Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Tom Eykemans

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Graphic Design with College Honors


1999 Fellows

Travel Locations: Vietnam, Hong Kong

Eykemans is an artist who plans a 2000-km bicycle tour. He will keep a detailed visual journal of his experiences and offer some of his sketches to people he meets along the way.

Alumni Reflections

How did the Bonderman impact your life?

“The Bonderman experience was the adventure of a lifetime. It opened my eyes to other ways of living, taught me patience and resourcefulness, grew my senses of empathy and intuition, and reinforced my belief in the fundamental goodness of humanity.”

What are you doing now?

“I am a designer working in book publishing and the arts. My experiences have helped inform how I approach projects, from academic to artistic. I seek ways to build communities and connections around these creative interests. Travel is inspiring and I strive to push myself when any new opportunity arises. My most fulfilling experiences have always — always — been those that were most challenging to initiate.”
Tom Eykemans in Vietnam in 2001 on his Bonderman.

Tom Eykemans in Vietnam during his Bonderman.