I love to use design to make complex matter easy to understand and inspiring. For instance by guiding the digital translation of a brands visual identity, drawing infographics or creating fresh, bold and efficient page lay-outs. 



Sharon van der Hagen
Grafisch Ontwerp & Illustratie

KVK: 52469026  /  BTW: NL158900315B01



Professional Experience


2020 − present
Visual Designer — Fairphone, sustainable smartphones
Brand development and digital/print/packaging design for the world’s first ethical, modular smartphone.

2011 − present
Freelance Digital Designer & Illustrator
Digital product designer specialized in visual design, branding and digital style guides. Illustrator for magazines, books and websites.

2016 − 2018
Digital Art-Director — KLM, airline
Worked on a joint KLM / Air France website in project teams with Interaction Designers and Front-Enders. We used the basics of Google Material to create a live, component based style guide for the two brands. Next to this I developed the digital KLM brand (iconography, illustrations, typography), did Art-Direction for digital KLM products/campaigns and helped our UX team expanding.

2014 − 2016
Visual Designer — TMG, publisher
Redesigned the Telegraaf Android App and Dumpert apps. Created a responsive design for Telegraaf.nl and Telesport.nl. On all projects I collaborated with interaction designers and developers.

2012 − 2014
Visual Designer — Hike One, interaction design agency
Designed apps and responsive websites. In multi disciplinary teams at the customers location or within the agency. On all projects I collaborated with interaction designers and developers. Clients I’ve worked for: RTL Nieuws, KPN, Ebay, Sanoma, Ziggo, Telfort

2008 – 2012
Graphic Designer & Illustrator — Gijrath Media Groep, publisher
Art-director GREEN.2 magazine, editorial designer and illustrator for several public magazines.

2006 − 2008
Packaging Designer — Brandnew Design, design agency
Designed packaging for retail brands.




2002 – 2006
Graphic Design at art academy AKV/St. Joost, Breda

1997 – 2002
HAVO ( profile: Culture and Society + Philosophy) at Philips van Horne, Weert



Projectgroup platforum 7
Design and implementation of academy book and graduation catalogue AKV/St. Joost 06/07

Brands I’ve worked for

Albert Heijn, Cêlavíta, Etos, Silvo, Salentein, Sultana, Bavaria, Orangina

JFK, Jackie, GREEN.2, Miljonair, Watch Report, Tempus, Gentlemens Watch

FOAM, Avant Garde, JFK, Miljonair, Jackie, Winelife, Zorgtotaal, Woonfonds, ANWB, Metro, HEMA, Womans Health, The Color, Models at Work,

RTL, Ziggo, KPN, KLM, De Telegraaf, Ebay, Ouders van nu, Dumpert, Maters & Hermsen, Doctr, Parties in Crime


Digital products: Sketch
Illustration: Photoshop
Print: InDesign
Identities: Illustrator



2008 | KOP building Breda: Exposition Life or Death – a poster series
2006 | EDHV Eindhoven: Dutch design week – Project Etropolis
2006 | AKV/St. Joost Breda: Graduation exposition
2005 | Fachhochschule Mainz: Exposition Shopi 2 – Ich will kaufen
2004 | Parsons New York: Exposition Random Structures
2003 | Library Breda: Poem campaign Gedicht Geopend


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