Born in Amsterdam
1974-1976 Studied at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy
1975 patern making and seamstress for Aenne (designer)
1976 Article about me in the Telegraaf (newspaper)
1976-1977 Detex textile certification
1976-still Entrepeneur Fashion
1977-1980 Senior designer for 't Lievertje
1980-1982 Colour study Johannes Itten
1980-1984 Senior designer for Daarnhouwer BV.
1985- still Art painting (www.turn2befree.com)
1996-2010 Entrepeneur (colorful ceramics urns)
2002-2003 Drawing custom patterns for bridal clothing (Bride side -Night site)
2003-2004 First sales employee bridal clothing, cutter, make patterns (Angela bridal fashion)
2005-2006 Floor manager high fashion italian brand Caractère (Metz & Co)
2007-2015 Teacher Fashion design at privat fashionschool Diny Kelly
2007-2007 Developed workshop style and color (fashion school)
2009-2009 Developed workshop knitting and design (fashion school)
2012-2013 Photoshop, Illustrator, Wordpress
2013 - still Teacher/corrector for two NHA homestudies Making cloths and Fashion design.
After graduation I started to sell my designs in local boutique's. They were quickly sold because the designs were very different and special. They wrote about it in the newspaper. As a result, my designs were copied and I got no money for it. That is why I started to work as a senior designer. I designed for young women age 16-28 and made this label 't Lievertje, very successful. After a couple of years I needed a new challenge. I became the senior designer for childrens and men's department at a trading company. The childrens department grew rapidly under my leadership and therefore I had to transfer the men's department to a colleague designer. My designs were sold to big compagnies like C&A, Wehkamp and other buying groups in Holland, Germany and Belgium. I worked here untill my first daughter was born. Then I picked up my passion for painting again. Free work and portrait orders. In 1996 I founded my turn2befree compagny (ceramic urns). In 2002 I got back into fashion, making couture patterns for bridal wear and I worked a few years in the sales at the high fashion segment. Ten years ago I startet as fashion teacher for fashion drawing; color science; costume history and marketing. And nowadays for patternmaking and sewing.