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BEYOND THE CANVAS: YTJE VEENSTRA ON THE FUSION OF ART, TECHNOLOGY, AND CREATIVITY

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Ytje Veenstra is an internationally renowned VR artist, animator, and illustrator with a career that spans a diverse array of mediums and styles. Educated in illustration, Veenstra's work is deeply research-based, drawing on a rich tapestry of pop culture referen...

ARCHITECTURAL RENDERS IN THE AGE OF AI

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The rise of electronic tools and AI in creating photorealistic architectural renders has prompted a question: Is there a place for traditional hand-drawn sketches, or do these high-tech renders risk creating unrealistic client expectations? We delved into this issue by speaking to two in...

SEEMA SHARMA: AI & THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

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The creative industry is buzzing with talk of AI: will it edge out human creativity, or can we work alongside it? Leading creative director Seema Sharma says it's all about teaming up with tech. In ‘The New Creatives,’ a book Sharma co-wrote with AI, she dives into how AI is shaking up c...

LISA DEN TEULING: CRAFTING ETHEREAL REALITIES

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Studio Lisa is run by illustrator and art director Lisa den Teuling (LT), who is best known for creating digital art with a soft, almost ethereal feel. Lisa’s work, which includes everything from book illustrations to advertising, focuses on themes like women's empowerment and mental hea...

LISA BOERSEN: STORYTELLER, CULTURAL INNOVATOR & CHILDREN'S AUTHOR

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Lisa Boersen (LB) is a storyteller at heart, weaving narratives that resonate with audiences both young and old. With a solid foundation in cultural anthropology and literature, she has made significant contributions to Amsterdam'...

CHRISTIAN BYRGE: CULTIVATING CREATIVITY

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Christian Byrge, an accomplished expert in creativity, serves as a full professor in Business Creativity at Vilnius University Business School. With a track record of training over 100,000 professionals globally and advising 300+ organizations on creativity development, he's a leading au...

MARJAN VAN AUBEL: SOLAR POWER TO THE PEOPLE

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Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel (1985) is shining some much-needed light – pun intended – on solar energy. With her studio, she creates designs that bring solar energy into daily life in the most aesthetically pl...

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HEDY TJIN: THE WORLD AS A CANVAS

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Hedy Tjin is an Amsterdam-based illustrator and designer. Since graduating from the Academy of Arts in Utrecht, Tjin has established herself as an artist with a trademark palette, an alluring aesthetic, and a strong social conscience. The world is Tjin's canvas, literally, for she design...

THE TJONG-KHING: AN ILLUSTRATED LIFE

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Thé Tjong-Khing (1933) is something of a legend, although he is far too modest to agree with that label. He is one of the Netherlands' most famous and beloved children's book illustrators: literally, everyone has at one time seen his work. Throughout his alm...