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Claudia Kool
24 April 1973, Rotterdam

address Mr. P.N. Arntzeniusweg 5 II
1098 GJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
phone +31 (0)6-30907679
email claudia@freshmatters.com


Fresh Matters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1999 - present
- Design for print and online media

LFTFLD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2005 - present
- Independent collective promoting Amsterdam cultural (night)life with a magazine, events (i.e. Bladenbal), exhibitions, and parties
- www.lftfld.com

KOOLBOOM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2012 - present
- art groupies & promoters
- www.koolboom.nl

Geekcorps, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia April - August 2003
- IT volunteer for Geekcorps
- Graphic design teacher at two Mongolian printing & design companies
- See the result of the teaching sessions: Interpress Design Documentation
- See also Geekhalla (site by the geeks)

The Floor (currently BNR.nl), Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2000
- Webdesigner
- Responsible for preparation of this business news website for launch in november 2000
- Link between Marketing Team, IT Department and journalists

DE LIJN - Urban Strategies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1997 - 1999
- Consultant in urban development & housing for local and regional authorities and private companies
- Responsible for organisation of projects & writing reports
- Assistant System Management

Mille Fiori Flowers & Events, New York City, USA 1996 - 1997
- Floral designer & creative thinker >> view example
- Responsible for style of the company - in floral design and printed & online material
- Mille Fiori is a high-end floral design studio in NY with clients such as Versace, Sex and the City, Oprah, Saturday Night Live, Vogue, Donnatella Versace and Conan O'Brien.


University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1991 - 1996
- Doctorandus in Urban Geography, Faculty of Environmental Sciences
- Equivalent of a US Masters Degree
- Courses in Social & Urban Geography
- Courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & SPSS

Cooper Square Committee, New York City, USA 1995 - 1996
- Internship at a neighborhood organization in Manhattan's Lower East Side
- Seven months position as a researcher to evaluate the Cooper Square MHA as a low-income housing project

Goese Lyceum, Goes, The Netherlands 1985 - 1991
- Athenaeum, VWO, graduated 1991
- Six year program in preparation for University


"Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association" 06.1996
- Evaluation of Cooper Square MHA in New York City
- Investigation of financial & social performance
- Including interviews with tenants, staff, & HPD officials

Origin of Students at the University of Amsterdam" 05.1994
- Translation & compilation of data into maps
- Commissioned by Department of Geographical Information Systems
- Published by University Board
- Project continues based on this initiative

"Social Segregation in Amsterdam" 09.1993
- Research on isolation & social position of residents in three low-income neighborhoods in Amsterdam, NL
- Including interviews with residents, public assistants and local government officials


Dutch, English, French, German, y poco Español

Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, PageMaker, InDesign, Flash, HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver and knowledge of scripting languages and Geographic Information Systems

photography, travel, biking