I like to turn things upside down, to watch an idea and situations from another perspective.

Crooked Creative Company is Bas Schipper. Bas has a curious creative mind. His fine antenna for what’s going on in the world is never off. He browses through heaps of magazines and newspapers, both in print and online, follows contemporary film better than most critics, knows every great album that has been recorded since the 1960s, reads books not only for the content but even more so for the graphic design, travels to cities to get lost in the streets and is a complete maniac on his skateboard. Bas loves Amsterdam, where he lives with his 7 guitars.



1990 – 1995
School of Arts (HKU), Utrecht
Graphic Design
Internships: Fabrique, Delft and
Caulfield & Tensing, Amsterdam

1988 – 1990
Hogeschool Holland, Amsterdam
Mathematics & Arts Teacher Education

1980 – 1986
Haarlemermeer Lyceum, Hoofddorp


Adobe CC
100% (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effetcs)

100% (UI design, design systems, nested symbols)

95% (Prototyping)

Anima app
90% (Prototyping, html)

85% (Template system)

work experience

2003 – now
Crooked, Amsterdam
Freelance Art Director, UI/UX Designer, Digital & Graphic Designer, Conceptual Thinker
Nike, Danone, Nutricia, Poki, Amnesty International, KLM, De Groene Amsterdammer, ITA, Gemeente Amsterdam West, Trouw, Heineken, Tele 2, Gemeente Bloemendaal, Gapstars, Hashicorp, 72andSunny, Boomerang Media, Het Concertgebouw, MTV Networks, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, VDNK Consultancy, OWise, FinSave, Fifteen

2010 – 2017
G2K Designers, Amsterdam
Senior Designer & Art director
KLM, D66, Brunel, Maven Publishing, Aegon, Union, City of Amsterdam, Nieuwbouw Houthaven Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, VMI Group, Manes Design

2009 – 2010
Marcel Wanders studio, Amsterdam
Graphic Designer & Art Director
Responsible for all communication; catalogs, brochures, corporate identity and website

2006 – 2009
Being There, Amsterdam
Graphic Designer & Art Director
Albert Heijn, KPN, ABN AMRO, Max Havelaar, Van Gils, CZ, Whole Earth, Lancyr, Unilever: Calvé, Blue Band, Croma, Hertog

2005 – 2006
Lowe World Wide, Amsterdam
Graphic Designer & Art Director
KPN, Planet Internet, Het Net, Plus Supermarkets, PwC, Coca Cola, Delta Lloyd, Unilever: Calvé, Rexona, Blue Band, Glorix

2002 – 2003
Gummo, Amsterdam
Founder/Owner & Creative Director
Sandd, Wolters-Kluwer, Ricoh Astronauts, Kluwer, Cheesers, Bakker, Stichting Z

2000 – 2002
FullSIX, Amsterdam
Creative Director
Dell, Sissy-Boy Homeland, Wolters-Kluwer, Vodafone

1995 – 2000
Schipper & de Boer, Amsterdam
Founder/Owner & Art Director
NTG, Strictly Magazine, Aloha Magazine, Paradiso, PvdA, Boomerang Media, Torch Magazine, Future Magazine, Cultuurfabriek

1989 – now
Various bands, Amsterdam

1988 – 1995
Get Records, Amsterdam

Corporate Branding
Art Direction
Graphic Design

UX & UI Design
Visual Design
Corporate Websites
Web Apps
iOS / Android Apps
Wordpress design
presentation design (google slides, powerpoint, keynote)

Adobe CC

© Crooked Creative Company 
Amsterdam, NL.