Dion Soethoudt

Dion Soethoudt, a visual communication designer. My ideas are translated into
multi-disciplinary designs that map
human subconscious behaviours.

The core value of my design is the meaning of the story and how I visually translate diverse topics and execute it into a certain formative moment.

Inherited with my prominent mixed cultural and physical identity - from being neither white nor black, has compelled me into a deviant unique place, which fundamentally shaped my way of thinking and my design methodology.

This often summons humour in my work, as humour is a deviant act, that challenges our way of thinking.

ビジュアルコミニケーションデザイナー Dion Soethoudt。私のアイデアは諸分野の学問的デザインへと変換され、人間の潜在意識の行動を描き出す

私のデザインの中核をなすのは、物語の意味、そしてどのようにシリアスなトピックを視覚的に変換させ、それをある形を持った瞬間として創作するかということ。

白人でも黒人でもないという、生まれもった文化的にも肉体的にも目立った複合的なアイデンティティ。それによって、私は社会から逸脱した得意な場所を選ばざるをえなかったし、それは私自身の考え方やデザイン手段を根本的に形づくってきた。

それにより私の作品は度々ユーモアを伴い、ユーモアが社会の基準からは逸脱した行為であるように、私たちの思考に挑戦をするのだ。

CVof Dion Soethoudt

Educations:

Design Academy Eindhoven - www.designacademy.nl
Graduated 2016, BA of arts - Communication
Eindhoven, NL

Design Academy Eindhoven is an interdisciplinary educational institute for art, architecture and design in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Sint Lucas - www.sintlucas.nl
Graduated 2010, Interactive media design
Eindhoven, NL

SintLucas is a school with a wide range of creative technical programs.

Experiences:
http://www.ongoing.jp

Art Center Ongoing - www.ongoing.jp
2018, April + May, residency + exhibition.
Tokyo, JP

Invited to partake in a two month art/design residency at the renowned Art Center Ongoing. Closing the residency with a week long exhibition, presenting the project “Temporary logic”.

http://www.designacademy.nl

Design Academy Eindhoven - www.designacademy.nl
2017, October, DAE graduation show Coordinator: entree and cashregister
Eindhoven, NL
Reference: Caroline Wierckx +31 6 23297671

A three week assignment where I was assigned to coordinate the graduation show entree and ±100 student employees. During the Dutch Design Week 2017, 50.000 visitors entered the Design Academy.

http://www.tudelft.nl/en/

Technical University Delft - www.tudelft.nl
2017, July, Tutor for Masters Course Visual Communication Design TU
Technical University Delft, NL
Invited by Prof. C. van Middelkoop, MFA Chair of Visual Communication Design

PICTORIAL SPACE: "What I need from you are your eyes, your way of thinking and your ability to express your thoughts in a communicative and constructive way. And contribute in guiding the projects of the TU Delft students." - C. van Middelkoop

http://www.tudelft.nl/en/

Technical University Delft - www.tudelft.nl
2017, June, Tutor for Masters Course Visual Communication Design TU
Technical University Delft, NL
Invited by Prof. C. van Middelkoop, MFA Chair of Visual Communication Design

POST-POSTFOLIO: The aim of this workshop will be to show the importance of having a voice of your own and how you can best prepare for the way(s) in which this voice might change over time, depending on the context in which you present yourself.

vilnius-action

Vilnius Action
2017, 24th September – 1st October, Participation design workshop
Vilnius, LT

A team of young designers where invited to address some important questions concerning the re-emergence of the synagogue on Gėlių street into the life of 21st-century Vilnius.

http://www.madelabs.it

MADE Labs - www.madelabs.it
2017, 24th - 31st July, Participation design workshop
Syracuse, IT

8 days of workshops and lectures, 24 excep- tional guests. To discuss authenticity and cultural heritage at the intersection of design, architecture, art, craft and local tradition.

I participated the workshops of:
Guillermo Santoma - Vernacular tourism & Bethan Laura Wood - Through your eyes

dion-cursus

Dion Cursus
2017, 12 weeks, Comicbook course
Den Bosch, NL

A 12 week-long course where participants learn how to create intriguing characters, layered storylines and expressive comics.

http://www.kossmanndejong.nl

Business your design - www.kossmanndejong.nl
2016 + 2017, 8 classes
Eindhoven, NL

An annual workshop given by Ellen Schindler aimed at professionalising your design studio. I participat- ed this workshop annually for a complete, in-depth and personal guidance regarding Studio Soethoudt.

http://www.studiosoethoudt.com

Studio Soethoudt- www.studiosoethoudt.com
2016, July - present
Den Bosch, NL

Outset of independent Studio Soethoudt.

http://www.picodorefugio.com

Design Residency: Work in progress - Basalt- www.picodorefugio.com- www.vimeo.com/151586977
2015, January - Fabruary, 4 weeks
Soa Miguel - Azores island, PT

Focus on a process of research that was transversal to the different properties of Basalt and divided itself between visual features and the geological characteristics of the different types of local stones. The work done within the residency had an approach of several panoramas.

http://www.ojeam.studio

Internship junior product designer: Studio Joao Abreu Valente - www.studio-jav.com - www.ojeam.studio
2014, 6 months
Lisbon, PT

A 6 month internship as an junios product designer, focussed on multiple materials, including ceramic earth-ware and basalt.

http://www.arquivo237.com

Leading lecture: Conversas XCI - www.arquivo237.com
2015, September
Lisbon, PT

I got invited by Arquivo 237 for the “Conversas Lisboa” — a series of weekly lectures to get to know and talk about each other’s projects.

http://www.studiosoethoudt.com/modeling

Modeling: various agencies - studiosoethoudt.com/modeling
2014 - present
Lisbon, PT

On occasians I do modeling work. I have been represented by various modeling agencies like Elite Lisbon and others.

stand-up

Stand-up comedy
2015 - present
NL

Sporadically I partake in stand-up comedy open-mic nights.

Exhibitions:
van-abbe

YOUNG ART NIGHT #11 - Van Abbemuseum
2018, 22nd September
Eindhoven, NL

Studio Soethoudt project Sleeping Productivity will be displayed during the eleventh edition of the Young Art Night shoots in theVan Abbemuseum, pops and cracks from the speakers, through the museum spaces into the city during the and weekend of Saturday September 22nd.

http://www.ongoing.jp

Art Center Ongoing - www.ongoing.jp
2018, May, exhibition.
Tokyo, JP

A week long exhibition presenting the project Temporary Logic.

vilnius-action

Vilnius Action
2017, 1st October
Vilnius, LT

In collabrotaion with design Agne Kucerenkaite. Project: Boxing ring in the centre of the synagogue, on Gėlių street, Vilnius.

http://www.hoogtij.net

Hoogtij 51 Kunstnacht - www.hoogtij.net
2017, 1st December
Den Haag, NL
Project: Sketches, illustration de Correspondent.

A pop-up exhibition about visual images and experiments in media by de Correspondent, Sue das Lab.

http://www.ddw.nl

In Need of ... Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show - Dutch Design Week - www.ddw.nl
2017, 1st December
Den Haag, NL
Project: Sketches, illustration de Correspondent.

A pop-up exhibition about visual images and experiments in media by de Correspondent, Sue das Lab.

http://www.yksi.nl

Yksi Expo Ducth Design Week 2016 - www.yksi.nl
2016, October
Eindhoven, NL
Project: Stealing from myself

http://www.kunstnachtdenbosch.nl

Kunstnacht Den Bosch - www.kunstnachtdenbosch.nl
2014, 1st September
Den Bosch, NL
Project: BANK/bank

A pop-up exhibition about visual images and experiments in media by de Correspondent, Sue das Lab.

http://www.yksi.nl

Yksi Expo - Istanbul - www.yksi.nl
2014, September
Eindhoven, NL
Project: Politically incorrect.

Publishings:
http://www.decorrespondent.nl

Illustration article de Correspondent - www.decorrespondent.nl
Online - 2018, January - Amsterdam, NL

Commisioned by de Correspondent to make supportive illustrations for the online article: Denk in 2018 niet in goede voornemens, maar in dagelijkse rituelen.

http://www.decorrespondent.nl

Illustration article de Correspondent - www.decorrespondent.nl
Online - 2017, August - Amsterdam, NL

Commisioned by de Correspondent to make supportive illustrations for the online article: Waarom de hele wereld erop vooruitgaat als jij decennia eerder met pensioen gaat.

http://www.papiermagazine.squarespace.com

Papier Magazine #3 - www.papiermagazine.squarespace.com
Published work: N 31° 47’ 1.334”
Print - 2017, July - Paris, FR

The theme for the 3d issue is « Provocation ».

http://www.defusie.net

Het beeld - de Fusie - www.defusie.net
Online - 2017, March - Amsterdam, NL

The Dutch article, Bezeten door genieën, is an in depth article about methodology and process behind the project Stealing from myself.

http://www.vpro.nl

VPRO top 10 tips Dutch Design Week 2016 - www.vpro.nl
Online - 2017, March - Amsterdam, NL

Selected by Dutch Public Media-broadcaster VPRO as top 10 tips to must-see during the 2016 Dutch Design Week.

References:
www.strangeattractors.com

Prof. Catelijne van Middelkoop, Studio Strange Attractors
coordinator@strangeattractors.com
+31 624 867 799
www.strangeattractors.com
Rotterdam, NL

www.studio-jav.com

Designer Joao Abreu Valente, Studio JAV
joaoabreuvalente@gmail.com
+351 930 603 984
www.studio-jav.com
Lisbon, PT