ABOUT

TOMASKROES. – Shoe Design & footwear developmenttomaskroes1

Tomas Kroes is a Dutch product designer specialised in shoes and accessories. Graduated from HKU Utrecht (Industrial Design) he immediately continued his journey of footweardesign during his course of shoemaking at the Dutch Shoe Academy (Utrecht). After his graduation on the DSA he immediately started working in the shoe business. After two years of exploring the retail side of shoes. He now works as a footwear designer/developper at Poelman Shoes. Here he is specialized in product development and design for women, men and kids. With a great eye for detail, material and technical fit he is just at the start of his design career.

Tijmen Kroes                   17 december 1990
+31 6 30 47 94 81            info@tomaskroes.com
www.tomaskroes.com

EDUCATION
2013-juli 2015            DutchHealthTecAcademy-DutchShoeAcademy
Shoemaking, accelerated knowledge of all techniques within shoemaking
2009-2013                  School of the Arts Utrecht – HKU            
Product Design, With Honours – 1+2=3, research exploring the posibilties of textile
2003-2009                 Christenlijk College Nassau Veluwe. Harderwijk
Atheneum Profile, Economics&Society accomplished 2009

WORKEXPERIENCE
01-07-2016 – present       POELMAN b.v.
Footweardesign for private labels and wholesale. An overall designfunction working in the international footwear industry for women-, kids- and mensshoes.
01-07-2015 – 30-06-2016      MANFIELD b.v.
Assistant manager of the store in Amersfoort.
01-2014 – present        TOMASKROES. Owner
Freelance footwear- and productdesign.
07-2014 – 01-01-2018        TOMASenWIES  Co-owner
Designduo together with Wies Adrianow.
Focus on accessorie and material design.
01-2015 – 04-2015        Collaboration Liselore Frowijn – cutoutshoes
Debut on AmsterdamFashionweek January 2015, also shown at Paris Fashionweek official
Off-schedule program. And during the presenation of Liselore at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
during Amsterdam fashionweek July 2015. And also a catwalk presentation during the offschedule program of Paris Fashionweek in April 2015.