Wilem Cousins
Born London, 1993
Raised in Amsterdam, 2006 – 2021
Currently living in Rotterdam
Native English speaker, fluent Dutch speaker  

With a background in music and an interest in arts I have often tried to find myself way of making a living using creativity. Whether it was doing piano gigs, designing websites, doing graphic design and album artwork, or selling my ceramics. The aim has always been to enjoy the means more than that money. 


@cousinsxdesign @cousinsxceramics


wilem@cousinxdesign.nl +316 5413 6839

Cousins Design

November 17, 2021

In 2015 I started a freelance business doing Branding, Graphic Design and Websites which became full time after 6 months and is still active to this day.


Noteworthy Clients :


Project & Account manager

November 15, 2021

After successfully rounding off quite a few projects since starting I was promoted to Project – and Account-manager. By the time I left I was managing over 40 accounts, leading projects with a team of three, managing interns and meanwhile continued my responsibilities in designing and executing projects.

Art academy prep year

November 17, 2017

I decided to return to education and during my prep year found my love for objects and product design.

Decompression Amsterdam

March 5, 2017

In 2017 I set up a small creative collective. We focussed on music production, music videos and album artwork.

Roles :

  • Client acquisition
  • Creative Director
  • Branding
  • Director of Photography
  • Social Media

Graphic & Webdesign

September 1, 2015

A year later they offered me a job as a front-end designer and I took care of all the print work for clients like Gemeente Amsterdam, SAIL Amsterdam and Paul Warmer.


Skills learned:

  • WordPress development/custom theme making
  • Intermediate Photoshop & Illustrator¬†
  • Dealing with high profile clients
  • Basic Project management
  • Improved print & graphic skills


September 1, 2014

Glimworm was a small IT company I interned for after teaching myself how to code. I spent the first half year concentrating on websites and the second half looking more closely at print and graphic design.


Skills learned; 

  • Intermediate HTML & CSS coding skills
  • Basic logo design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Customer Service