Deeply Mourning for Professor Michel de Boer

Michel de Boer, co-founder of De Boer Wang Studio and a leading professor, passed away at the age of 67 on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. 

Michel de Boer became creative managing partner at Studio Dumbar in 1989. In 2011, he founded MdB Associates, a design company. He joined DeTao in 2012; two years after that, he co-founded De Boer Wang Studio with professor Min Wang, and they established SIVA·DeTao Advanced Class of Visual Communication (Branding, Identity and Public Space) at SIVA (Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts). 
He was a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), BNO the Netherlands (Association of Dutch Designers), British Design & Art Direction (D&AD) and many other professional organizations. He lectured or held advisory roles at Tongji University, Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Instituto Universitario Architettura in Venice and ISIA University in Urbino, Italy.
In over 40 years of design career, Michel de Boer provided his expertise in branding and design for clients including European Central Bank, Shell, Apple, Buick, General Motors China, Allianz, Nike, Arton, and the governments of the Netherlands, South Korea and Hong Kong, China. Since the 1990s, Michel had judged many international professional competitions and awards, taught at universities and presided over major design events. His work and passion have inspired many young practitioners and contributed enormously to the public awareness and understanding of the design industry.
We will hold a memorial service at 15:00 (Beijing time) on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at De Boer Wang Studio to mourn for Michel de Boer, our great tutor, friend and partner. Given the current strict COVID-19 regulations, guests who are not currently working or studying in the SIVA campus may join us via Zoom (Meeting ID: 829-9981-2541).
Michel will be forever in our hearts.

De Boer Wang Studio
December 24, 2021


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