Joeke van der Veen (1994, The Netherlands) writes and teaches about connection and creativity, and designs products for youth, students and professionals.
After her bachelor Lifestyle & Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, Joeke started her career at the makerspace: a collaborative workspace where everybody is welcome to work with creative technologies. Both in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, as well as in San Fransisco and Shanghai, she shared her knowledge with the maker movement. This is where her creative projects for children were founded: Meekit and Connect & Create.
During her master Media, Art, Design & Technology at the Frank Mohr Institute Groningen, Joeke developed her vision on connection and creativity further, and on how the connection with yourself, the other and the world around you enables you to shape the world in- and outside yourself. Joeke is committed to make this vision available for all layers of society, by writing about it, teaching and designing products.