makes them move ahead in the right way. If you want to stimulate curiosity or connect people: tangible concepts from the Staalslagerij is what you need!
In their lab they create new ideas by combining research, technique, and design. Their design process continuously takes place in between the workshop and the drawing table. This way they help partners and clients to ideas viable or create a new range of possibilities.
Their eight-member design collective makes new collaborations possible to create a bigger impact. Helping experts to make their complex visions understandable and more accessible to a bigger audience.
These two Wiersma brothers are hands on. Friso incorporates knowledge he has gained as a shipbuilder, carpenter, and furniture maker in their designs. While Foppe’s business strategies makes sure the products end up in your home, restaurant office or store. Family W is future proof!