curriculum vitae



Full name:

George Johannes Pier Taylor


1979:

Born in Amersfoort, The Netherlands


Nationalities:

Dutch & British


Languages fluent:

Dutch, English, German


Mobility:

Dutch Driving Licence B


Company address The Netherlands:

Pier Taylor

Tolhuisweg 2

1031CL Amsterdam, 
The Netherlands
tel. +31(0)641120890

KvK nr: 09155220

Temporary homeaddress Scotland:

Pier Taylor

8, The Square

FK150JN

Ashfield, Dunblane

United Kingdom
tel. +44(0)7960126983


Email:

gjptaylor@gmail.com


Websites:

www.orientationdesign.net (UK)

www.orientation.design (portfolio)


education


1992-1997:

HAVO diploma,
Meridiaan College, Amersfoort.


1997-2001:

Bachelor diploma,
ArtEZ, Institute of the Arts, Arnhem.


2006-2008
:

Master degree, MAS Design Culture at Institute Design2context, ZHdK, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland.


2013:

Certificate Maxon Certified Artist Cinema 4d, College of Multimedia, Amsterdam. Software: Cinema 4d, Adobe After Effects.


software skills


Graphic design:
Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects.

CGI:

Cinema 4d, SketchUp.

Webdesign:

Sketch, Zeplin, Invision.


Typeface design:

Glyphs, TypeTool, Python.
General:
Keynote, Pages, Numbers.

experience


2000:

Internschip at graphic designer René Knip in Amsterdam.


2001-2005:

Graphic designer and partner at MINT grafisch ontwerp in Arnhem.


2006-2007:

Teacher ‘Editorial Design’ 2nd year bachelor students Graphic Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem.


2006-2008:

Freelance graphic designer,
Pier Taylor grafisch ontwerp in Rotterdam and Zurich.


2008-2009:

Graphic designer at Koeweiden Postma corporate branding in Amsterdam.

2009:

Guest teacher ‘Multilingual Typography’ (2 weeks) at Nanjing Arts Institute Design College China. Exchange program with the ZHdK, Design2context.


2009-2018 (current position)
:
Independent graphic designer, Pier Taylor orientation design in Amsterdam. KvK: 0915522.


2013:

Guest teacher information design (1 week), Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam.


initiatives


2005:

Initiated and organised the symposium EN/EN, grafisch ontwerpen over de grens. Speakers: Erik Spiekermann, Ingo Offermanns, Daniel Gross, Lucas de Groot. Moderator: Lucas Verweij. Production in collaboration with Mark Holtmann and Het Hoofdkwartier, Arnhem.

2005:

Initiated the symposium Gated Community, Angstmachine of veilige thuishaven? Organised by Academie van Bouwkunst Arnhem and ArtEZ Studium Generale dAcapo, Arnhem.


2013-2016
:

Member of working group SEiSMiC, Werkgroep Europese ondersteuning voor sociale urbane initiatieven, Platform 31, Den Haag.


2013-2016:
Partner at Open Coöp, creative hub and cooperative enterprise in Amsterdam lead by architects, artists, entrepreneurs, makers and social engineers.

publications


2005:

Producer, editor and publisher of publication EN/EN, grafisch ontwerpen over de grens. Ed. Pier Taylor and Mark Holtmann. Author: Ed van Hinte. Graphic design by Jeremy Janssen. Publ. MINT / Het Hoofdkwartier.


2007:

Producer, editorial designer and co-publisher of the book Kunstwerken en Kunstwerken. Een exploratie van artistieke en civieltechnische kunstwerken van de provincie Gelderland. Ed. Tijs van den Boomen. Authors: Wilfried Lentz, Tijs van den Boomen, Wouter van Stiphout, Pauline de Bok, Melle Smets. Pho. Dieuwertje Koomen. Publ. Provincie Gelderland / Pier Taylor.


2008:

Visual essay Des-/orientierung 1. Art direction and book design in collaboration with Ruedi Baur and Ulrike Felsing. Text ed.: Ruedi Baur, Stephanie-Vera Kockot, Clemens Bellut, Ulrike Felsing. Lars Müller Publishers, ZHdK Institute Design2context.


2008:

Study thesis Branded Living. The Social impact of branding the home living environment. Mentors Professor Ruedi Baur, Clemens Bellut, André Vladimir Heiz. MAS Design Culture, ZHdK Institute Design2context.


2016:

Article Gebiedsbranding van de KennisAs Ede-Wageningen. Een Praktijkgeoriënteerd ontwerponderzoek. TMG Journal for Media History, Vol 19, No 2 (2016).

awards


1998:

Winner of Primagaz student design contest. Primagaz, Deventer.


2003:

ArtEZ prospectus included in The Best Dutch Book Designs of The Netherlands. Grafische Cultuurstichting, Amsterdam.


2005:

St. Joost Photography 2004 catalogue included in The Best Dutch Book Designs of The Netherlands. Grafische Cultuurstichting, Amsterdam.


2008:

Snelweg Museum chosen as the winner of the Rijkswaterstaat Routepluim by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Den Haag.


2012:

A Silver Tulip awarded to the book Snelweg Verhalen. Stichting Collectieve Propaganda van het Nederlandse Boek, Amsterdam.


2012
:

Sonse Heide A50 snelweg verzorgingsplaats information design the winner of the Red Dot, Best of the Best. Red Dot Awards, Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany.


projects, articles, lectures 2018-2009.
period Orientation Design


2018:
• Frans Hals Museum, De Hallen Haarlem, Van Abbemuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed, LIMA, design project lead, user experience design, identity and interaction design of web-application mediakunst.net.
• LIMA, promotional design symposium ArtHost and dtp corporate communications.


2017

• Interview by Loes van Beuningen, Verborgen Landschap, Vergezichten voor een landschapspark in wording, Stichting Verborgen Landschap, JapSam.
• Frans Hals Museum, De Hallen Haarlem, Van Abbemuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed, LIMA, design project lead, user experience design, identity and interaction design of web-application mediakunst.net.
• LIMA, promotional design symposium Future Proof and Unfold and dtp corporate communications.
• Aardschap, Rotterdam, design logo and website.


2016
:

• Frans Hals Museum, De Hallen Haarlem, Van Abbemuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed, LIMA, design project lead, user experience design, corporate and interaction design of web-application mediakunst.net.
• LIMA, promotional design LIMA collectie and symposium Unfold and dtp corporate communications.
• Provincie Gelderland, design information pillars KennisAs Food Valley, project-lead, design in collaboration with Gidus Hopmans.
• Arts Rights Justice, Culture Action Europe, corporate design online ARJ toolkit en ARJ companion.
• Club Shelter, A’dam tower, Amsterdam, logo and identity promotional design.


2015
:

• Frans Hals Museum, De Hallen Haarlem, Van Abbemuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed, LIMA, design project lead, user experience design, corporate en interaction design of web-application mediakunst.net.
• LIMA, promotional design LIMA collectie and dtp corporate communications.
• Provincie Gelderland, pitch proposal information pillars KennisAs Food Valley, project-lead, design in collaboration with Gidus Hopmans. Winner pitch.
• Waag Society, Connect, design of workshop canvas tool.
• Res Artis, Amsterdam, Res Artis Artist Residency Handbook, book design.
• Arts Rights Justice, Culture Action Europe, design logo and design powerpoint presentations.


2014:
• LIMA, on contractbasis, marketing, promotional design LIMA collectie and dtp corporate communications.
• Suq Maroc, brand consultant e-commerce website.

• Participant SEiSMIC Forum New Urban Space in Brussel.

• Workshop leader for SEiSMIC/Open Coöp, theme Herverdeling financiële en maatschappelijke waarde, Amersfoort

• Brainstorm SEiSMIC netwerk, Den Haag.


2013
:

• Interview by Bettina Schulz, A50 motorway, Augen Auf, Design for the common good, in Novum, World of Graphic design 07.13, International Issue.
• Interview, To use communication design, to create orientation, International Yearbook Communication Design 2012/2013, reddot edition.
• Waag Society, Amsterdam, art direction and editorial design publication Connect, Design for an Empathic Society, ed. Sabine Wildevuur, Dick van Dijk. Uitgeverij BIS Publishers.

• LIMA, platform voor mediakunst, design logo, corporate identity and website.
• G.A.N.G., Arnhem, participant project Verkenners, plan development airport Deelen.


2012
:

• G.A.N.G., Arnhem, Verkenners, design map historical reconstruction airport Deelen.
• Center for Art and Politics, Amsterdam, design logo corporate identity. 
• forthenext100years.net, webdesign.
• Els Roseboom/ Fashion and Pattern design, Amsterdam, design corporate identity.
• Aardschap, Rotterdam, SetUpShop, information design.


2011
:

•  Melle Smets, Bram Esser: Snelweg Verhalen, book design and art direction. Uitgever 010 Publishers, Rotterdam.
• Brabants Kenniscentrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, graphic design and exhibition design De Mobilist, curator Melle Smets.
• Brabants Kenniscentrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, editorial design and promotional design of symposium De Mobilist.
• MOCA architect Medine Altiok, Zurich, Switzerland, design presentation Mittelmeerland.


2010
:

• Brabants Kenniscentrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, routing concept and type design for De Arcadische Route hiking trails in Noord-Brabant.
• Rijkswaterstaat Noord-Brabant en         Brabants Kenniscentrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, information design A50 motorway rest stop Sonse Heide.
• Strijp-S Beheer, Eindhoven, pitch proposal design temporary signage of the building site in collaboration with André Baldinger, Paris.
• Aardschap, Rotterdam, design logo and corporate identity.


2009
:

• Interview by Avro’s Kunstuur, broadcasted on television 17/10/2009, about the A50 Sonse Heide rest stop environmental information design.
• Rijkswaterstaat Noord-Brabant en         Brabants Kenniscentrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Tilburg, informatie design A50 snelweg rest stop Sonse Heide.
• Lecture about my work at Nanjing China Arts Institute China.
• Portfolio presentation in the magazine NewGraphic Magazine China.
• Lars Müller Publishers, Baden & ZHdK, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland, book design and art-direction Des-/orientierung.
• Snelweg Museum, Rotterdam, promotional design of Snelweg Safari.
• Snelweg Museum, Rotterdam, design of a roadmap of the Dutch motorways.



projects 2009-2008.
period Koeweiden Postma


2009:

• NykampNyboer and VIM group, Oldenzaal, design logo, corporate design, promotional design and website in collaboration with Jorn Dal.
• Uitgeverij Kluwer Nederland, Deventer, lead-designer impact analysis redesign architecture Kluwer brand-portfolio, in collaboration with Eddy wegman.
• USG People, Almere, design to update the USG corporate guidelines.
• De Doelen, Rotterdam, design year program booklet, co-ontwerper.
• Eureko (Achmea), Amsterdam, assisting  designer brand development, endorsement strategy.


2008:

• NykampNyboer and VIM group, Oldenzaal, design logo, corporate design, promotional design and website in collaboration with Jorn Dal.
• Uitgeverij Kluwer Nederland, Deventer, lead-designer impact analysis redesign architecture Kluwer brand-portfolio, in collaboration with Eddy wegman.
• De Doelen, Rotterdam, design year program booklet, co-ontwerper.
• Eureko (Achmea), Amsterdam, assisting designer, brand development, endorsement strategie, co-ontwerper.


projects, articles 2008-2006.
period teaching and master study


2008:
• Institute Design2context, art direction visual essay and bookdesign of image book Des-/orientierung 1, ed. Ruedi Baur and others, Lars Müller Publishers & ZHdK, Zwitserland.
• Ruedi Baur, illustrations for the book Ruedi Baur, Michael Erlhoff: Design Studieren, W. Fink UTB, Paderborn, Germany.
• Koeweiden Postma, freelance work on corporate design Getronics in collaboration with Menno van Waardhuizen (lead).

• Provincie Gelderland, Arnhem, book-      production and design of the publication Kunstwerken & Kunstwerken.
• Snelweg Museum, Rotterdam, exhibition design.
• Marcel Smink, Arnhem, website design.


2007
:

• Interview and portfolio presentation in the book émergence, la jeune création graphique hollandaise, Pyramyd Publishers, Paris.

• Provincie Gelderland, Arnhem, content development for the book Kunstwerken & Kunstwerken.
• Theater Huis van Puck, Arnhem, promotional design theatre season.
• Museum CODA, Apeldoorn, exhibition design and promotional design of the exhibition Behang van Plint tot Plafond.
• Snelweg Museum, Rotterdam, exhibition design and information design for the stand.
• Brand New Bags, Arnhem, retail design stands Fashion Biennial Arnhem, product presentations and advertising.
• Siza Dorp Groep, Arnhem, book design of Ronald Tolman: Bovenwater.
• Caldic, Rotterdam, book design of Caldic Collection, in collaboration with Paul Swagerman. Caldic Rotterdam.
• Ontwerp Platform Arnhem, design brochure.
• STAGE festival, ArtEZ, Arnhem, publicity design and webdesign.


2006
:

• Portfolio presentation in the book Introducing, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin.
• Portfolio presentation in the book Into Nature, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin.
• Portfolio presentation in the book Serialize, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin.

• Theater Huis van Puck, Arnhem, design logo, corporate identity and promotional design.
• VolUit, coaching & training, Arnhem, design logo, corporate design and design website.
• DoñaQuichotte, Arnhem, design logo, corporate design and design website.
• Het Hoofdkwartier, Arnhem, design year report.
• Snelweg Museum, Rotterdam, design mobile exposition stand, in collaboration with Rob Groot-Zevert.
• 100% Mode in Klarendal, Arnhem, corporate design and promotional design.
• Brand New Bags, Arnhem, exhibition design, promotional design.
• Minouche en Rûne Sieraden, Arnhem, design logo, corporate design and design website.

projects, articles, lectures 2005-2001.
period MINT


2005:

• Het Hoofdkwartier, concept development lecture series EN/EN and programming of the symposium Grafisch ontwerpen over de grens.
• Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, MINT opening act with One-minute-magazine at the Made in Arnhem festival.
• Stroom, Architecture and Art, Den Haag, Editorial design of the magazine Binck! in collaboration with Jarl Schulp.
• Work in the exhibition De Best Verzorgde Boeken Prijs 2004 in the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
• Het Hoofdkwartier, Arnhem, poster designs with statistics about ‘creative cities’.
• Studium Generale dAcapo, lobby and consultant programming symposium Gated Community, Angstmachine of veilige thuishaven?
• Stichting G.A.N.G., Arnhem, design logo and corporate design.
• Stichting Kunst & Cultuur Gelderland, MINT de sessies, poster-exhibition of work by MINT.
• Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, work in the exhibition Made in Arnhem.
• Museum CODA, Apeldoorn, promotional design and desk top publishing of exhibitions.
• ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem Enschede Zwolle, promotional campaign Open Dagen, design temporary signage system.


2004:

• Interview by Edo Dijksterhuis and portfolio presentation Lelijkheid als inspiratiebron, in design magazine ITEMS, 6, jan./feb. 2004.
• Het wilde weten, Rotterdam, exhibition of company design work.
• AT Osborne, Utrecht, pitch-proposal logo and corporate design.
• Lecture about MINT at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem.
• Enclave magazine in collaboration with   G.A.N.G. Arnhem. Editing, design and magazine production.
• Guardian Angel Europe, Breda, design logo and corporate design.
• Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Utrecht, design exhibition about the train station at Holland Spoor, Den Haag.
• ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem Enschede Zwolle, design advertisements for the Open Dagen.
• Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, design in the exhibition De A van Arnhem.
• Interview about MINT by Karin van de Kraats in the exhibition booklet De A van Arnhem.
• MINT corporate identity and website design.
• Het Hoofdkwartier, Arnhem, design of logo, corporate design and website design.


2003:

• André Platteel, Margeting, bookillustrations.
• G.A.N.G., Polizeiamt, building lettering.
• Lecture at Zefir7 about MINT at the Zeebelt Theater, Den Haag.
• Els Roseboom, Fashion & Pattern design, Amsterdam, corporate design.
• Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst         Gelderland, Arnhem, book design Avecom.
• Centrum Beeldende Kunst Nijmegen, exhibition of design work MINT.
• Sonsbeek Festivals, Arnhem, promotional design.
• De Melksalon, Arnhem, promotional design.
• Work in the exhibition of De Best Verzorgde Boeken Prijs 2002 in the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
• G.A.N.G., Leisure Resort Parallel//weg,  design furnishing of eventspaces Club Zeth and Casino Royal.
• Post St. Joost Photography, Breda, graphic design graduation catalogue, in collaboration with Marianne de Vrijer.
•  Christelijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Kampen (Zwolle), design informatie brochure.
• MINT design promotional leaflet.
• Landelijke Studenten Vakbond, Utrecht, bookdesign and illustrations for 10 jaar LSVB, Lustrum 20 jarig bestaan LSVB, ed. Kim Toering, Sharon Gesthuizen.
• Landelijke Studenten Vakbond, Utrecht, communication design.
• Museum de Verbeelding,  Zeewolde, design of newsletters.


2002:

• Kröller Müller Museum en Park de Hoge Veluwe, Otterlo, pitch-proposal for a joint promotional campaign.
• ‘Steenstraat expo’ Made in Arnhem festival, exhibition of designwork MINT.
• BNO Spiksplinternieuw, portfolio presentation in the book.
• MINT website design MINT.
• Landelijke Studenten Vakbond, Utrecht, design newsletters 29BIS.
• Landelijke Studenten Vakbond, Utrecht, bookdesign Sta op en Onderhandel.
• Amobis, Breda, design logo and corporate design.
• Christelijke Academie voor Beeldende    Kunsten Kampen (Zwolle), design information brochure.
• De Gele Rijder Arnhem, organisation launch-event Avecom Real festival.
• Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst Gelderland, Arnhem, design promotional campaign, Avecom Real festival.


2001:

• VSNU Vereniging van Nederlandse         Universiteiten, invitationcard.
• Jongeren festival Per Expressie in        Amersfoort, design promotional campaign and website design.
• CUT TV, VJ festival, Arnhem, promotional design.