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Inburgeren in de Opsporing

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Inburgeren in de Opsporing

Integration in Investigation

(Thesis in Dutch)
By Eelco Moerman

Cover Design Package
Cover & proposal for title pages;
Concept, illustration & design

Background information:
You see Eelco’s hands, which represent a police hand and a civilian hand. Together they form the shadow of a detection dog: the police and the citizen work together in the investigation

PhD defense: 18-11-2017
@ Erasmus University Rotterdam

Printing: Gildeprint
Layout inner pages: Nicole Nijhuis (Gildeprint)

“It looks so amazing, super cool, I love it !!! During my PhD thesis defense, I received compliments bout the illustration on the cover, so I gladly pass them on.
I’m very happy with it! Thank you very very much.
thesis cover design for ingrid Fakkert - isontwerp.nl

Beyond Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy

Beyond Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy

On breast cancer risk and bone health.

By Ingrid E. Fakkert

Thesis Cover Design
Cover, bookmarker, cover typography, illustration & layout proposal for titlepages

Achtergrond informatie:
An ovary / glass bulb; the road to the future is not easy but not impossible either.

PhD defense: Woensdag 08 – 11 – 2017
@ University Groningen

Printing: Gildeprint

“Hoi Ilse, Ik vind de omslag met die letters heel mooi geworden! Groetjes, Ingrid”
Thesis design for Luuk Seelen - isontwerp.nl

Granular Discrete Element Modelling

Granular Discrete Element Modelling

Packing of Non-Spherical Granular Particles

By Luuk Seelen

Cover Design Package
Cover illustration, bookmarker, slide for presentation

Background information:
Luuk had a very clear vision and idea about the design (he loved the old-school Pelican book covers), so I transformed his story about his study into an illustration that matched this style.

PhD defense: Monday, 3-07- 2017
@ TU/e – Technical University Eindhoven

Drukwerk: Gildeprint
I am very happy with the final result! I am also very happy with the bookmarker, and I’ll try to persuade my immediate colleagues to hire you.
thesis cover design and cover illustration for Jesper Verhoef - isontwerp.nl

Opzien tegen modernisering

Opzien tegen modernisering

By Jesper Verhoef

Dreading Modernization
Ideas about America and Dutch identity in the public debate about media, 1919-1989 (In Dutch)

Background information:
Jesper Verhoef asked me to work with the old image of Uncle Sam and a Dutch woman in old fashioned clothing. Inspired by ‘Het Melkmeisje’, a painting by Vermeer, I drew a new, more resilient woman, fighting her own ‘shadow’ in the shape of Uncle Sam. The colors are based on the typically Dutch colors: Blue, white, red and orange. The clock shows it’s five to 12. The Dutch saying ‘5 minutes to 12, has the meaning that the situation is on the verge of disaster; it’s time for change, before it’s too late.

PhD Defense; Woensdag, 23-06-2017
@ Utrecht UniversityPublished by Eburon

“Hey Ilse, about the clock telling us it’s  5-to-12 … What a good idea! Not to say genius* Currently, the printing proof is front of me. Looks great in real life, the cover has become really beautiful! Kind regards, Jesper “

For sale at the bookshop

Interview with Jesper in the Volkskrant (Dutch)
thesis cover design for Marline Harmsen - isontwerp.nl

Salpingectomy with Delayed Oophorectomy in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers

titel page

Salpingectomy with Delayed Oophorectomy in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers

By Marline Harmsen

Thesis Cover Design

Cover, typography & illustration, design proposal for titlepages, bookmarker

PhD defense: Thursday, 22-06-2017
@ Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

Printed at Gildeprint

Thanks Ilse !!! It has become super beautiful. I am going to enjoy your design for a long time :).

LinkedIn:
It is very special how Ilse can deliver a number of sketches so quickly, that make you think “Wow!”.
[…] I would recommend Ilse to everyone!
Proefschrift omslag ontwerp voor Nicoline Otterman - isontwerp.nl

Factors influencing the use of evidence in physical therapy

Factors influencing the use of evidence in physical therapy

A multilevel exploration in the context of multidisciplinary rehabilition for patients suffering from diabetes or stroke

By Nicoline Otterman

Thesis Cover Design
Cover, bookmarker, cover typography, illustration & layout proposal for titlepages

Background information:
Nicoline asked for a typographic cover design, but also really wanted it to have a ‘human’ look. The hand-made ink drops & ink strokes, the special paper for the cover + a quote from Socrates ensure this. The flaps give the dissertation a real ‘book feeling’. Her love for indigo blue helped in choosing the color.

PhD defense: Tuesday 20-06 2017
@ Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

Printing: Gildeprint
Cover paper: Papyrus Gmund Savanna Structuros Bianco (260 grams)

“Ilse has created a beautiful, powerful typographic design and illustrations for my thesis.
I definitely recommend her! Now I have a book that makes me very happy and that I receive many compliments for.”
Thesis cover design for Ramona Bouwman - isontwerp.nl

Quality assurance in modern X-Ray breast imaging

Quality assurance in modern X-Ray breast imaging

By Ramona Bouwman

Cover, design proposal for title pages, bookmarker, slide for projection during defense;
Illustration, design & typography

Background information:
Different ‘breast shapes’ (of X-Ray photos of different amounts of radiation) create a rolling landscape. Image & typography together show the ‘difference in quality’.

PhD defense: Tuesday, May 23 2017
@ Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

Printing: Gildeprint

Hi Ilse, Yesterday I received the proof and it looks amazing. It is very nice to see the print, especially the transitions of difference in ‘quality’.
Super, thank you for the great cooperation!
Thesis cover design package for Shamir R Jacobino -isontwerp.nl

Antibody-mediated immunity against viral respiratory infections

Antibody-mediated immunity against viral respiratory infections

By Shamir R. Jacobino

Thesis Cover Design
Cover, bookmarker, & layout proposal for titlepages:
Cover design and illustration & typography

 

Background information:

Shamir (from Curaçao) wanted his thesis cover to radiate a hopeful future. The cover illustration shows you an rising sun above the Caribbean waters, as well as an encapsulated virus, above the lungs in the sea. The lungs are showing little signs of degradation, but so is the virus. The paint & color choices were based on Shamirs style and personality.

PhD Thesis defense: Tuesday 20-12-2016
@ Utrecht University

Printing: Proefschriftmaken.nl

“Wowwwwwww! It looks amazing! And thanks for the [layout] tips (all of them)! I am very happy with the result!
I received compliments from literally everyone about my cover. A massive thank you!”
Thesis cover design for Lisette I. Z. Kunz - isontwerp.nl

Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Clinical and Pathological Outcomes in COPD

Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Clinical and Pathological Outcomes in COPD

Inights from the GLUCOLD Study

By Lisette I.Z. Kunz

Cover design package
Cover, invitations & proposal title pages;
concept, illustration & design

Background information:

Cover illustration of the silhouette (with asphalt texture) of a middle-aged woman smoking. The illustrations were drawn by hand and then merged into a striking metaphor.

PhD Thesis defense: 12-12-2016
@ University Leiden

Printing: Gildeprint

It looks good! I think you have delivered beautiful work. Thank you for all your efforts!
Greetings Lisette”
Thesis cover design for Sten Zelle - isontwerp.nl

Breast cancer control in low and middle income countries

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Breast cancer control in low and middle income countries

cost-effectiveness and other considerations

By sten Zelle

Cover, bookmarker invitation & proposal title pages:
Concept, illustrations, design & layout

Background information:
Newton’s cradle as a symbol of the effects. It includes the world, and a coin behind lock and key; the symbols on the coin are all related to the research.

PhD Thesis defense: Friday 18-09-2017
@ Radboud University Nijmegen

Printing: Ipskamp printing
Layout: Marike Jaegers

“I am very happy with the result! Excellent work”

 

Thesis cover design for Vincent J. C. Lempers - isontwerp.nl

Building a clinical pharmacology framework for the safe and effective use of antifungal agents

Building a clinical pharmacology framework for the safe and effective use of antifungal agents

By Vincent J. C. Lempers

Cover, bookmarker, titlepages, image for engraving;
Concept, illustration and design

 

Background information:

This cover visualises the network of certain fungi, and the beautiful ‘flowers’ that they have.

PhD defense: Tuesday May 10 2016.
@ Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

Print: Ipskamp printing
Layout: Paula Berkemeyer

I think it’s cool how the spores run through the white area! It looks amazing Ilse. Well done!

 

Whiskey carafe ordered and engraved by Klaas Smit, Ksb Cristal
Thesis cover design for Nienke de Vries - isontwerp.nl

Managing the Decline

Managing the Decline

Physical therapy in frail elderly

By Nienke de Vries

Cover, bookmarker, cover typography, illustration & layout proposal for titlepages

Background information:
Nienke asked me for a ‘clean design’. Her dissertation deals with the obstacles encountered by older people and ways to help these elderly people. The Staircase is a metaphor for the ‘obstacles’ for the elderly, but also for ascending, a choice (up or down) and finally the door that opens to the outside world. In this abstract illustration, the circles behind the image symbolize the ‘protection of the safety net’, like the connecting dots in the pink circle symbolize all external help.

Thesis defense; 09 – 06 – 2015
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical CentrePrinting: Gildeprint

I am so happy with the cover! I have also received many compliments. A good friend thought the cover to be ‘really Nienke’. I think that’s a great compliment to the work you have done! Thanks again! Greetings, Nienke”

Nienke won theWCF Dissertation Award during the Science Days of the KNGF & WCF.
Thesis cover design for Monica de Boer - isontwerp.nl

Pharmaceutical care in surgical patients

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Pharmaceutical care in surgical patients

Tools for measurement and intervention.

By Monica de Boer

Thesis cover, bookmarker & chapter page layout:
concept, illustration, design

Background information:
Monica de Boer asked me for a ‘clean’ design. The center image is a pharmaceutical pill, ‘connected’ out of the big network representing all the caregivers involved. The UV varnish makes the image complete.

PhD thesis defense: Friday, 06-03-2015
@ University of Amsterdam

layout: Monica de Boer
Print & layout: Ipskamp printing

I am very satisfied with this beautiful result, the UV spot worked out nicely and the colors really POP! I Have already had many positive comments, so thanks again for your design! … I will definitely recommend you to my colleagues!
Thesis cover design for Anne-Marie Scheepers - isontwerp.nl

Alert methods as success factors

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Alert methods as success factors

Influencing effectiveness of a clinical decision support system in clinical practice

By Anne-Marie Scheepers

Thesis cover design package
Cover illustration & typography, bookmarker, slide for presentation

Background information:
From the first meeting with Anne-Marie Scheepers it was clear it was very important that the link with ‘cooperation’ between pharmacists and doctors was important. Alert methods is about digitally alerting people about medication issues. This cover design integrates the digital world of icons, the invisible world of ‘the processing’ and the real world of medical staff and pharmacists into one illustration.

PhD Thesis defense; 28 – 10 – 2014
Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e)

Print & Layout: Ridderprint

“Hi Ilse, I am really incredibly happy with it, the book is to complete satisfaction! I get so very many positive responses from everyone who’s received the dissertation too … it’s a hit!
I don’t know how I thank you, you have done an exceptional job! Greetings, Anne-Marie “

Winner of the Opwijrda-award 2014 for the best article in the PW Scientific Platform
Thesis cover design for Elena Kamburova - isontwerp.nl

B Aware!

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B Aware!

Anti-B-cell therapy in renal transplantation

By Elena Kamburova

Thesis cover design package
Cover illustration, design & typography, bookmarker + chapter page layout (proposal)

Background information:
The cells that are subject of this research, look a little bit like the fluffy dandelions floating in the air. This was the inspiration for this cover illustration. The kidney-shaped B in the title makes sure it’s clear what the main theme is. The colorpalet as well as illustration style is based on Elena’s personal preferences. Drawing each dandelion by hand, and making sure the ‘cell particles’ were correct was a precise, but fun job.

Thesis defense; 25 – 09 – 2014
Radboud University Nijmegen

Printing: Gildeprint

“I am really happy with the result! During the promotion, everyone said the cover was very nice. Someone even asked a question about it during the defense. Apparently one of the members had recently read an article about dandelions and there appeared to be a lot of different species, just like it is with the B-cells. So he thought it was a clever finding :). I will definitely recommend you to my colleagues !!!

Third place for the Dutch Federation of Nephrology Dissertation Award 2014
Thesis cover design for Hester Trompetter - isontwerp.nl

ACT with Pain

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ACT with Pain

Measurement, efficacy and mechanisms of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

By Hester Trompetter

Thesis cover design package
Cover illustration, design & typography, bookmarker + chapter page layout (proposal)

Background information:
In our first meeting, Hester Trompetter told me that she really loved the Monarch butterfly. I found that the free movement of the butterfly was a nice symbolism for being ‘free of pain’. Almost all the butterflies are individually illustrated by hand. The cell structure is inspired by a figure from her thesis, and is spread across the cover like symmetrical flowers.

Design according to the terms of RRD

Thesis defense; 11 – 09 – 2014
@ Twente University
Roessingh Research and Development

It looks stunning. My promotion was a very nice day. I also had a lot of positive reactions to your designs, people liked it very much.
Thesis cover design for Monique Tabak - isontwerp.nl

Telemedicine for patients with COPD

Telemedicine for patients with COPD

New treatment approaches to improve daily activity behaviour

By Monique Tabak

Thesis cover design package
Cover illustration, design & typography, bookmarker + chapter page layout (proposal)

Background information:
It was fun to work with certain ‘limits’ set by the Roesshing; to make a cover illustration suiting both Monique Tabak ánd her research, using the right colors and font.
Telemendicine: bits & bites of information make up the image of alveoli infected by COPD.Cover design according to colors and terms of RRD

PhD Thesis defense: 07 – 02 – 2014

@ Twente University
Roessingh Research and Development

 

“The books look very nice, and the cover and title pages are super cool!”
Thesis cover design for Airin Simon - isontwerp.nl

Fighting the Hydra

Fighting the Hydra

Optimizing treatment for type 2 diabetes

By Airin Simon

Thesis Cover Design
Cover, bookmarker, cover typography, illustration & layout proposal for titlepages

Background information:
Airin Simon told me in the first interview; “Fighting a hydra, that’s how it feels to deal with the problems discussed in my dissertation – hence the title”. She wanted that seven-headed beast to be the subject of her cover illustration. Of course, the Color Palette and the illustration style are based on the personal preferences of Airin.

PhD thesis defense: 25 – 09 – 2014
Universiteit van Amsterdam (UVA)

Drukwerk: Gildeprint

“During the busy period of completing a PhD, I am very happy that I approached Ilse to design and finalize the cover for me. Not only was the collaboration very nice and she took a lot of work out of my hands: she also designed a super cool cover that suits me perfectly. Regularly , I have heard: “… one of the most beautiful covers…” and that made me extra proud of my thesis / defense”