I studied product Design for public space, and am therefore officially qualified as a Designer for public space. I write and publish about design and therefore often call myself a journalist. Most of my journalism is oral: it comes in the context of moderating or interviewing on stage. That makes me a moderator and public speaker.
Between 2002 and 2006 I was dean of an architecture school (RAVB). I taught architecture students even when I was studying design. So that makes me an teacher.
I founded an office that worked in the fields of design and architecture. Where my companion (Ton Matton) did most of the city planning, I was more involved in the art world. I hardly made any autonomous artworks, but I was very often called artist. I have been making maps for a long time (mostly world maps). I know quite a bit about world projections, so I must be a cartographer.
In my time at the design institute Premsela (1998-2002) I was a program manager. When I later founded a design platform (dpfr) and a design Master course we called ourselves initiators.
I coach people in public speaking and moderating, so I am a coach as well.
Recently I started getting more involved in innovation and Web 2.0. As if it were my fate, this led to another professional description. Recently I was introduced as a web 2-specialist.
In recent times it has become much more normal to have more than one profession. In Twitter biographies people often call themselves: serial entrepreneur, designer, social media expert and DJ.