Maaike van Everdingen is a graphic designer, curator 
& typographer.
SHE IS BASED IN LEIDEN (NL) AND HOLDS A BSA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ARTS UTRECHT
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About
Known for her distinctive style and unique energetic approach. She loves work that gives a challenge,
interdisciplinary collabs, and making things

Maaike has a deep-seated desire to design like a mad scientist; with a little humour, a lot of associative thinking, and a whole lot of typography.
 As a graphic designer, she often emphasizes qualities through specialized production and a relentless flow of ideas.



EDUCATION

University of the Arts Utrecht NL | 2018 — 2022
Bachelor of Design graduated with Honors

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunsten Karlsruhe DE | 2020
Imagining Tomorrow International seminar

University of Applied Sciences Leiden NL | 2015 — 2017
Propedeuse Biomedical Science


WORK EXPERIENCE

Maaike van Everdingen
Independent Graphic Designer

Exhibition space Troef | since 2023
Curator

Stichting Roem | since 2022
Freelance graphic designer 
Financial manager

WIBAR | since 2023
Bedrijfsleider

Dietwee | 2021
Graphic design internship 

Eiland Studio | 2017
Marketing Internship

please email me for any questions or collaborations, my full cv, interviews or just to say hi!
 WHAT A SHAME IT WAS THAT HE SHOULD FALL 
FROM THE TOPS OF THE TREES
Temporary typographic sand sculptures are declared dead when the sculptures fade, though they have never been alive.

MDF & sand sculpture
Laser-cut mold
29 x 45 cm


Made in a workshop led by S†ëfan Schäfer (Let Death Dance Again). Delving into abstract territory, the workshop investigated how a contemporary, non-human thing can experience death. The workshop unfolded as an immersive journey into the realm of non-human entities and their delicate existence. Participants were encouraged to engage in thought-provoking discussions, investigating the power of death and commemorative culture in the context of environmental devastation caused by anthropogenic climate change in a poetic way. Drawing from diverse disciplines such as philosophy, anthropology, and design, the workshop sought to unravel the complex relationship between mortality and non-human entities.