About

Hello! My name is Vera van de Seyp. I am a designer / creative coder with great interest in typography, languages and artificial intelligence.

Currently based in Amsterdam, I work for clients as well as autonomously, and am part of the Master’s program Media Technology at the Leiden University. In my work, I explore new technologies, digital tools and fields in media where boundaries are still blurry and yet to be defined.

Projects vary from playful websites, to live data-scraping installations, from perpetually morphing typefaces, to critical browser extensions, from national flag generators, to a smart IOT generator that tweets about its own inventions, from a blank map to a poster-shaped set of rules.

RESUME

Education
2019
Part of Sandberg@Mediapark Masterclass
2018
Part of summer school Huawei Seeds for the Future, China
2018 – now
Arts/Science
Honours Programme, KNAW
2017 – now
Msc. Media Technology,
Master of Science,
Leiden University, Leiden
2012 – 2016
Bachelor of Arts,
Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague
2014 – 2015
Erasmus Exchange Programme
Bachelor Visual Communication,
Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin
2014 – 2015
Erasmus Exchange Programme
Bachelor Audiovisual Programming,
Universität der Kunste, Berlin
2015
Elective Letterstudio,
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2013
Elective Circuit Bending,
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2011 – 2012
French Language and Literature (FLE B2),
Université Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris
2011 – 2012
Art History,
Ecole France Langue, Paris
2005 – 2011
Pre-university school (8/10), N&G / C&M with science, music and art as electives, Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden, Leiden
Exhibitions / Lectures / Prizes
2019
Contribution to “Malware – Symptons of Viral Infection”, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.
Lecture at Next M “Back to the Future”, Eindhoven.
One night “Work in Progress” display at the LAVA Amsterdam Headquarters, Amsterdam.
Lecture at Emerce Next, Amsterdam.
Presentation of the result of the Sandberg@Mediapark masterclass, Beeld en Geluid, Hilversum. ICW Bogomir Doringer.
Panel talk at Poetry International Festival.
Exhibition “What Happened to the Future?” at Kunsthal, Rotterdam. ICW Yara Veloso, assigned by Poetry International.
One-day coding workshop at KABK, The Hague
“Botanica Variegata”, Salone del Mobile, Milan. ICW Sjoerd ter Borg
Presentation at Tweakers Developers Summit
Lecture at the Processing Community Day.
UvA Best Thesis award for the thesis and design of Rosa Kösters, “Hand- en ellebogenwerk”.
2018
Feature in the AIGA magazine ‘Eye on Design’ on the impact of AI on graphics design jobs in the future.
Exhibition with Media Technology with the theme ‘auto’. Leiden, Netherlands.
Workshop on Real Time data at the Swiss Interactive Media Design Day. Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.
Lecture at the Swiss Interactive Media Design Day. Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.
Lecture ‘The Acceleration of Generative Design’ at Digital Wednesdays x Dutch Design Week. Alongside Tim Rodenbröker, Patrick Hübner, Just van Rossum. DDW, Eindhoven.
Exhibition ‘Genetic Encryption’ at Leiden University Open Day, Leiden
Talk at Confront, Sweden. Find repository here.
Lecture at The Hmm (by Anja Groten)
Lecture and workshop at Hackers & Designers Summer Academy 2018. ICW Jaroslav Toussaint
Nomination for Seeds for the Future program,
Huawei, China
Interview
Crazy Cool Developers
Poster ICW RUDE collective
Typomania, Moscow
Videos at FORM – art, fashion, music
MONO, Rotterdam
Love Hotel: The Plastic Womb
Het Paard van Troje, Den Haag
My Practice, My Politics
Salone del Mobile, Milano
Arts/Science Honours Programme
Dutch Academic Institute for Sciences (KNAW)
2017
PHILIPS party
Q-Factory, Amsterdam

LASERCLUB
The Grey Space, The Hague

Furper, Manifestations
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

The Future of Driving
Audi Summit, Barcelona
While at LUST

Best Thesis Design Award
KABK, The Hague

Almost Real
RUDE Festival
Acud Macht Neu, Berlin

90 Images That Do Not Exist
“Vincent op Vrijdag”
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

2016

Project WTF/OF
“New Atlantis”
Elektron, Breda

On design and process
Symposium “Meet the Maker”
Avans, Breda

On IoT products
Art Science Department
KABK, Den Haag

Project Connected ad Absurdum
symposium “How to Stay Human in the Infosphere”
_V2, Rotterdam

Project Schoolhub
Winner Hackathon Ministry of Education,
Waag Society, Amsterdam
ICW Amir Houieh, Gábor Kerekes, Pascal Schilp

“Graphic Design Department Award”
KABK, The Hague

Project Running Out, exhibition “RESET”
Salone del Mobile, Milan
ICW Amir Houieh, Gábor Kerekes, Niels Schrader

2015

A Guide to Divisions
Poster and Graphic Design Festival, Chaumont
ICW Viktoriya Shydlouskaya

Conditions of Privacy
“Design my Privacy”, MOTI, Breda

Project Conditions of Privacy
Honorable mention by Bits of Freedom

Self-Tracing, Self-Watching & WTF/OF
Transmediale Festival, Berlin

2014

Process as Sound
Gemak, The Hague

Rekenkamer, The Hague
ICW Caitlin Berner

The Dutch Boom Bike
Designkwartier, The Hague
ICW Erik van der Veen

2013

Freedom, Vrijheid Hou Je Nooit Vast
Affiche Galerij, The Hague