Trained as graphic designer, Roel works as an independent conditional designer / director in the field of interaction, media design and film. His work often reflects on the systems or technology we use in our daily lives. He applies this approach to all kinds of media: dynamic media (web, tools, animation and video) but also to print, installations and performances.
Together with Luna Maurer, Jonathan Puckey and Edo Paulus he has authored the Conditional Design Manifesto, that promotes the idea of designing conditions rather than end results. For the past few years he has been teaching interactive and graphic design courses at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, the Sandberg Institute, Yale University School of Art and the Piet Zwart Institute. His work has been exhibited and screened all over the world e.g. at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich, Britsh Film Institute, Sundance Film Festival. Roel won several national, and international awards.