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Conceptual illustration for research grant application (VENI).
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I visualised a proposed, historical process, which should describe how Dutch care professionals' occupational identity has been constructed over time. 

Designed stylized visuals for
VENI research grant presentation
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Book illustrations of research on "Boundary Spanners", aimed at professionals working in urban development.
 

The goal for these illustrations was to catch a specific urban management audience with a couple of humorous summaries of research results. The aim was to reflect real-world complexity, which tends to get lost in formalistic theoretical models.

Besides the form, we found that by using colours my work managed to reflect a range of feelings that the people, whose work the art is about, actually have. Feelings, that usually glossed over or pushed aside as problematic.

The book presented years of research done by my client and several colleagues on "boundary spanning practices" amongst urban civil servants and consultants. These professionals find themselves needing to cross "domain" boundaries (administrative, legal, and physical organizational, etc.), which raises all sorts of challenges.

My illustrations visually characterized four types of boundary spanning. Another two illustrations visually narrate two of the studied urban development projects, one in Amsterdam and one in The Hague.

Commissioned cartoon contribution to an online research magazine of the urban studies department of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

I illustrate issues arising as the municipality of Amsterdam encounters regulatory contradictions, while its civil servants attempt to govern and safeguard the existence of free creative spaces in the city.

Illustrated covid-resopnpse timelines comparing three different European national governments for a crisis research journal article on the impact of covid measures on the youth.
Illustrations for the final presentation of a multi-million Euro grant proposal (ERC) for Organization Psychological research on gossip.