Hi, my name is Vincent. I am an independent designer as well as co-founder and designer at Cometa.cc, a multidisciplinary design collective based in Amsterdam and The Hague. We partner with cultural and commercial clients to question the unquestioned and explore new possibilities in all sorts of (digital) media.

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About

Vincent Meertens is a strong conceptual designer with a sharp eye for detail and a passion for both online and printed media. He is particularly enthusiastic about projects that have a positive impact on culture and community.

Since graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven, he worked for renowned Amsterdam-based Lava Graphic Design, after which he followed his dream and moved to New York City. There he worked for award winning design studios Local Projects and Pentagram. He was also on a quest to explore the city to its fullest, which resulted in the making of the Subjective Map of New York City.

After returning to the Netherlands he worked as lead designer at CleverºFranke in Utrecht. Early 2015 he joined forces with Floris Douma and co-founded Cometa.cc, a multidisciplinary design collective based in Amsterdam and The Hague.

Contact

Please feel free to contact me for more information or inquiries. I am looking forward to worldwide freelance opportunities or collaborations.

Vincent Meertens Studio
Wibautstraat 150
VKG Studio 1.54
1091GR Amsterdam
The Netherlands

mail@vincentmeertens.com
+31 6 28 68 93 04

Publications

  • Cartographics: Designing the Modern Map, Sendpoints, 2016
  • Start Me Up! New Branding for Businesses, Gestalten, 2015
  • You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City, Princeton Architectural Press, 2015
  • Co. Design: A Map Of New York, Drawn Through The Bike Trails Of Lovers, April 2014
  • Arts Thread: Milan 2012
  • Visual Loop: TimeMaps: the new cartography of travel
  • Rooilijn #5 features TimeMaps, October 2012
  • Information Aesthetics: Time Maps: Morphing a Country According to its Travel Time, January 2012
  • Co. Design: The 22 Best Infographics We Found In 2011, December 2011
  • Wired UK: TimeMaps generates isochronic maps from travel times
  • Co. Design: Gorgeous Travel Planner Shows Times, Rather Than Distances, November 2011
  • NRC NL: In Nederland denken we in tijd, niet in afstand, November 2011
  • Volkskrant NL: De kaart van Nederland zal nooit meer dezelfde zijn, October 2011
  • Algemeen Dagblad NL: De kaart van Nederland zal nooit meer dezelfde zijn, October 2011
  • Bright Magazine: Bright Report Dutch Design Week 2011, October 2011
  • Adformatie: Less bubble more world, October 2011
  • The Gothamist: Map: A 2009 Subway Ridership Fly Through, February 2011

Awards

  • INDEX:Award 2013 Nominee
  • FastCompany Innovation by Design Awards 2012 Finalist
  • Information is Beautiful Awards 2012 Finalist
  • Grafische Cultuurstichting Student’s Prize for Graphic Design 2011 Finalist
  • Brains Award 2011 Finalist

Selected Clients

  • European Press Prize
  • Inspectie van het Onderwijs, Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap
  • Wageningen University and Research Centre
  • Municipality of The Hague
  • NRC Handelsblad & NRC.Next
  • Coffee Company
  • Strietman Espresso
  • Pupkin Film
  • Foodcurators Rotterdam
  • Studio Cosima
  • Pro Materia
  • TLmagazine
  • Uniflow