based: Paris, France
artist bio: Ward Goes is a graphic designer and visual researcher based in between Paris and Amsterdam. He works on graphic design commissions while also developing independent work in printed and three-dimensional media.
Drawing from his training in media design and cultural anthropology Ward looks at design and typography as part of public debate, visual culture and public space. He is specifically interested in the field of journalism and the aesthetics of urgency omnipresent in modern day news reporting. However graphic design serves as the basis of all his projects he works in different media; among which books, posters, websites, visual identities, typography, objects, digital and physical installations, furniture, rugs as well as virtual reality experiences.
Ward first obtained a bachelor diploma (Bachelor of Arts) in media design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in December 2013. He subsequently completed a master program (Master of Science) in cultural anthropology at the University of Utrecht in August 2016. After gaining work experience as an intern at Studio Dumbar (Rotterdam, NL) and Base Design (Brussels, BE) over the course of 2013, he works independently since 2014 while tutoring at the Design Academy Eindhoven since 2016. In different capacities Ward has worked with organisations and companies such as the Technical University of Eindhoven, MU Artspace, Studio’s Müller van Tol, Design Academy Eindhoven, Effenaar, Kaan Architects, Onomatopee, Club90, Volkshotel Amsterdam and Chanel.
Ward is currently obsessed with: Lines.
Residencies & Grants:
08 - 2019 > 10 - 2020 Talent Development Grant of the Creative Industries Fund NL.
06 - 2019 Development Grant of Stichting Stokroos for research project Immersive Journalism (collaborative project with Jim Brady).
05 - 2019 > 10 - 2019 Digital Cultures Grant of the Creative Industries Fund NL for research project Immersive Journalism (collaborative project with Jim Brady).
03 - 2019 > 11-2019 Immersive Journalism @ TU/e Innovation Space (collaborative residency with Jim Brady), Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
06 - 2018 The Spring Thing @ Arc Artist Residence (group residency), Romain Môtier, Switzerland.
01 - 2018 Re-invent the Party @ Arc Artist residence (group residency), Romain Môtier, Switzerland.
05 - 2017 In and Out of Europe @ Arc Artist residence (individual residency), Romain Môtier, Switzerland.
10-2016 Keep an Eye Design Talent Award (Nomination), Keep an Eye Foundation.
10 - 2020 Platform Talent of the Creative Industries Fund NL, at MU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
06 - 2020 Post - The Poster at Onomatopee Projects. Research project Selling Nothing.
10 - 2019 Manifestations at Dutch Design Week 2019. Research project Immersive Journalism; A Design Perspective.
02 - 2016 Domestic Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Research project News for Eternity Pt 1. Doha, Qatar.
02-2015 Domestic Affairs at Passagen 2015. Research projects News for Eternity Pt. 1 and The Spectacular Times. Cologne, Germany.
10-2014 Graduation Show at Design Academy Eindhoven. Research projects News for Eternity Pt. 2 and The Spectacular Times. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
10-2014 Sense Nonsense at vanAbbemuseum. Research project News for Eternity Pt.1. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
04-2014 Self Unself at Salone del Mobile. Research projects News for Eternity Pt. 2 and The Spectacular Times. Milano, Italy.
12-2013 Arte-Utíl at vanAbbemuseum. Research project News for Eternity Pt. 1. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
01-2011 Focus on Crafts at Design Huis. Crafts and Community, Empowerment through the Act of Making. Eindhoven, The Netherlands