HIS-STORY
Hi my name is Sander Pappot a.k.a. Zender, a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and painter based in Amsterdam.
I have a broad range of styles and techniques that led me to work with a large variety of clients,
ranging from music related organizations to corporate clients.
Lately I have been painting a lot traditional signs, and doing so I met some nice friends who I now share a studio with.
Together we founded The Amsterdam Signpainters collective, with a mission to keep the traditional craft alive.
I am represented by Artbox art agency, located in Amsterdam, If you would like to drink some coffee, discuss a project / potential freelance work or collaboration, please get in touch!
 
HIS-STORY
At the age of 13, Zender started off as a graffiti artist, but as time passed he began developing his skills and got numerous commercial, illustration- and paint jobs. In 1999 he spray-painted the Singel Studio together with Dutch graffiti artist Delta, with whom he got involved in a group exhibition called Post Graffiti. This Exhibition helped him gain a lot of public attention at a young age.
During this period Zender decided to learn more about graphic design, and went to the United States, where he worked as a trainee at a small design studio. Back in Amsterdam, Nightclub Mazzo commissioned him to paint the walls of their nightclub. Zender asked an old friend (Christiaan Dros) to help him out. The exhibition became a success, so they decided to start up our their own illustration company and called it: "Zender & Chaos". In this period they produced an enormous amount of illustrations and backdrops, painted coffeeshops and nightclubs and produced many illustrations for a Dutch art agency called Shop Around.
After five years working together, the company shut their doors and Zender started working as a freelance graphic designer.
The first two years he was mainly hired by a company called Semtex design (part of Boomerang) which gave him further insight in the graphic industry.
Not long after that he found a new partner: Danny Merk, which whom he founded: KGB (the Kreativ grapic buro) in 2005.
After 9 years, KGB also shut its doors and Zender has been working as a freelance graphic designer since.
 
AUDIO
Next to his day job, Zender also works as a DJ and organizes various events.
His first event organization was called The Rendezvous, the name he also used for his art / music happenings.
Later more collaborations followed and different names were used. Amongst others, he organized 14 editions of the infamous Nachtspelen event and still organizes the annual Costa del Soul festival together with Blijburg.

EVENTS / AUDIO
1994 "Seymore likely sprays" - Jan Jonker Gallery / Amsterdam (Zender)
1995 "Bennefit for Bosnia" - Cafe 't Schuim / Amsterdam (72 different artists)
1995 "Post Graffiti" - Total Art Gallery / Amsterdam (Angel, Delta, Shoe, Zender)
1995 "Zender & Chaos" - Mazzo Nightclub / Amsterdam (Chaos, Zender)
1997 "Total Art Fair" - Turfschip / Breda (Chaos, Delta, Kobalt60, Zedz, Zender)
1998 "Pop in Beeld" - Noord Brabants museum / Den Bosh (many different artists)
1998 "Stripdagen" - Haarlem (Chaos, Zender)
1999 Worked for Semtex Design (Boomerang) Jan 1999 - Jan 2002 -
2000 "Cozmik" - Fietsfabriek / Haarlem (Shamrock, Subalpin, Selfinflicted, Zender)
2001 "Drum Expo" - Westergasfabriek - Cafe de Duivel / Amsterdam (Zedz, Oase, Zender)
2001 "In Holland staat een piece" - Go Gallery / Amsterdam (many different artists)
2003 Founded "The Rendez Vous" - event organisation
2003 "Random" - Group exhibition - Go Gallery / Amsterdam (Think Again, London Police, Out of order, zender)
2003 "Openhavenfestival" - Amsterdam (The London Police, Zender)
2003 "Art in the streets" - Hoofdorp (Cosh, Dubs, Jerk, Zender)
2003 "Zender Industries Xpo" - Nightclub Panama / Amsterdam
2004 "The Appelsap expierience" - Hotel arena / Amsterdam (Brush, Zender)
2004 "YIP" - Young in Prison - Paradiso / Amsterdam (many different artists)
2004 "Street Expo" - Wolvenstraat / Amsterdam (Zedz, Zender)
2004 "Bacardi Batbeats" Las Palma's / Rotterdam (Zedz, D-Virus, Dubs, DHM, Zender)
2004 Teaching at the Junior Accademy for Art direction, Visualising
2005 Founded "KGB" - Kreativ Graphik Buro - with Danny Merk
2005 Founded Costa del Soul festival.
2005 Teaching at the Junior Accademy for Art direction, Visualising
2005 "YIP" - Young in Prison - Odeon / Amsterdam (many different artists)
2005 "Pink-Pop" - Heineken - (many different artists)
2007 Founded "Olympique" - event organisation
2007 "Streetlab" I currated a big street art event with among others: Akita Mata (Us), B-free (Nl), Chido Johnson (Us), Chu - Doma Collective (Ar), Claudia Tattoo (Ch), Conor Cronin (Ir), Eat Shit (Us), Eric Staller (Us), Fake (Fr), Flying Fortress (De), Fons Gidon (Nl), Galo (It), Hanazuki (Nl), Klub 7 (De), Leo Espinosa (Us), London Police (Uk), Mark Verhagen (Nl), Miss Van (Fr), Monsters World (De), Moze (Es), Mr.jago (Uk), No New Enemies (B), Peskimo (Uk), Pete Fowler (Uk), Pipslab: Kees (Nl), Rinzen Collective (De), Sam 3 (Es), Sauer Kids (Nl), Slug Nation (Uk), Sonik (Us), Veenom (Fr), Why Style (It / Nl), Will Barras (Uk), Zedz (Nl), Zender
2009 KGB presentation during the Adobe User Group XL, Amsterdam
2009 "Vulpes sus Frater" Group exhibition (Wayne Horse, Sitnie, Raymond Lemstra, SjocoSjon, Lennard Schuurmans, Two Things, Joe Holbrook, Zender)
2009 "Mystery Repeats" First music video for Pete Philly & Perquisite (2.6 milion hits on YouTube)
2009 "Dj Broadcast Re-Cover" Group Exhibition - Sid Lee collective - Stefan Glerum, Pieter Frank de Jong, Supersilo, Machine, Shoe, 310K, Marjolein Caljouw, Zender, Snar, Maslow, DarkRaum, Ceizer, Saskia Haex, Raphael Bartels, Linda van der Vleuten, and kRiSs cRéoL.
2011 "Art as Money Festival" (Ottograph, Vage Gasten, Dadara, Zender)
2011 "Secret Wars" European competition London, UK - 1st prize (Wayne Horse, SjocoSjon, Lennard Schuurmans, London Police, Joe Holbrook, Zender)
2012 "System 1.0" first solo expo, Vriend van Bavink gallery, Amsterdam
2012 "Comma Festival" -Group expo - Perugia, Italy (Andrea Di Cesare, Ephameron, Joe Franceschi (Why Style), Lok Jansen, Morcky, Pane (Why Style), Rocco Pezzella, San, Lennard Schuurmans & Niels Shoe Meulman)
2012 "Eat, Street, Breath Art" Group expo - Rotterdam
2012 Publication in Los Logos by Gestalten.
2013 "Eat, Street, Breath Art" Group expo - Rotterdam (Among others: Darrin Umboh (Leyp), Lucky Dubz, TelmoMiel, Venour, Daan Botlek, Zender)
2013 Event organisation Nachtspelen ended.
2014 "City of dreams" group expo - Deventer (Joren Joshua, Leon Ter Maat, Corkville, P. Winkel, Roelie Vuitton, Eelco van Den Berg, Kiki Peeters, Freshco, Zender)
2014 Heartvertising (Koroko), Group expo, Hutspot Amsterdam (Zeptonn, John Beckers, Tom Bogman, Bob Leguijt, Lot Madeleine, Darrin Umboh, Mark verhaagen)
2014 Ended "KGB" - Kreativ Graphik Buro - with Danny Merk
2014 "Urban art Festival" Group expo OT301, Amsterdam
2014 "Schertsvertoning" Group expo, Opperclaes, Rotterdam