After graduating in 2004 from the University of Utrecht (New Media and Digital Culture) I started working at the Dutch Istitute for Animation Film (NIAF), where I was primarily responsible for festival distribution. After that I got the chance to work for the Association for Film Theatres in Brabant (VBF), which merged in 2009 to become the current Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur (BBC). There I organized workshops, film screenings and network meetings.
In 2010 I started working at AKV|St.Joost. Alongside my work at the academy I was also a member of the Professional Arts Fund Committee (Subsidieregeling Professionele Kunsten), Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur (bkkc), and an advisor on animation for the Dutch Film Fund in 2011 and 2012. I have written for multiple online magazines such as Cut-Up and Urban Mag, and I am currenly a contributor to Konkav.
With Master's students I always feel there is a level playing field. I'm not a professor who is going to tell you how things are; students have just as much to say about the subjects that we discuss as I have. The discourse surrounding animation us still emerging and maturing, and I feel animators -not just academics-have something to add to that.