Curriculum vitae
Curriculum vitae

Donald Eric van Ruiten

Young architect, graphic and web designer raised in a small village in the Flemish Kempen but at home in any bustling city. Currently working as an architect for LOW architects in Antwerp—while also frequently doing other freelance assignments—and engaged in a postgraduate in Typography & Design at the Plantin Institute. 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. Past experience, among other, creating a corporate identity manual for Parcify, developing websites for various clients, as well as working as a junior architect at Maxwan architects & urbanists and as a graphic design assistant at MASA architects in Rotterdam. From large-scale and long-term design processes in architecture to short-term and rapid assignments typical to graphic and web 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)
Birth date & place
12 Oct 1990 in Breda, NL
Lange Nieuwstraat 17
B-2000 Antwerp
Phone number
+32 (0)4 89 17 85 08
2017 – present
Postgraduate Aggregate Program in Typography & Design at Plantin Institute, Antwerp, BE
2015 – 2017
Postgraduate Master of Science in Architecture & Urban Design at The Berlage—Delft University of Technology, NL
2012 – 2014
Master of Science in Architecture at University of Antwerp, BE
2008 – 2012
Bachelor of Science in Architecture at Artesis University College, BE
Professional experience
Jul 2017 – present
Freelance architect, graphic & web designer in Antwerp, BE
May 2017 – present
Architect at LOW architects, Antwerp, BE
Nov 2014 – Jul 2015
Junior architect 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
Aug – Sep 2018
‘The Commercial Center’ by Real Estate Architecture Summer School in Ghent, BE
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); Sketchup, V-Ray; 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