Curriculum vitae
Curriculum vitae

Donald Eric van Ruiten

Young architect, urban and graphic designer raised in a small village in the Flemish Kempen but at home in any bustling city. Recent graduate of The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design at the Delft University of Technology, with a prior education from the University of Antwerp. Professional experience, among other, as a junior architect at Maxwan architects & urbanists in Rotterdam, working on various international projects, as a graphic design assistant at MASA architects, contributing to the design of a new corporate identity, and as a freelance designer generally creating and developing print and online identities. From large-scale and long-term design processes in architecture to short-term and rapid assignments typical to graphic design is moved back and forth effortlessly with a belief that being skilled along a wide range of design tasks is necessary and fruitful for the continuation and improvement of creative intelligence.

Personal information
Architect & urban designer (M.Sc)
Dutch Architects’ Register
Birth date & place
12 Oct 1990 in Breda, NL
Phone number
+32 (0)4 89 17 85 08
2015 – 2017
Postgraduate Master of Science in Architecture & Urban Design at The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design—Delft University of Technology, NL
2012 – 2014
Master of Science in Architecture at University of Antwerp, BE
2018 – 2012
Bachelor of Science in Architecture at Artesis University College, BE
Professional experience
Jan 2015 – present
Freelance architect, urban & graphic designer at
Nov 2014 – Jul 2015
Junior architect (intern until April 2015) at Maxwan architects & urbanists, Rotterdam, NL
Mar – Jul 2015
Graphic design assistant at MASA architects, Rotterdam, NL
Jun – Jul 2013
Architectural intern at LLOX architects, Wilrijk, Antwerp, BE
Feb 2017
The Claim for a Good Life by The Berlage & TU Delft, NL
May 2016
Lexicon №1: On the Role of the Architect by The Berlage & TU Delft, NL
Events, exhibitions & workshops
Jan – Feb 2017
The Claim for a Good Life public presentation and exhibition of thesis projects at TU Delft, NL
Apr 2016
Theory Masterclass ‘With the Masses’ by Reinier de Graaf, OMA, and The Berlage, NL
Dec 2015
‘Lavoro, Guadagno, Pago, Pretendo’ (‘I Work, I Earn, I Pay, I Expect’) Milan fieldtrip exhibition at TU Delft, NL
Nov 2015
Design Masterclass ‘The Multiple’ by Natalie De Vries, MVRDV, and The Berlage, NL
May 2014
Exhibition of architectural works at 13b #3 creative platform, Ghent, BE
Feb 2014
‘L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux’ by Hélène Aerts as part of the Ant-werp Design Seminars & Lectures, BE
Feb 2013
‘The making of nothing’ by Christian Frölich as part of the Antwerp Design Seminars & Lectures, BE
Knowledge & skills
Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit, 3Ds Max (basic); Rhino (basic); Sketchup; hand-sketching, model-making, photography, writing
Graphic, video & web
Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, After Effects; HTML, CSS, JQ, WordPress; web, print & identity design; animation, audio & video recording
Text & numbers
Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Belgian driving license B
Language proficiency
mother tongue
full prof. working proficiency
elementary proficiency
elementary proficiency