How long have you been printing?
Describe your first encounter with letterpress
I was being toured through someone's home, and on the floor was a case with lead type and cliches for display and I was hypnotized by the texture, the shapes, and immediately needed to hold, understand and learn how they worked.
Where did you learn?
Amsterdam - under Thomas Gravemaker
Who was your most influential teacher?
What super power would you like to have?
Do you prefer to work alone or with others?
Depends :-) mostly alone.
What do you most value in your friends?
When do your best ideas occur to you?
When I'm emotional.
If you were to die and come back as a typeface, which would it be?
What tool do you use more often than any other?
What books are currently on your nightstand?
The things we don't do - Andrés Neuman
The subtle art of not giving a f*** - Mark Manson
Bauhaus - The Complete Work - Jeannine Fiedler
If you could study with any printer throughout history, who would it be?
I'm not sure...
If you have your own shop, what equipment do you own?
Unfortunately - not there yet.
If you could change one thing about your shop, what would it be?
Make it my own :-)
When and where are you the happiest?
In the mountains by a river or creek, in summertime in the evening.
What is your greatest fear/worry?
Over exposure, under delivery
What do you think is useful about what you make?
It seems to trigger emotions in others (if you consider emotions useful...)
What’s your day job?
I am the head of product for a tech startup in Amsterdam
Do you use any other techniques or media besides letterpress?
No but I like to use and explore unconventional techniques on a press bed.
(haha...I just realised that sounds a bit risqué!)