Maarten Ottens
Graphic Design, Baltimore Maryland United States
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Brief Summary
mmott visual is founded and run by Maarten Ottens. It combines years of design experience, research and education in fields from engineering to philosophy into what I love the most: translating concepts to visual designs.

Design, as I see it, is more than the final product. It involves thinking with you, my clients, about your needs, your message, and the concepts behind your ideas. By combining your expertise with mine we can come up with solutions

that surpass our respective possibilities. With an eye for details, a knack for perfection, and an eagerness to learn and listen, I am your partner in the whole design process – from an initial consult, to concepts, to the final designs.

Over the years I worked with universities worldwide, local ‘local businesses’, and inspiring individuals. Have a look at my work and send me an email or give me a call if you want to talk. I’m always open to discuss new ideas and start new projects.

Professional Experience
With a background in design, technology and philosophy, I work from concept to code and design, thinking through every step of the design process. Starting with carefully listening to the ideas of my clients and studying the fields they work in, I translate those ideas into strong visual statements in print and for digital media. Throughout this process I keep a close eye on the quality of communication and implementation, creating solutions that last.

Design (1998 - now)

I started as a freelance designer in 1998 while continuously educating myself in engineering and philosophy. From the Fall of 2001 to the Spring of 2002 I worked as a full-time interaction designer at Zook Communication in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2009 I started my own company mmott visual LLC to work full time as a designer. I work for clients in Europe and throughout the US, ranging from top academic institutions to local businesses and individuals in arts and academia.

Teaching (2004 - 2009)

Between 2004 and 2009 I taught and co-taught classes in ethics and philosophy at Delft University of Technology and Johns Hopkins University.

Education (continuous)

PhD student in Philosophy of Technology (2003-2008), Delft University of Technology
- Visiting student at the Engineering Systems Division (2005), MIT
MSc in Energy Technology (2001), Twente University


I have extensive experience with a wide range of design software and techniques. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to understand the possibilities and limitations of digital and print design, while creating solutions that work.


For an overview of my recent work visit

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