Contact

aloha@jeskedijkstra.com

+ 32 483 312 061
+ 31 6 42 13 77 69

One of my main fascinations in life is the relationship we human beings have with our (natural / soul) selves in this highly demanding environment we live in. And it seems like we are at a point where we really need to find a new life balance on many aspects!

How can we still connect to our ‘true’, core identity in this extreme commercialized world? Our perception of ourselves is highly dominated by media and advertisement that surround us all the time.   

My education journey always had its focus on the relationship between the media and our sense of self. First in my Master on Media & Ethics, later in my Bachelors in Graphic Design and Brand & Packaging Design, and currently during my Bachelor in Photography.

Being a woman, I could hardly identify with the way we have been displayed and objectified for the past few decades, maybe even centuries. And probably many men feel also very uncomfortable with this. I thank God, or Source, for that is finally changing, although there is still a lot of space for improvement.

I sincerely believe in a loving world, starting with the Love we have for ourselves and carry out in the connection with all life around us. This of course includes our relation we have with animals, water and all other parts of the tremendous wonders of nature! Naturally, these are the subjects I focus on within my work.

We can’t have enough love, beauty & strength on this planet, is my personal opinion.

All is One,
One Love!

resumé

education

2018 – present
Professional Bachelor Photography
LUCA school of arts // NARAFI, Brussels (B)

2021
Masterclass Design for Impact
LUCA school of arts, Ghent (B)

2017 – 2018
Postgraduate Brand & Packaging Design
LUCA school of arts, Ghent (B)

2014 – 2017
Professional Bachelor Graphic Design (cum laude)
LUCA school of arts, Ghent (B)

2013- 2014
Orientation Year
Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag (NL)

2009 – 2010
Preperatory Year
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)

1999 – 2004
Master Media & Ethics
Universiteit van Amsterdam (NL)

work

2009 – 2013
coordinator director’s department
Dutch Film academy, Amsterdam (NL)

2004 – 2009
freelance producer
(festivals, production companies – television / film / photography)

& lots & lots of hosting experience (concert halls, venues & events, restaurants, bars, …)

skills & hobbies

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Adobe LightRoom
  • Adobe Première
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • driver’s licence B
  • Mac & Windows
  • swimming
  • painting / drawing
  • travelling
  • cooking, wining & dining
  • reading
  • hiking
  • writing
  • & music!

languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German

main interests

  • media, ethics & identity
  • nature & the cosmos
  • masculinity, femininity & (religious // spiritual) beliefs