BNO events

YA Hello! #2: 'Coming out'

  • 28 feb. 2019
    16:00 - 18:00
  • Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
    Museumpark 25 , 3000 AE
  • YA

‘YA Hello’ is a series of meetings across the Netherlands organized by the next generation designers, for the next generation of designers. These meetings will be organized before BNO regio meetings throughout the Netherlands. Together we discuss the ins and outs of finally being a design professional and learn from leading persons or companies from the creative industry.

#2 'Coming out'

Who am I as a designer? What are my future goals as a designer? How can I get there? Anoek Hagenaar (International PR & Business Development at Dutch Design Foundation) will tell you everything on how to define and achieve these subjects. This last Dutch Design Week she was a speaker on our panel about publishing, now she’s back by popular demand.

This will all be in collaboration with Baars & Bloemhoff (thé material specialist for designers) The Baars & Bloemhoff presentation will be followed with a D.I.Y workshop regarding the subjects mentioned above.

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YA Expo 2018 at Club C, Dutch Design Week

What's the plan?

  • 16h00 - Doors open

  • 16h10 - Introduction of YA

  • 16h15 - Talk by Anoek Hagenaar (International PR & Business Development at Dutch Design Foundation)

  • 16h45 - Talk & showcase Baars & Bloemhoff  (the material specialist for designers)

  • 17h15 - Workshop: who am I as a designer? What are my future goals as a designer? How to get there? 

  • 17h50 - Q&A


Please note that there are limited tickets available.


Have diner with us after ‘YA Hello!’ at Het Nieuwe Café (located in Het Nieuwe Instituut). They offer a light vegetarian meal (18h00, 7,70 euro).

At 20h00 you are also welcome to join us for BNO IMG LAB 'Design duo's', an inspiring event with guest speakers guest speakers Van Santen & Bolleurs, Snijder&CO, Leendert Masselink & Ingrid Bockting en Peter van Dongen & Teun Berserik.

What is YA?

YA stands for Young Alumni. It represents the movement of young design alumni in the Netherlands.

Each year hundreds of designers graduate at Dutch design schools. They all can't wait to kickstart their career. But pretty much all of them have in common that they have no experience with the social and business sides of the design field. BNO takes the leap together with these designers to guide them through the first years after graduating. YA! offers information, knowledge, skills, a network and a stage so that they can develop themselves into a true professional.

Are you a young design professional? Feel free to join!

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