Hey, nice to meet you!

I'm Mats Tijmes, an alternative reality designer living and working in Rotterdam.
I make multi-disciplinary work by applying a variety of skills including: concept-thinking,
graphic design, illustration, storytelling and game-design principles.

    Education

    Bachelor Advertising, WDKA Rotterdam, Social domain - Gamification.
    MBO Graphic Design, Deltion Zwolle.

    I use my knowledge of

    Advertising
    Gamification
    Art direction
    Graphic Design

    UI/UX
    Interactive fiction
    Design Fiction
    Typography
    HTML/CSS
    Prototyping

    Using these apps

    Adobe
    Figma
    Twine
    OmmWriter
    Visual Studio Code
    Ableton Live / VCV Rack

    Researching these topics

    (Serious) Games
    (Serious) Play
    Playbor (play+labor)
    Self Design

    Accelerationism
    Role Playing
    Myth
    Ritual
    Media

    Digital culture