Tamara van Suylekom

Graphic Designer

Rotterdam, Netherlands
I am a Graphic Designer with over 20 years of experience based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I love designing for print, but I also can design for screens. I am a visually oriented concept thinker with a large field of interest to other disciplines. Main focus on editorial, visual identity and cultural projects. In the last few years I have been focussing more on the projectmanagement aspect within these fields.
Currently I am available for freelance jobs.

Work Experience

TradeMark Design


7 loop Zevenhoven / Agenschap NL / Amnesty International NL / Boober / Das Ding / De Lege Ruimte / Dutch Modular Fest / Eendrachtfestival / Estadia / Falafular Modules / Festival Downtown / Geruis / GinkoSynthese / IFFR / Irene Siekman / Marco Martens / Noodlebar / Picnic Island / Poeziebus / Route du Nord / Rozaline Rodrigues / SKVR / Stichting De Nieuwe Lichting / SuperBuddy / Urban Unit / Valstar Simonis / World Press Photo Rotterdam / World Press Photo Zierikzee
2007 - Present Netherlands

Stichting Dutch Modular Fest

Freelance Graphic Designer / Projectmanagement
Dutch Modular Fest

Communication work as contact person for press, artists. Maintaining website and social media. Creating content for the posts on social media and website. Designer of the website, social media posts, flyers / posters, stickers, program booklet. Responsible for planning, budget and funding. Managing the different employees within the organization.
2016 - 2018 The Hague, Netherlands

Stichting De Nieuwe Lichting

Freelance Event Producer Eendracht Festival, A Festival Downtown

Creating schedules, volunteers and deadline management, maintaining contact with the press, programming partners, locations where the festival was held and artists, updating social media channels and applying for licenses etc.
January 2017 - December 2017 Netherlands

Route Du Nord

Head of PR, webdesigner

As communications officer I was responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the website (Wordpress) and newsletters (mailchimp). In addition I was also responsible for the social media channels. I also maintained contact with the press and the participating artists and I gathered the content for the website and social media channels. I was also a co curator for the festival.
2009 - 2017 Netherlands


PR / Graphic Designer

Graphic design for the flyers and posters, development and maintenance of the website (Wordpress), applying for grants, creating content for social media, creating press releases and newsletters (mailchimp) and maintaining  contact with the press.
October 2014 - July 2016 Netherlands

Valstar Simonis

Graphic Designer

I was responsible for all visual communications.  Next to the development and maintenance of the main website and social media channels I was also gathering content in a team effort with other stakeholders for procurement, project booklets & leaflets and advertisements. I was also tasked with improving the interaction of the website and further development of the corporate identity and it’s translation into different office macros for the users within the company. This all came together in conjunction with the IT department. Project management development new website. Cooperation with the management and developers.
July 2007 - July 2016 Netherlands


Creative DTP

1998 - 2001 Netherlands


Willem De Kooning Academie

Communications and Multimedia Designs

2002 - 2004 Netherlands

Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam

Allround DTP

1996 - 2001 Rotterdam, Netherlands


Dutch (Native),
English (Fluent),


Adaptability, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe XD, Awareness, Communication Skills, Creativity, Decision Making, Graphic Design, Keynote , Organisational, Pages, Planning, Powerpoint, Social Media, Time Management, WordPress,