(Studio) Ward Goes

Graphic design and visual anthropology

info@wardgoes.com / +33 (0) 7 67 11 47 56

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Studio Ward Goes is an office for graphic design and visual research based in between Paris and Amsterdam. Working on both commissioned projects and independent research projects in digital, printed and three-dimensional media.

Being trained in media design and cultural anthropology Ward looks at design and typography as part of public debate, visual culture and public space. In his research he documents, categorises and re-contextualises seemingly mundane visual vocabularies in public space and public debate to offer new perspectives. However graphic design serves as the basis of all his projects he works in different media, among which screen-based, printed, and three-dimensional media.


Ward obtained a bachelor diploma (BA) in media design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2013 and a master diploma (MSc) in cultural anthropology at the University of Utrecht in 2016. After gaining work experience as an intern at Studio Dumbar (Rotterdam, NL) and Base Design (Brussels, BE), he works independently since 2014, while tutoring at the Design Academy Eindhoven from 2016 to 2018. In different capacities Ward has worked with organisations and companies such as the Technical University of Eindhoven, MU Artspace, Effenaar, Studio Müller van Tol, Kaan architects and Chanel.

 

 

 

Residencies & Grants

 

08 - 2019 > 10 - 2020

Talent Development Grant of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

 

06 - 2019

Development Grant of Stichting Stokroos for research project Immersive Journalism (collaborative project with Jim Brady).

 

05 - 2019 > 10 - 2019

Digital Cultures Grant of the Creative Industries Fund NL for research project Immersive Journalism (collaborative project with Jim Brady).

 

03 - 2019 > 11-2019

Immersive Journalism @ TU/e Innovation Space (collaborative residency with Jim Brady), Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

 

06 - 2018

The Spring Thing @ Arc Artist Residence (group residency), Romain Môtier, Switzerland.

 

01 - 2018

Re-invent the Party @ Arc Artist residence (group residency), Romain Môtier, Switzerland.

 

05 - 2017

In and Out of Europe @ Arc Artist residence (individual residency), Romain Môtier, Switzerland.

 

10-2016

Keep an Eye Design Talent Award (Nomination), Keep an Eye Foundation.

 

 

 

Professional Experience

 

06-2013 > Present

Independent designer, researcher and writer. Working on both commissioned and self-initiated projects for commercial and cultural clients. Paris, France / Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

02-2016 > 01-2018

Tutor/Mentor in the third year minors Open Lab department & The Collective at Design Academy Eindhoven. Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

 

07-2013 > 08-2013

Graphic design internship at Base Design. Brussels, Belgium.

 

02-2013 > 05-2013

Graphic design internship at Studio Dumbar. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

 

10-2012 > 02-2013

Graphic designer at Müller van Tol. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

Education

 

09-2014 > 07-2016

Master of Science (Cum Laude). University of Utrecht, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 

09-2015 > 01-2016

Minor in Sociology of migration. University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences, Sociology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

09-2009 > 12-2013

Bachelor of Design (Cum Laude). Design Academy Eindhoven, Man and Communication, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

 

09-2002 > 07-2009

VWO Atheneum Physics and Engineering. SG Lelystad, Lelystad, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

02 - 2016

Domestic Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Research project News for Eternity Pt 1. Doha, Qatar.

 

02-2015

Domestic Affairs at Passagen 2015. Research projects News for Eternity Pt. 1 and The Spectacular Times. Cologne, Germany.

 

10-2014

Graduation Show at Design Academy Eindhoven. Research projects News for Eternity Pt. 2 and The Spectacular Times.  Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

 

10-2014

Sense Nonsense at vanAbbemuseum. Research project News for Eternity Pt.1. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

 

04-2014

Self Unself at Salone del Mobile. Research projects News for Eternity Pt. 2 and The Spectacular Times. Milano, Italy.

 

12-2013

Arte-Utíl at vanAbbemuseum. Research project News for Eternity Pt. 1. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

 

01-2011

Focus on Crafts at Design Huis. Crafts and Community, Empowerment through the Act of Making. Eindhoven, The Netherlands