Petr van Blokland
To specialize himself he studied for serveral years at the TU-Delft department Industrial Design. From 1984 until 1989 he taught at the Academy for Visual Arts in Arnhem. Recently he continued his study at the Technical University in Delft on Industrial Design and Artificial Intelligence to apply for a Master Degree. Since 1988 he is a teacher at the Graphic and Typographic Design Department and the post-graduate course Type & Media of the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague. Since the start of 2003 he is co-founder of «The Health Agency«, publisher of on-line medical information. The studio Buro Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens is specialized in the design of corporate identities, solving complex typographic problems and the design of interiors and environments. As part of these projects other aspects of the profession are attended: type design, writing software as design tools and development for digital media belong to the basic toolkit of the studio. The buro is built upon the knowledge and experience of five designers, who are capable to exploit these skills in the design proces. Both design and the development of the required (digital) tools are highly integrated.