WILLEMIJN DE WIT
BORN IN 1982.
STUDIED FASHION DESIGN & STYLING AT AMFI, AMSTERDAM.
LIVES & WORKS IN EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS.
After graduating from Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) in 2005, I started my career as a fashion designer for an international wholesale fashion brand. In 2010 I co-founded Eindhoven based concept store “You Are Here” where I grew into the role of creative director and buyer. At the beginning of 2015 I started my own company ‘Willemijn de Wit’. Currently I am employed as Manager Visual at ‘De Bijenkorf’ Eindhoven.
I get excited about engaging 3D concepts; complexity and innovation, multidisciplinary collaborations and made to measure total concepts. The concept ‘You Are Here’ received two retail awards; Dutch Retail Experience Award (DREA) 2013 and Design in Detail Award 2011.
My philosophy is based on a conceptual approach inspired by the unexpected. My attention to detail, and the emotions this generates in people, is fundamental in my work, in which I take a visionary and multidisciplinary approach to design.
Given my eclectic and composite background, I explore 3D concepts in all forms of manifestation, challenging viewers into engaging environments.
I am always searching for a dialogue between fashion, design and art on the one hand, and social currents, technology and business on the other.
You can find my full resume on Linked-In
Zilverblauw, january 2016 ‘kleine fabriek 2016’
Bubblemint, january 2016 ‘kleine fabriek 2016’
Interior Printing, october 2015 ‘Orchids at DDw15’
Enigheid, october 2015 ‘DDW’
Materia, october 2015 ‘Orchids: Colour meets biobased inspiration’
Binti Home Blog, october 2015 ’10x-inspirerende ontwerpers op de dutch design week 2015′
Philips Lighting ‘The future of retail lighting’
ELLE Nederland, august 2012
Viva, august 2012
Ryanair inflight magazine, october 2013 with ‘You Are Here’ concept store
Vt Wonen, fall 2013, june 2011, with ‘You Are Here’ concept store
Grazia, may 2011, with ‘You Are Here’ concept store
newStyle, fall 2012, fall 2011, with ‘You Are Here’ concept store
Elsevier, april 2012, with ‘You Are Here’ concept store
Volkskrant Magazine, march 2012, with ‘You Are Here’ concept store
NRC Weekend, october 2011, with ‘You Are Here’ concept store
EigenHuis&Interieur, june 2011, with ‘You Are Here’ concept store