Sander Nevejans

Sander Nevejans

Tokyo, JP

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I grew up in the flemish part of Belgium and started designing at the age of 16. I was a apprentice assistant at my father company, who is a blacksmith and metal construction worker. In 2009 I graduated in Electro-mechanics at the Provincial Technical Institute, Eeklo, Belgium. During my time in Eeklo, I also went to the academie of fine Arts, Waarschoot, Belgium. There, I learned the skills of lino carving, etching, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, drawing and painting. 

The combination of artistic and technical insight made me study Interior Design at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium (2009). At the beginning of my third and final year (2012) I was offered a modelling job in Barcelona and soon after one in New York. I put my studies on hold and traveled to London, Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Amsterdam, New York and Sydney. Working for brands as Tommy Hilfiger, Ermenegildo Zegna, John Varvatos, Rick owens etc.

After 3 years of modelling I went back to finish my Bachelor in Interior Design. With the knowledge I gained during my modelling days I got a Internship at Aux Armes Etc in New York. At ‘Aux Armes Etc’ I learned the basics of fashion week presentations and runway design during the NYFW Fall/Winter 2015. In June 2015 I graduated Interior Designs at LUCA School of Arts, with a laureate on my bachelor assignment. In Oktober 2015 I had the privilege to start an internship at Ito Masaru Design Project / SEI in Tokyo, Japan.

From April 2016 I work as an Junior Interior Designer at Ito Masaru design Project / SEI.



Ito Masaru Design Project / SEI, Tokyo, JP, Junior Interior Designer

Ito Masaru Design is a Tokyo Based firm of Interior Designers with experience working in various projects throughout Asia. I started as an Assistant Interior Designer, but due to Japanese +12 hours a day work ethic and being involved on more than 10 projects at a time, I was quickly promoted and given the opportunity to undertake projects in Shanghai and Beijing.

At Ito Masaru Design Projects each designer proposes several ideas to give the client options to choose from. The 4 to 8 projects each designer is involved in and the Japanese work ethic create a perfect opportunity to gain work experience, knowledge and responsibility.

My responsibilities change with each project; some projects I manage on my own and others through teamwork

Oct 2015 - current

Aux Armes etc., New York, NY, US, Intern

Aux Armes Etc. is the collaboration and collective started by Dino Siampos and Sam Wheeler based in New York. Through a constantly evolving understanding of brands and retail environments, they work with their clients and a highly skilled network of professionals to create visual and environmental experiences that engage and inspire. Aux Armes Etc. creates themes and concepts that communicate a brand's vision while also ensuring the execution of these ideas; allowing that vision to manifest.

At Aux Armes Etc. I learned to design fashion presentations, runway design and several window displays during the NYFW Fall/Winter 2015. I worked on several projects for clients such as Gabriela Hearst, MM6, Paige Denim, Clover Canyon, Isa Arfen, Honor and more..

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015


LUCA School of Arts, Gent, BE, Bachelors, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

LUCA School of Arts, Gent, BE, Bachelors, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011

Provincial Technical Institute, Eeklo, BE, High School, Electro-mechanics

Sep 2004 - Jun 2009

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