Graphic designer Valérie van Gerven

09 Sep 2015 Introducing: Valérie

Drumroll please! We are proud to introduce you to our newest member of the team. After graduating at the Willem de Koning Academy in Rotterdam just a month ago Valérie joined us in the first week of August. Since we are a curious bunch we seized the opportunity to ask Valerie a few of those pressing questions.

1. Can you draw a little background picture for us and describe your path to Oak & Morrow?

I have been studying in the graphic design-field for eight years straight. I started out at Sint Lucas in Boxtel and by the time I finished I knew I wasn’t done with studying yet. So I went to WDKA, in Rotterdam. I felt that going to an art academy would be good for me as a designer but also as a person. I’m really glad I did it. In my third year at WDKA I was doing my internships. First at George & Harrison in Eindhoven and later at Glamcult Studio. I kept in touch with the guys at George & Harrison and a little while ago they told me there was a job opening at Oak & Morrow. I was in the middle of graduating at WDKA but decided to send an application anyway because I really liked the studio. Two days later I met up with Marten en Jeroen and now I’m here :) I graduated just 4 weeks ago, with a project that is very different from the kind of stuff I usually work on. I build an interactive installation and took a bit of a risk since it was my first time ever doing something with Arduino and code, but hey, it worked out and looking back I really liked how I pushed my own limits with this project.