Who is she

willemien den oudsten

  • Willemien is a designer with 25 years of experience
  • Originally a lawyer
  • Assiociate prof at the American University in Cairo
willemien den oudsten

Willemien den Oudsten (1955) graduated as a lawyer with specialism in urban development law and intellectual property law at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

She changed her career to graphic designer & design consultant.

With her Dutch Design Company and her 25 years of experience in books & branding. She focusses on creating cinemagraphs nowadays. She is also engaged in ‘green design’.

• Different sustainable design- and product strategies such as Fair- Social & Nature inspired Design
• Trends and opportunities working with eco-effective materials
• Printing with non-toxic inks

Her clients in the Netherlands & Egypt are in the field of culture & art, sustainable, renewable, eco, green, urban development, solar energy, community building, waste management. She uses materials, from very rough and natural resources like mud, to very industrial techniques like laser-cutting.

She is Founding Director of Design With Nature, building a community center in Tunis, Fayoum, Egypt.
A ‘green bridge’ between traditional Nubian construction techniques and modern energy efficieny, to keep the building naturally cool in summer and warm in winter.

  • Her strength is cinemagraphs, special design projects such as books and visual identities
  • She creates websites in WordPress and takes care of the complete project from design, text, to updating, hosting and maintaining
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