My name is Tom Vonk, 28 years of age and born and raised in Amsterdam. As a young kid playing on the streets I developed a interest in graffiti. In that time I was making pictures with my analogue camera of everything I came across, what had to do with street art.
My experience with handwriting and colour balance became useful when I went to the art academy. There I started to focus more on the boundaries between graphic- and spatial design.
During my study I did research about the use, lay-out and history of certain ‘maps’ (cartography). And find it fascinating how these maps contemplate different levels of information and are constructed to create a visual context, with the use of colors, lines and typography.
At the academy of art (ArtEZ) located in Zwolle. I started my study with two years of Interior Design. And eventually graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design.