Welcome fellow explorer
Kantonie is a digital explorer from the Netherlands. Through experimentation and curiosity, I explore what digital innovation means for the design landscape and its future. All this through playful learning and research by design.
Immerse yourself in the design playground of Kantonie:
Here you will find several projects I have worked on. A variety of experiments, NFTs, 3D art and AI generated art. Enjoy!
What the Kantonie?
I am often asked what is Kantonie? Who is Kantonie? Why Kantonie? Is Kantonie a fabrication? Here are a few answers to give some clarity.
What does Kantonie mean?
As a little boy, I was always drawing and dreaming, with in the back of my mind "I am going to be a graphic designer". A few years later and with a bit more hair, I went to the art academy in Utrecht, the HKU. Here, people often said that the concepts I came up with couldn't be done (Kantonie in Dutch). And I always thought, of course it can be done!
What is the purpose of Kantonie?
A digital explorer on a mission to become a nerd by research through design. With this, I hope to inspire others to become digital explorers too. With Kantonie I share these insights, knowledge and skills. So that you can start your adventure too.
Can I also become a Kantonie?
Of course you can! As long as you keep discovering and learning. As long as you make sure you have fun in the process and in what you do. As long as you dare to fail and start again. As long as you drink a lot of coffee and let your beard grow (optional). As long as you remember to go from 'I can't' to 'Sure I can'! Enjoy.
Insights, knowledge and skills
A collection of insights, knowledge and skills around technology and innovation. A report of various discoveries I have made and will make. In doing so, I hope to provide you, the reader, with inspiration and tools to become a digital explorer yourself.