aboutfounder faq magazine

In the real world my name is Jaap Biemans (here my website), addicted mag fan and live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Besides championing creative mag covers i work as art director for Volkskrant Magazine.
I graduated in '98 at Academy of Art and Design St. Joost, Breda and worked for several magazines like Volkskrant Magazine, Hollands Diep magazine, Hard Gras magazine, Intermediair magazine and Nieuwe Revu.

Here my website.

Designing covers is the acest thing to do. It's an intuitive way of thinking, a way of observing and questioning the subject. Choosing to avoid or emphasize preconceptions. For me creativity is king and perfect for magazines to stand out from the rest.Here some good ones i designed myself:

- 2016 Choosen as Art-Director of the Year by Mercurs, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

- 2016 Winner Silver Medal SPD 51 for BEST ILLUSTRATED COVER, New York, USA

- 2016 Winning two ADCN awards: ARTDIRECTION & GRAPHIC DESIGN, Amsterdam

- 2015 Medal winner SPD 50 for BEST NEWS COVER of the year, New York, USA

- 2015 Medal finalist SPD 50 for BEST DESIGNED COVER of the year, New York, USA

- 2014 winning D&AD award (London) for 2013 cover designs Volkskrant Magazine

- 2014 Merit Award SPD 49 cover Volkskrant Magazine

- 2014 Prix De C'Oeuvre Award for two year cover designs Volkskrant Magazine

- 2013 Merit Award SPD48 cover Volkskrant Magazine

- 2013 Merit Award SPD48 cover Volkskrant Magazine

- 2012 Medal winner SPD 47 for DESIGN ENTIRE ISSUE of COVERJUNKIE MAGAZINE

- 2012 Prix De C'Oeuvre Award for complete catalog cover designs Intermediair

- 2011 Vrij Nederland wins Mercur Award for BEST COVER OF THE YEAR

- 2010 Intermediair magazine wins BEST COVER OF THE YEAR OVERALL categorie

- 2009 Intermediair magazine wins BEST COVER BIZZ categorie

- 2008 Intermediair magazine wins BEST COVER BIZZ categorie





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The benefits of being a Coverjunkie

Receiving a newsletter with the top 10 of best cover designs around is pretty ace. But having your own account also means you can pack your MyCoverjunkie page with the covers you like, admire or wanna remember. Plus you own a sweet url: coverjunkie.com/yourname.