Renske Herder is a Dutch visual artist and designer born in Leeuwarden (1986). Originally Renske is graduated as MSc in Industrial Design Engineer at the University of Twente. In the years 2013/2014 she lived on the Caribbean island Bonaire and this place had the perfect conditions to make her start painting on a regular basis. Her style of painting back then was inspired by the tropical environment and the sunny surf life. Her paintings sold well but she felt the need to continue to improve and change her painting style and knowledge about art. Back in The Netherlands Renske started at the Art School of Leeuwarden to add a professional art education on top of the design degree. She currently also works in a traditional Dutch ceramics workshop where they still practice the Majolica technique as a ‘plate painter’.
Giant Bicycles: color & graphic designer | aug 2014 – aug 2016
Artist on Bonaire | march 2012 – december 2013
Freelance graphic designer | 2011-2012
Master of Science, Industrial Design Engineering, Design & Styling | 2008-2011
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design Engineering | 2004-2008
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