Ward Goes, graphic design and visual anthropology

info@wardgoes.nl / +33 (0) 7 67 11 47 56

Paris & Amsterdam / Instagram

I am an independent designer, researcher and writer, trained in media design and cultural anthropology. Based in between Paris and Amsterdam I work on a freelance-basis on commissioned projects while also developing independent research projects.

In my work I look at design and typography as part of public debate, visual culture and public space. In my research I document, categorise and re-contextualise seemingly mundane visual vocabularies in public space and public debate to offer a new perspective. However graphic design serves as the basis of all my projects my work manifests itself in different forms, among which screen-based, printed, and three-dimensional media.


After gaining work experience at Studio Dumbar (Rotterdam, NL) and Base Design (Brussels, BE), I work independently since 2014, while at times tutoring at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

 

 

 

Professional Experience

 

06-2013 > Present

Independent designer, researcher and writer. Working on both commissioned and self-initiated projects for commercial and cultural clients. Paris, France / Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

02-2016 > 01-2018

Tutor/Mentor in the third year minors Open Lab department & The Collective at Design Academy Eindhoven. Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

 

07-2013 > 08-2013

Graphic design internship at Base Design. Brussels, Belgium.

 

02-2013 > 05-2013

Graphic design internship at Studio Dumbar. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

 

10-2012 > 02-2013

Graphic designer at Müller van Tol. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

Education

 

09-2014 > 07-2016

Master of Science (Cum Laude). University of Utrecht, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 

09-2015 > 01-2016

Minor in Sociology of migration. University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences, Sociology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

09-2009 > 12-2013

Bachelor of Design (Cum Laude). Design Academy Eindhoven, Man and Communication, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

 

09-2002 > 07-2009

VWO Atheneum Physics and Engineering. SG Lelystad, Lelystad, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

Residencies & Grants

 

03 - 2019 > 11-2019

Immersive Journalism @ TU/e Innovation Space (collaborative residency with Jim Brady), Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

 

06 - 2018

The Spring Thing @ Arc Artist Residence (group residency), Romain Môtier, Switzerland.

 

01 - 2018

Re-invent the Party @ Arc Artist residence (group residency), Romain Môtier, Switzerland.

 

05 - 2017

In and Out of Europe @ Arc Artist residence (individual residency), Romain Môtier, Switzerland.

 

10-2016

Keep an Eye Design Talent Award (Nomination), Keep an Eye Foundation.

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

02-2016

Domestic Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Research project News for Eternity Pt 1. Doha, Qatar.

 

02-2015

Domestic Affairs at Passagen 2015. Research projects News for Eternity Pt. 1 and The Spectacular Times. Cologne, Germany.

 

10-2014

Graduation Show at Design Academy Eindhoven. Research projects News for Eternity Pt. 2 and The Spectacular Times.  Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

 

10-2014

Sense Nonsense at vanAbbemuseum. Research project News for Eternity Pt.1. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

 

04-2014

Self Unself at Salone del Mobile. Research projects News for Eternity Pt. 2 and The Spectacular Times. Milano, Italy.

 

12-2013

Arte-Utíl at vanAbbemuseum. Research project News for Eternity Pt. 1. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

 

01-2011

Focus on Crafts at Design Huis. Crafts and Community, Empowerment through the Act of Making. Eindhoven, The Netherlands