Dirk Bertels, MSc
Dirk is in charge of the Interaction Department. As Creative Partner, Dirk is responsible for concept development, storylines, and oversees all software and multimedia production and interaction design. He has 15 years of experience in both graphic design and software development. Dirk has previously worked in advertising, producing websites, interactive campaigns, exhibits and software for major Dutch brands, international brands and many advertising agencies. Dirk studied Social Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam.
Barend Verheijen, MA
Barend is the head of the Content Department. As Creative Partner, Barend is responsible for concept development, storylines and all content production. Barend has almost 20 years of experience in the museum world. Before he joined TWV Media (Studio Louter’s precursor) in 2000, he was an education coordinator for the Germany Institute in Amsterdam and a researcher for Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations. He studied History at the University of Amsterdam.
Pepijn Wilbers, MA
Creative Partner & Managing Director
Pepijn is in charge of the AV Department. As Creative Partner, Pepijn is responsible for concept development, storylines and oversees all film and audio production in the company. He has 20 years of experience in all aspects of audio-visual productions: scenario, directing and editing. Pepijn and Frodo Terpstra founded TWV Media in 1996, after having worked for an advertising agency for three years. He studied Social History in Rotterdam.
Franka Schaap, MA
Managing Director & Senior Project Manager
Franka obtained her master’s degree in History at the University of Amsterdam. During her master’s programme, Franka already started working for Studio Louter as a content producer. Since February 2015, she joined the team of project managers. Here, she can put her organisational skills to practice. Franka enjoys Studio Louter’s projects particularly, because content, creativity and technology are combined in informative and educational products.
Juliette Lindhout, MA, MA(Ed)
Valerie Veenvliet, MA
Valerie keeps complex and big projects with different kind of stakeholders under control. After a bachelor in History and a master in Public History, Valerie started as curator and later as project manager in the museum field. She is now using this experience at Studio Louter to ensure that the design and production of our visitor experiences run smoothly.
Olga Ruitenbeek, MA
Olga started working for Studio Louter in November of 2010. As Creative Director, Olga is responsible for the creative and content part of many of our projects. Before working for Studio Louter, Olga was Assistant Curator for the Amsterdam Historical Museum. After having studied design at the Design Academy Eindhoven, she decided to switch studies to Social History at the University of Amsterdam – and quite successfully too: she obtained her master’s degree with honours.
Dr. Sjoerd van der Linde
As Consultant, Sjoerd helps our clients and partners with project development, concept development, strategic and analytical research, fundraising, developing partnerships and setting up research collaborations. Sjoerd has extensive international experience in the museum, cultural heritage and archaeology sector. Before he joined Studio Louter, Sjoerd worked as World Heritage specialist at University College London and as assistant professor archaeological heritage management at Leiden University, where he obtained his PhD Cum Laude in 2012.
Denise Schipper, MA
Senior Content Designer
Denise already started working for Studio Louter when she was studying History at the University of Leiden. She studied ‘Migration and Global Interdependence’ for her master’s degree and when she graduated in 2012, she started working for the Content Department. As Senior Content Producer she is in charge of the team and responsible for the content of exhibitions, processing client input and writing scenarios. Read an interview with Denise in Marketingtribune about her work at the studio here (in Dutch).
Sarah van Kerkvoorde, MA
As a public historian Sarah takes care of the content in our productions. From dilemma games and animations to storylines for entire exhibitions: she has provided them all with a tangible story. During her bachelor she already did an internship at Studio Louter and after completing the Master Public History she returned with great enthusiasm. Sarah likes to watch costume dramas, provided they are historically accurate of course.
Eline Koning, MA, MA(Ed)
Eline obtained the Masters in Public History and after that she completed the Masters in Preparatory Higher Education with honours. During her studies she enjoyed an internship at Studio Louter so much that she returned after graduating as a content producer. She also likes to write in her spare time. In addition she likes to travel to rugged landscapes for hiking or mountain biking and to get to know as many cultures as possible.
ing. Arthur Wammes
Senior Software Developer
After he studied technical informatics, Arthur dedicated five years of his life to mathematics and statistics. Then he decided he preferred something more visual. Nowadays, he develops and designs interactive installations for Studio Louter. He still enjoys the fact that he allows people to see inside his mind by converting the figments of his imagination into program codes.
Senior Software Developer
Tijmes is a real digital native. He acquired all his skills by self-study and love for the digital domain. For years, he worked as a freelancer producing online games and marketing campaigns. Now, he uses his experience for Studio Louter as an interaction designer, game- and webdeveloper to create interesting and exciting interaction. Apart from his work for Studio Louter, Tijmes loves to paint and make music.
Cas Spoelstra, BA
Cas studied Interaction Design at ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem. As a software developer he focuses primarily on deciphering complex systems and he translates these into transparent constructions. Cas thinks of himself as a true nerd and is interested in analog hacking, new media protheses en the origin of complex systems.
Anna Nogaré, MA
Senior Visual Designer
Illustrating is Anna’s great passion, and she decided at a young age that it would become her profession. She studied Industrial Design at the Università Iuav di Venezia and has a Master’s degree in Communication Multimedia Design. Anna specializes in information design and has lived and worked in Amsterdam for the last three years. She loves music and enjoys exploring the city. She has yet to buy a bicycle, however…
Elisa Cocchi, BA, Postgraduate BA Course
With a bachelor’s degree in New Technology and a master’s course in Digital Exhibition, Elisa has the perfect background to work as a designer in the cultural field. Her love for film is reflected in her work. She is experienced in projection mappings, visualisations and film productions.
Nena Mulder, MA
From September 2019, Nena takes care of the daily communications of the studio. The growing studio and its projects deserve it to be seen and Nena ensures that happens in a professional way. Through, among other things, the website, social media and the newsletter, she will keep you informed of everything we do. With a fresh Masters degree in Cultural History, Nena’s knowledge fits seamlessly with our content-driven projects.