2012 – current : Haarlem/Amsterdam
Activities: Senior design / illustration (web & print).
Info/graphic design, illustrations, animations, websites, (serious) games, magazines, posters, brochures and more.
Agencies/clients: IJsfontein, Matte, Teva.
2005 – 2011 : London, UK
Activities: Senior design / illustration (web).
Websites, ad campaigns, Flash animations, illustrations.
Agencies worked at (freelance): JWT, AKQA, Ogilvy, Digitas, Poke, Agency Republic, Leo Burnett, Dare, Glue, Saint, Seven, Conran, BSkyB, iris, Euro RSCG, Wunderman.
Clients include: BBC, Sky, ITV, Capital FM, Vodafone, Nokia, Sony, Ford, Mazda, Nissan, TFL, L’Oréal, HSBC, Xbox, Lloyds TSB, Shell, Audi, Nike.
1999 – 2004 : Amsterdam
Teaching/tutoring: Web design & WordPress, Physics & maths; drawing lessons.
VWO (pre university education): Maerlant Lyceum The Hague (diploma 1990)
Physics (2 years); University of Technology Eindhoven
Psychology (1 year); University of Amsterdam
Fine art & design (1 year); Rietveld Academy Amsterdam
Web design, writing (short stories), philosophy, Spanish, Hebrew
Design – Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash/Animate, InDesign, Dreamweaver (Adobe CC): excellent
Web – WordPress: good; HTML(5)/CSS/JS/PHP: working knowledge
English & Dutch: fluent
German, French, Spanish: basic conversation
Academic; artistic; writing; empathetic.
On being human:
Music, film, art & design, literature, comics & graphic novels, philosophy, psychology, science, history, anthropology, languages, religions/spirituality, travel.
See Tonic for the Bones (my other website) for more.
What others say about me
In the very modesty and honesty of his drawing and writing Enker brings a real conviction to get across this extraordinary, life-changing, life-renewing event, to us and to himself.
(from Paul’s 2008 review of In Transition, my 7/7 London bombings experience book)
David is a great artist/designer. He has some awesome illustration-skills. He made illustrations and animations for a game at IJsfontein which I had to program. He’s got a very kind spirit and is quick and responsive. I highly recommend him.
David worked to tight (possibly crazy) deadlines and deliver what we needed perfectly to brief. Would use him again, definitely.
We got to know David as a sympathetic, empathetic colleague when he worked with us on websites, newsletters, DTP work and on beautiful visuals and illustrations.