BART VAN LIESHOUT

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designer

I am a professional designer. It is my job to solve problems and design solutions that are aesthetic and clear in both form and function.

Unlocking 42 million cultural items

Creating a fact-based design for Europeana. The organisation that digitally unlocks all the cultural heritage in the EU.

Philips.com

Interaction design on a grand scale: designing navigation and the page components that form the Philips consumer website in over 60 countries.

Amsterdam University

Designing an information architecture and main navigation for the personal portals of students, tutors and staff.

XS4ALL redesign

A redesign from scratch. Rethinking everything from the basic site structure and information architecture down to the very last graphic detail and transition speed. All agile.

Philips personal health programs

Working on new services and products is always exciting. Especially when they are created by a multinational that is refocussing on personal care.

Telfort consumer website

Information architecture, high-level page designs and interaction design principles for Telfort’s consumer website.

A collection of portfolio’s

Portfolio’s are interesting time-stamps from a creative career. I rounded up the portfolio’s I created through the years and published them here.

Seven posters

Between 2010 and 2013 I designed a range of concert poster for the Delft baroque chamber music society ‘choir’.

Imagination as a career

I like to envision things that do not yet exist. Shape fantasy into actual ideas, concepts and plans for other people to see, use and desire. I made a career out of it.

Digital design

Designing digital products is all about the user. Make things super simple and easy to understand. So that users can reach their goals.

A designer’s brain

Creative designers are expected to come up with stuff. But how does that actually work?

tenor

I sing classical music as a tenor soloist. Some of the works I performed in recent years are:

  • Requiem, Mozart
  • st. John Passion (evangelist), J.S. Bach
  • st. Matthew Passion (evangelist), J.S. Bach
  • Mass in B minor, J.S. Bach

Boy soprano

I started singing as a boy and my first solo performance was Britten’s Saint Nicolas. In my teens I sang the opera Noah’s Flood from Britten and performed the role of Tony in Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Oratoria, Opera and Lieder

As a student I sang various solo’s in oratoria from Bach, Poulenc, Barber, Stravinsky, Janáček and others. I performed recitals of opera aria’s and duets as well as romantic songs from Schubert’s Winterreise and Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Gustav Mahler.
In 2006 I toured Hungary as bariton soloist with Duruflé’s Requiem and in 2011 I performed the tenor solo during high mass in the Stephansdom in Vienna with the Residentie Bach choir from Den Haag.

My teachers

I received training from Hans van Heiningen and Maria Acda and took master classes from Nienke Oostenrijk and Werner van Mechelen. For the part of the evangelist in Bach’s Passions I was coached by Nico van der Meel.

system thinker

I think in systems and I design from ratio’s, rules and facts. And being a system thinker makes you wonder about ‘the system’ sometimes. A few years ago I wrote some articles about possible changes to our systems.

Technology caught up with some of them, but they might still provide some pleasant reading.

Software per hour

If I need to use software for a couple of minutes per month, I have to buy it. Or pay a monthly subscription that insults my intelligence. I want a different model.

A card from the future

Some science fiction products need no futuristic technology and should be implemented immdiately. Like the “multipass” from “The Fifth Element”.

Framing Jesus

Sometimes it is necessary to alter the perspective on a classic master. To bring focus to the magnificent details created centuries ago by a great man.

Plan your death

We could take more control over the moment our life ends. Is death-planning an option?

Poster design

Every concert needs an audience to make the next program financially possible.

My future phone

Will it still be a candy-bar with a touch screen, or could it look entirely different? And strikingly familiar at the same time perhaps.

James – your automated digital consumer assistant

I like to spend less, but I don’t like to compare and chance suppliers for everything every year. I’d rather have James do it for me.

The dog shit solution

Maybe with a little modern technology the dog shit problem can be solved rather easily.

Autonomous driving in 2018

Traffic jams are mostly the result of the behaviour of drivers. Time to sack the human drivers. Gently but fast.

Little China

Products are shipped all over the globe to make use of cheap labor. But why not produce the goods where they’re needed. Cheaply of course.

Democracy 2.0

In a democracy you rarely get what you want. You are ruled by compromise or parties you didn’t vote for. Time for a new democratic system.

Single Digital Identity

Managing passwords and accounts is cumbersome and a waste of time. There must be better solutions.

Starting your own country

Discretely owning a low profile country without any inhabitants could actually be a very profitable business.

ePod

When you drive six kids to school, the Epod will probably not be your vehicle of choice. But getting to the office could be so much more fun!

Interlink – a commuters network

Harvest professional comments, sharpen your views and improve your skills while you travel.

Den Haag Crossroads train station

The Dutch Residence has an awkward positioning of train stations. A new station in the right place can solve all public transport irritations in one single gesture.