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Billie van Katwijk

concepts, tactility and colour

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationNetherlands
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  • ProfessionsConcept Artist - Art Director - Textile Designer

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About me

I am Billie, I am a designer. I am fascinated by nature; alive and death, in all its purity and imperfections. As a result of my love for animals and nature, I try to highlight the beauty I see in them. Often I do this by the (re)use of natural forms, colours and materials. In my work, materials, tactility and colour are important themes. I believe in showing contradictions and taboos, without judgement. That’s why I use an unconventional approach, discussing existing rules, habits and dogma’s and tread off the beaten track in trying to create something new. In my design process I start with research, this can be for example a place, material, process or culture. In this research I find my fascinations. From this I make a visual concept. I want to add value by making unconventional choices, getting people to think and inspire. My concepts are completed by the user, with his or her own thoughts.

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Skills

  • Concept
  • Alternative Materials
  • Colours
  • Design/art Direction/creative/concepts/idea
  • Adobe Premiere/photoshop/indesign
  • Ceramic Design
  • Fashion
  • Creative Research
  • Leather Goods
  • Physical Prototyping

Work history

2016

assistant

BYBORRE

Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Internship
  • Byborre is an experienced textile innovation studio, based in Amsterdam and globally recognized for bringing together aesthetics and innovation of functional textiles Byborre designs and develops innovative textiles for fashion and apparel houses in projects and collabs (B2B2C). Byborre also sells its own in-house designed collection aimed at the higher-end urban fashion consumer (B2C). The collection stands out with its signature 3D knitted, double-layered fabric, first used in the Byborre scarf. The characteristic scarf is the center piece of the collection and is produced waste-free. Moreover, the design of the scarf is customizable for selected collab partners and tier zero / tier one partner stores.

Education

2017

BA Design

Design Academy Eindhoven

Sep 2012 - Jul 2017
  • Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • About Design Academy Eindhoven: "The only way you can make a difference, is by being yourself. This is our belief. And it is why we will join you in your search to find the thing that makes you authentic. It means we will be digging deep and penetrating your inner self. Designing a new world starts with you yourself. Who are you? What is your attitude to the world? What do you think is important? What are your fascinations? What are your peeves? Can things be done better or differently in your view?"