Zjef graduated from Art School, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, in 1992 with a degree in
Theatre Design, focusing on set design, costume design and art direction. He finished his degree in
Shoemaking and Shoe design in Den Bosch (NL) also that year.
Instead of designing shoes as accessories in Fashion he did research into the cult of the shoe and it's
meaning in society creating more innovative and theatrical but wearable shoes.
Zjef studied from 1994-1996 at DASARTS ( www.dasarts.nl ) earning a masters study in Theatre.
He explored the key elements in Performance Art and created new images for Theatre and Galleries.