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YA Present!

All week at Blok 63-S | Strijp-S By BNO

Association of Dutch Designers (BNO) is founded by and for designers. BNO supports designers and design agencies in their professional practice. By investing in public information, regulation, research andeducation, BNO represents the collective interests of the design community and contributes to improving the design infrastructure in theNetherlands and Europe.

YA Present! Powered by BNO.


During Dutch Design Week, the latest group of young alumni will introduce themselves at Sectie-C in Club-C, Eindhoven’s design hotspot. Together with recent graduates from design collective Zwart Frame, the group developed an extraordinary setting where they’ll exhibit their work. And during the daily evening sessions, the challenges that young designers are wrestling with will be revealed to the audience with a selection of special speakers.

There will be parties too, like the launch of our Dude YA Special! on 23 October, featuring Chloé Rutzerveld and other speakers.

Every year, hundreds of designers graduate from Dutch academies, ready to kick off their careers. They’ve worked up a sweat to get this far, but often lack training in the business and social aspects of the design field. To increase their entrepreneurial fitness, the BNO guides this young talent with a year-long programme called YA, which stands for young alumni.

20 to 28 October 2018

Young Alumni

YA! is the young alumni club powered by BNO. A year program to kickstart the careers of all recently graduated designers in the Netherlands.


BNO projectmanager YA & DDD