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{( L A B Ó R A T O I R E N O I R E )}

Graphic Design + Communications






Labóratoire Noire is a multi-disciplinary graphic design studio which specializes in graphic design,
editorial design, typography design, visual identity's and other conceptual more contemporary art and installations with a hint of fashion.

The Hilversum based studio is found/owned by Hajo van de Kuilen, a Dutch Graphic Designer, Typographic Designer and Visual Stilist.

Studied: BDes Graphic Design (with Honours) at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
and Graphic Design at GLU (Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht).
Knows: English, Dutch, German, Indonesian and Japanese. From: Jakarta, Indonesia.
Lives in: The Netherlands. Born: the 19th of April.



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WORK / Werk
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GRA01 / △ » GRAPHIC DESIGN

TYP02 / △ » TYPOGRAPHY

VD03 / △ » VISUAL DESIGN

PH04 / △ » PHOTOGRAPHY

IP05 / △ » ILLUSTRATIONS/PAINTINGS

ID06 / △ » INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

FA07 / △ » FASHION

FI08 / △ » FILM

AU09 / △ » AUDIO DESIGN


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CV / Curiculum Vitae
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EDUCATION / Opleidingen

1995 - 1999 College De Brink, Laren NH
MAVO Theoretische Variant + Grafische Techniek
Behaald: Diploma
+ Certificate: Technology/Graphical Workforms


1999 - 2003 Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht
Vormgeven, Niveau 4
MBO – voltijd
Behaald: Diploma
+ Certificate: Masterclass Communication


2005 - 2010 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
Bachelor Graphic Design, HBO – voltijd
Behaald: Diploma, Bachelor Of Graphic Design (with Honours)


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WORKED for:
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ID&T SENSATION (The Worlds Leading Dance Event), Poppodium Tagrijn Hilversum, Sarana Import Handicrafts, Scouting de Burcht Hilversum, Coral Sound & Music Productions, Asalsaya Stichting voor geadopteerde Indonesiërs, Summer Breeze Festival, HKU Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht/Pre-Editions intern Graphic Design Bureau faculteit Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving, HKU (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht) - Xpert CMKB, HKU (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht) COCI (Centrum van Ondernemersschap in de Creatieve Industrie), Utopia Treasures, Hilversum, Yvonne Poei-Yie Fashion Design and Contemporary Design, Atelier van GOG, Amsterdam.


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EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURES / Exposities en Lezingen:
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2009 – 2009 - Pecha Kucha presentaties
HKU, Xpert CMKB – Creative Xellerator Meeting, Utrecht, Participant/speaker

Museum van Speelklok tot Pierement, Utrecht i.s.m. DENQT – Participant/speaker



2009 - 2009 - AG Academie Galerie, Utrecht :
Exhibition: Fanclub (A tribute to various well and lesser known Dutch Graphic Designers) Exposant/participant

2010 – 2010 - Galerie Kunstliefde, Utrecht
Deelnemer expositie: Nieuwe Liefde (expositie gewijd
aan gevestigde namen en jong
Grafisch ontwerp talent uit Utrecht)
From: 09/01/2010 - 31/01/2010



COURSES / Cursussen:
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2009 – heden - Rosetta Stone Home Learning
Language Course: Japanese.



DESIGN SKILLS / Ontwerpvaardigheden:
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- Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe InDesign CS, (Expert) Quark Xpress (Adequate) Final Cut Pro (Adequate) Microsoft Office Suite (Exellent)


LANGUAGES / Talen:
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- Dutch (mother language), English (fluent), German (adequate), Japanese (basics).


PERSONAL INTERESTS / Persoonlijke Interesses:
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Graphic Design, Photography, Music (Listening/Creating),
Architecture, Fashion, Industrial Design,
Japan, Traveling, Culture, Cooking,
Volunteering.


References upon request.





INFO / Contact:
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t. +31 (0) 612 - 150 487

e. h.vandekuilen@live.com

i. www.avantnoire.tumblr.com/


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> PH/01, Title: Fashion Editorial/ Free commission

Photography: Andrew Chin @ Andrew Chin Photography, Stylist: Hajo van de Kuilen @ Labóratoire Noire, Hair & Make-up Artist: Christel Man @ Oozaga Agency, Model: Aniek

GRA/01, Title: “PHOTO EXHIBITION: BAS KOSTERS X SAINT GERMAIN X SABRINA VAN DEN HEUVEL” /
We designed this invitation for the photo exhibition for: The Dutch fashion designer
Bas Kosters, shot by photographer Sabrina van den Heuvel, hosted by Saint Germain Creative Agency including a exclusive video documentary by Timothy Kok @ Saint Germain Creative Agency.

GRA/01, Title: “PHOTO EXHIBITION: BAS KOSTERS X SAINT GERMAIN X SABRINA VAN DEN HEUVEL” /

We designed this invitation for the photo exhibition for: The Dutch fashion designer

Bas Kosters, shot by photographer Sabrina van den Heuvel, hosted by Saint Germain Creative Agency including a exclusive video documentary by Timothy Kok @ Saint Germain Creative Agency.

GRA/01, Title: YVONNE POEI-YIE GRADUATION COLLECTION, 2012:

"WE DANCE LIKE LITTLE MARY’S SWAYING TO THE SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION” /

We curated and designed this small pop-up exhibition which was located in the Amsterdam based contemporary department store: OPTIONS, for the freshly graduated and talented winner of “De Lichting 2012” (by G-Star) fashion designer Yvonne Poei-Yie.

GRA/01, Title: “SAINT GERMAIN POP-UP CAFÉ” /
We designed this Online flyer for Saint Germain Creative Agency’s,
temporary POP-UP Café during AFW (Amsterdam Fashion Week).

GRA/01, Title: “SAINT GERMAIN POP-UP CAFÉ” /

We designed this Online flyer for Saint Germain Creative Agency’s,

temporary POP-UP Café during AFW (Amsterdam Fashion Week).

GRA/01, Title: “ANNIVERSARY” /
We designed this A5 flyer (210mm x 148mm) for HOOP DOOP MAGAZINE X Saint Germain Creative Agency,
1st Year Anniversary, and Exhibition of a fashion editorial shot by photographer Sabrina van den Heuvel, the models are wearing: Iris van Herpen, Ilja Visser, Jivika Biervliet, Janboelo and ByBorre.

GRA/01, Title: “ANNIVERSARY” /

We designed this A5 flyer (210mm x 148mm) for HOOP DOOP MAGAZINE X Saint Germain Creative Agency,

1st Year Anniversary, and Exhibition of a fashion editorial shot by photographer Sabrina van den Heuvel, the models are wearing: Iris van Herpen, Ilja Visser, Jivika Biervliet, Janboelo and ByBorre.

GRA/01, Title: “SALE” /

We designed this A5 flyer (210mm x 148mm) for Saint Germain Creative Agency.