Meer van Mir means More of Mir(ijam) in Dutch.
Mirijam is spelled quite difficult, even for Dutch standards, so it didn’t seem wise to use that in the name of my website. (Dutch is the language of the Netherlands, a tiny country in Europe, yes the one with windmills, wooden shoes, and cheese). But in the last years my design and life have brought me to many other places in the world, and in other languages Meer van Mir isn’t getting any easier to spell. The meaning though, ‘more to see of me’, is still valid and as I tend to be a bit nostalgic, I kept the name. It’s not so much about the words anyways since;
A picture is worth a thousand words!
I started my visual career in The Netherlands. My parents live on a boat and I grew up travelling between The Netherlands (my fathers origin), Germany (my mothers origin) and many other European countries as far as the canals and rivers went. I’ve started my life on that portable water home after which I studied Visual Design in Rotterdam (with a little detour in Textile Design in Luzern, Switzerland). Since traveling, and I guess also some water, is in my blood, I’m currently living in another water paradise: Okinawa, Japan. Here I’m learning traditional printing techniques and getting inspired by the most beautiful natural and living colors I’ve ever seen.
If you’d like to collaborate, but don’t live in one of the tiny places mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to contact me: online communication is an amazing tool these days.
May our waterways cross some day.
Ahoy, Mir ミリ
Illustration / Design at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Textile Design (exchange) at Art and Design (HGK), Luzern, Switzerland
Internship at Muurbloem Design studio, Utrecht, Netherlands