Tjerk Woudsma


Tjerk Woudsma teaches Coding to bachelor Graphic Design students at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

Tjerk Woudsma (1992, Arnhem, The Netherlands) studied Art & Crossmedia Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Enschede and followed courses in Interaction Design at both HKU University of the Arts in Hilversum and ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem.

Woudsma’s work explores the realm of computational design. He works as a creative developer at Moniker and as autonomous digital artist and designer. In his practice, Woudsma tries to unravel and capture aspects of nature though its mathematical properties using computer programming, and visualises this mostly through digital two-dimensional audiovisual work.

He takes inspiration from topics such as algorithmic botany, sound harmonics and computational irreducibility. One can often be amazed how seemingly simple rules can result in unfathomably complex structures and patterns, and how similar rules can be used as a design methodology.