A pen and paper are for Jan Dijkstra the start of a new design. Sometimes with a picture and/or a material in his head, sometimes the design is created during the sketching. The first sketches often have graphic lines which gives a certain voltage design for Jan. He is already looking for a dimension that makes it different and an unique design. Jan Dijkstra designs friendly and likeable products with a touch of quirky character. Its design should facilitate better and more beautiful everyday life. He creates simple and surprising designs that are eye friendly and attractive, and at the same time recognizable and accessible. In 2005, Jan graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven with specializations towards Livingston. After graduation he founded studio JanJannes.