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August 21, born in Hoorn, The Netherlands.
1971 - 1979
Worked as a hot metal type-setter at printing shop Stumpel, Hoorn.
1974 - 1976
Evening-course lay-out at the Graphic School of Amsterdam.
1977 - 1981
Evening-course Graphic Design at the Rietveld Academy of Amsterdam.
1979 - 1986
Designer at Total Design, Amsterdam.
Holiday break Africa.
1988 - 1989
Member of the Jury at the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Graphiques (ESAG) at Paris, France.
1989 - 1991
Teacher typography at the Academy St. Joost at Breda.
Teacher typography at the Academy of Modern Art at Rotterdam.
Workshop at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Germany.
1992 - 1999
Senior designer at Design Connection.
Workshop at the Département de Design, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.
1999 - present
Senior designer and way finding / visual designer at Cascade visuele communicatie bv.
Young meets old in ‘de Bazel, Amsterdam.
The influence of design on the computer design practice.
Titus Yocarini (Director, Museum of Communication) interviews the designers Frans Lieshout and Jelle van der Toorn Vrijthoff.
Exibition at galerie Sopit, Typographic painting.
> Participated in the following exhibitions
International Poster Biennale, Warsaw.
Lathi Poster Biennale.
Holland in Vorm, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Brno Biennale - ‘winner of the silver medal’.
Published in several international books and magazines; in the books ‘Experimental Design’ by Igildo G. Biesele and Basic Typography ‘Design with letters’ by Ruedi Rüegg.