Matthijs Kok is a multidisciplinary designer, photographer and creative based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Product Design at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in 2015. With a functional and minimalist approach, Matthijs his designs comprise modern and soft, minimalist shapes with a welcoming expression. In his design work he focuses on experimenting with material possibilities and production techniques, exploring the thin line between contemporary art and design: sculptural, yet functional.
He started to work for 3D Systems in 2013 as a Product Designer and 3D modeler, translating the possibilities and innovations of 3D printing into design for consumer products and interior accessories. From 2016 until 2019 he was working as the Head of Design for Freshfiber, a premium lifestyle brand bringing state of the art technologies such as 3D printing to stores worldwide. Here, he developed consumer products such as wearables, accessories and lighting, creating pieces that cross the line between sculpture and industrial design. Since 2019 he is working as a designer and photographer for WIJCK: Combining his passion for design and traveling, where he creates city-minded products with a link to the world’s most famous and iconic cities.
As well as being a designer, Matthijs is a passionate photographer. Having traveled to over 50 countries, he documents his journeys around the world through the lens of his camera. With a career background in industrial design, a big passion for architecture and a strong desire to travel, Matthijs Kok’s photography work beautifully reflects his eye for detail and his calm and collected approach to photography. His work is renowned for his unique style that exudes minimalism, soft light and muted, tonal color palettes, while preserving an abstract aesthetic. His photography work has been published in many inflight magazines worldwide.
As well being a designer, Matthijs likes to curate and photograph products and share them on Pinterest. He has a following of 30.000+ people. He’s worked on promotional photography projects for many brands, including VERK Watches, Nuura Lighting, Cloudnola Clocks, Freshfiber, Horizn Studios, WXY Candles, Memobottle, Kapten & Son Watches, Faune Magazine, THIS ORIENT’ Magazine and Our Theory Of Watches. If you’re interested in working with Matthijs, get in touch.