Paul Mijksenaar (1944), designer. Paul Mijksenaar graduated from the Institute for Applied Arts Education (IvKNO, later the Gerrit Rietveld Academy) in Amsterdam as a product designer in 1965. He became a freelance product designer in 1966, after which he started working as a senior designer and team leader at design agency Total Design in 1978. In 1986, he founded Bureau Paul Mijksenaar in Amsterdam (now Mijksenaar wayfinding experts). In 2002, the subsidiary Bureau Mijksenaar USA Inc. was founded in New York, which, in 2004, led to Mijksenaar Arup Wayfinding, a joint venture with Arup in New York, a worldwide engineering firm. Mijksenaar also worked at the Delft University of Technology at the Faculty of Industrial Design from 1978 to 1988. From 1992 to 2007, he was a professor of Visual Information Design. In 2010, he was appointed as an honorary member of the Association of Dutch Designers (BNO) for his extraordinary achievements in the design profession. This was followed by the Oeuvre prize in design, granted by the BKVB Fund. Paul Mijksenaar has published multiple books on the design of visual information.
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