Hi! My name is Kirsten van Werven. I'm a designer of stories, characters and games based in Schiedam, the Netherlands.
I deeply feel that the benchmark moments for life that earlier generations have led us to believe are a part of growing up do not apply to me in regards to my career, sexuality and life expectations. This leaves a feeling of discomfort, of not belonging and being invalidated in one’s experiences. Through my work I’m aiming to show these often queer spaces and stories in an attempt to make myself known, and for others to recognize themselves in. I create these spaces through mindful character design, personal intimate stories, and games that open up conversations about the times we live in and the experiences we share or might not share.