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 and everything in between. ; )

Lately, I have been working a lot with my partner Christiaan Dros who is an awesome illustrator, next to that I have also worked on sign paint projects with my other studio colleagues, the signpainters & co, Lexflex, Mr. Adam, and My Daily Brand. With this studio, we can take on any job, no matter the size!
I'm represented by Artbox art agency, located in Amsterdam, If you would like to drink a coffee, discuss a project / potential freelance work or collaboration, please get in touch!
Next to my work as an illustrator and designer, I love to DJ. I used to organize various events of which the annual Costa del Soul festival and De Nachtspelen were the biggest. check out my SoundCloud to hear some of my sets or come and join me whenever I play at a party!
At the age of thirteen I started off as a graffiti artist, but as time passed I began developing my skills and got my first commercial, illustration- and paint jobs. During this period I decided to learn more about graphic design and in 1999 I went to the United States, where I worked as a trainee at a small design studio.

Back in Amsterdam, Nightclub Mazzo commissioned me to paint their walls. So I asked schoolmate Christiaan Dros to help me out. The exhibition became a success, so we decided to start up our illustration company and called it: Zender & Chaos. In this period we painted an enormous amount of decoration for various events, We also painted the infamous Global Chillage coffeeshop and while we were at it illustrated hundreds of flyers.
After five years we parted ways and I started working as a freelance. The first two years he was mainly hired by Semtex design which gave me further insight into the graphics industry. In 2005 My new partner Danny Merk and I founded: KGB Amsterdam, a design and video company that we ended in 2014.
Fast-forward, Christiaan Dros and I joined forces again. We now operate from the east of Amsterdam, where we share a huge studio with our colleagues!

1994 "Seymore likely sprays" - Jan Jonker Gallery / Amsterdam (Zender)
1995 "Benefit 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, Self-inflicted, 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,
2003 "Openhavenfestival" - Amsterdam (The London Police, Zender)
2003 "Art in the Streets" -
Hoofdorp (Cosh, Dubs, Jerk, Zender)
2003 "Zender Industries Expo" - Nightclub Panama / Amsterdam
2004 "The Appelsap experience" - Hotel Arena / Amsterdam (Brush, Zender)
2004 "YIP" - Young in Prison - Paradiso / Amsterdam (many different artists)
2004 "Street Expo" - Wolvenstraat / Amsterdam (Zedz, Zender)
2004 "Bacardi Bat beats" Las Palma's / Rotterdam (Zedz, D-Virus, Dubs, DHM, Zender)
2004 Teaching at the Junior Academy for Art direction, Visualising
2005 Founded "KGB" - Kreativ
Graphik Buro - with Danny Merk
2005 Founded Costa del Soul festival.
2005 Teaching at the Junior Academy 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 organization
2007 "Streetlab" I curated 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 million 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 of 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)
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
2014 "Clash Wall" Converse group expo with Zedz, TelmoMiel & Sober Industries, Amsterdam
2014 "Picture This" Group expo Dampkring Gallery, Amsterdam
2015 Guest speaker School of House 2 x
2016 "Adobe Create Now" Portfolio presentation, Amsterdam
2016 Guest speaker School of House, Amsterdam
2016 "Joby Carter's abnormal Letterhead meet" with the Amsterdam
Signpainters, Maidenhead UK
2016 "Letterhead meet 2016" organized with the Amsterdam
Signpainters, Volkshotel, Heineken Brewery, Krux in Amsterdam
2016 "Adobe Creative Meetup" workshop with the Amsterdam Signpainters
2016 "Digitale
werkplek" My first masterclass for Wacom, ALM Antwerpen
2017 "Grande Finale."  Go Gallery group expo
2017 "Art on Paper" group expo Dampkring Gallery
2017 "ASA (Amsterdam Street Art) group expo with ADE Beats Amsterdam
2017 "Letterheads 2017, Designers Meet Sign Painters" Oslo, Norway