Ciska Swaak graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2017 with her project ‘Parametric Roulette Geometry’ in which she is searching for mathematical formulas, repetitions and systems to encounter a place where the border between science and art is barely visible. Her approach is characterized by the way she merges graphic design with digital media in a natural way, they are inextricably linked.
Currently she works as an independent designer for a diversity of clients creating online and offline visual projects. And looking for new projects whereby her conceptual approach can contribute to create new brands, products and platforms.
WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY 2012 - 2017 Graphic design __ Graduated Practice: Digital Craft __ 2014 - 2015 Minor: Digital Craft __ 2015 - 2016 Minor: Trespassers W __ 2016 Graduation: Autonomous practice __ 2017 GRAFISCH LYCEUM ROTTERDAM 2011 - 2012 Addendum Multimedia Design __ Graduated 2008 - 2011 Graphic Design __ Graduated 2005 - 2008 Digital Media Production (All-round DTP) __ Graduated COMENIUS COLLEGE PELIKAANWEG VMBO Kader+ 2001 - 2005 Trade & Administration + German & Math __ Graduated
Das Buro Junior designer November 2017 – May 2018 Rotterdam
CISKA SWAAK Owner and freelance graphic designer July 2016 – ... Capelle aan den IJssel
ROP CREATIVES Project based freelance graphic designer March 2014 – ... Amsterdam ELLE BANDITA Fanpage managing __ hyves | myspace | Last.fm (volunteer) September 2009 – 2014 Rotterdam DEK22 PROJECTRUIMTE HEDENDAAGSE KUNST Graphic designer (volunteer) January 2011 - October 2013 Rotterdam TRICHIS COMMUNICATIE & ONTWERP Graphic designer July 2011 – August 2011 Rotterdam www.trichis.nl CAPSLOC Live-photographer & graphic designer (volunteer) March 2010 - September 2011 Capelle aan den IJssel
MEDAMO Graphic designer February 2015 – July 2015 Rotterdam www.medamo.nl DEK22 PROJECTRUIMTE HEDENDAAGSE KUNST Graphic designer September 2010 – December 2010 Rotterdam TRICHIS COMMUNICATIE & ONTWERP Graphic designer January 2010 – June 2010 Rotterdam www.trichis.nl VAN BEEK EN PARTNERS DTP March 2008 – May 2008 Kralingseveer GIFTS & PRINTS DTP November 2007 – March 2008 Capelle aan den IJssel
2017 July 'Parametric Roulette Geometry', WDKA FINALS, Rotterdam 2016 17.06 - 19.06 'Project Fjäril' Exhibition Trespassers, group, Wijnhaven Festival, Rotterdam 2016 21.01 - 22.01 'The impermanence of value' Work With We Digital Craft Exhibition, group, Rotterdam 2015 23.01 - 24.01 'Anotata civitatem', group, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam 2014 19.06 Bring Your Own Beamer, group, Paradijsvogels, Rotterdam 2012 24.04 - 26.04 'Kubisch' Eindexamenexpositie GLR, group, Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam 4-100 2011 22.04 - 06.05 'NAAM' 1M² GLR Expo route, solo, Hype (kappers), Rotterdam 2011 26.04 - 28.04 'NAAM' Eindexamenexpositie GLR, group, Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam 5-130
2016 08 Summer workshop try out - Nida Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania 2014 10 Crafting Data Storage discussion at Open Labs by Baltan Laboratories - TU Eindhoven, Eindhoven 2014 10 Crafting Data Storage workshop - Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam 2012 Cooking with Constraints - Center for Genomic Gastronomy, De Punt, Amsterdam
2011 29.09 Gram website - photo 2010 . . .07 Rumore.nl - De Notenkraker - photo 2010 01.02 Capelse courant - photo
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
2011 GLR Awards - Nominated
SOME OF MY CLIENTS
Trichis, Rotterdam Loes Sikkes, Rotterdam Sports Center Time Out, Capelle aan den IJssel Tim van der Post, Capelle aan den IJssel Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam BNO IMG LAB, Rotterdam ROP Creatives, Amsterdam ROP Media, Amsterdam ROP MC, Amsterdam