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An atmospheric and beautifully crafted way to digitalise an album

Önnu Jónu Son

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Önnu Jónu Son

A totally immersive and playful, fun app experience

McDonald's Getaway Island

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McDonald's Getaway Island

Spending days at this beautifully crafted and innovative digital library

Americana

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Americana

A flawlessly implemented website with an eye-opening message

The Drop Store

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The Drop Store

Taking the world of hospitality to the next level, digitally

Be My Guest

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Be My Guest

A visually strong mix of digital storytelling & e-commerce

CL9UD

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CL9UD

Raising digital awareness: the decline in press freedom

The Erased font

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The Erased font

A sophisticated digital experience to explore an iconic museum online

foam.org

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foam.org

A visually stunning and impactful, interactive documentary

The Pollinators of Slovenia

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The Pollinators of Slovenia

A journey towards equality. Decoding gender-bias in AI

MissJourney

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MissJourney
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Christian Mezöfi from Dentsu Creative: loves detail and 3D design

Christian Mezöfi Dentsu Creative & Dutch Digital Design curator

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Christian Mezöfi Dentsu Creative & Dutch Digital Design curator

Welcome ACE, Cut the Code, DotControl, Lava and Merlin Studio

welcome to five new partners

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welcome to five new partners

Aurelija Mockeviciute: visual designer & Dutch Digital Design curator

Meet Aurelija Mockeviciute from Clever°Franke

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Meet Aurelija Mockeviciute from Clever°Franke

To be a Robot Kitten: passionate about creative technology

Partner in the Spotlight: Robot Kittens

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Partner in the Spotlight: Robot Kittens

Dutch Digital Design does Dutch Design Week 2023

Dutch Digital Design does Dutch Design Week 2023

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Dutch Digital Design does Dutch Design Week 2023

ADNIGHT 2023: we present to you the Dutch Digital Design route

Adnight - Dutch Digital Design route

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Adnight - Dutch Digital Design route

Erick de Jong: creative director, one of our curators, Japanophile

Curator's choice - Erick de Jong from Fonk

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Curator's choice - Erick de Jong from Fonk

Curator’s Choice: meet Giulia Principe & the work of Roelof Knol

Curator’s Choice: meet Giulia Principe & the work of Roelof Knol

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Curator’s Choice: meet Giulia Principe & the work of Roelof Knol

Partner in the Spotlight: Greenberry for socially responsible digital design

Partner in the Spotlight - Greenberry

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Partner in the Spotlight - Greenberry

When Suzanne Visser & Dutch Digital Design did SXSW 2023

Dutch Digital Design at SXSW 23

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Dutch Digital Design at SXSW 23
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Joséphine Cambier.
Designer chez GRRR.
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Introducing Joséphine Cambier, from Lille, Northern France, living and working in Amsterdam. She studied Communication Design in Paris, and is now Senior designer at Dutch digital creative agency GRRR. In a series of short interviews we would like to introduce you to some inspiring, creative ‘digital’ ladies who dared to leap into the unknown and made the Netherlands their home. Second in the series is Joséphine.

Why Amsterdam, why the Netherlands?

After Joséphine graduated, she got offered a 6-month scholarship for an internship somewhere in the EU. Whilst spending six months in Denmark, Joséphine felt an affinity with the clean, simple but effective Nordic design. Something she was keen to explore further. Also, she was looking for a place as energetic as Paris, but not as manic. Amsterdam it was! With its own ‘not-as-Nordic’, but still simple and effective style of design. She arrived in 2014 and is still here.

Also, the Netherlands is known for its work-life balance. This attracted Joséphine. So far she hasn’t been disappointed. One of the things she really likes is the fact that everyone has the opportunity to work part-time – even though she works fulltime herself. It is socially accepted.

‘People can choose to work part-time – whether with or without kids. To dedicate their time to other projects they love doing. This makes for happier people.’

She also enjoys the nine-to-five (thirty) mentality:

‘In general, it is not expected you work late – as it is in Paris. If you need to meet a deadline or feel the need to finish the final touches of a project, you can choose to work late: it is (mostly) your own choice.’

Finally, Joséphine believes that the Dutch, although brutally honest at times, are more liberal and tolerant compared to her fellow countrymen. She can live with this Dutch honesty (read: directness). She even appreciates it, especially at work.

‘Honest feedback enables you to make progress quicker, and deliver better quality work.’

Speaking Dutch

‘You can definitely get by without speaking Dutch. I did learn to speak Dutch because I felt it would make it easier for me to participate in conversations during our Friday afternoon drinks (borrel) at work ;-) However, I always refer back to English, and no-one seems to have an issue with that. This might be different in other parts of the Netherlands though.’

About our attitude to digital design

The Dutch are design-orientated. You see this everywhere you go. For example, the design of the Dutch postal stamps, the logo of the Dutch public transport. They have a modern design feel and get the message across. It’s the power of design.

In countries like Spain, Italy and France design derives much more from art and fashion. It is not as much a stand-alone movement as it is here in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands it feels more functional.

Inspired by...

...one of GRRR’s clients, The Ocean Cleanup. The Ocean Cleanup is a non-governmental, engineering and environmental organisation based in the Netherlands. They are focused on developing technology to extract plastic pollution from the oceans. Its founder is Boyan Slat, only 25 years old. Truly inspiring.

‘GRRR as an agency focuses on meaningful matters (zinnige zaken). Things that matter to the world. This is inspiring and creates a positive attitude at work. It also shapes the team that we are.’