About

Mickey van Olst is a Dutch artist based in Berlin operating with a variety of media often involving experimentation through technology. His work is driven by a somewhat naive curiosity for electronics, programming and design paired with the need for communication through unlikely and unwieldy formats.

By placing a strong focus on conceptual thinking forged with a dynamic understanding of design and hands-on technical knowledge, Mickey works on interactive art installations, prototyping and computer generated visuals.

work
2017, alt ctrl + freelance, Berlin
2018-2019, Lacuna Lab, Berlin
2013-2017, onformative, Berlin
2010-2014, POPSURE, Amsterdam
2011-2012, Zesbaans, Amsterdam
2010-2013, vesper, Amsterdam
2008-2010, RedHook, Amsterdam

education
2013-2014, Interactive Art Director, Hyper Island, Stockholm
2009-2013, Bachelor of Art & Technology, Utrecht University of the Arts, Utrecht
2005-2009, Digital Designer, Mediacollege, Amsterdam

teaching
2018, 2019, Contextual design workshop, Design Academy Eindhoven
2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, Exploring Technology, Hyper Island, Stockholm
2017, Abstracting Nature With Autonomous Agents, Hoy es Desiño, Cali

clients
Waltz Binaire, onformative, Jan Bernstein, schnellebuntebilder, Kids agency, Neeeu,
TBWA\Paris, Thijs Biersteker, Hyper Island, Kirk, Hatch and Bloom, SuperHeroes

brands
Humboldt Forum, Siemens, General Motors, Nike, Dom Perignon, Vans,
Coffee Collective, BMW, Volkswagen, IBM, Infiniti, Porsche, Google, Sony