Managing Director at Fontana Identity & Design
Secretary General at Yellow design Foundation
In 1984 Anne joins Europalia ESPANA based in the Brussels Palace of Fine Arts
where she becomes a staff member of the Theatre, Literature and Literary
Debates section. In 1990 she joins an international design group and
from 1991 manages their Brussels-based design subsidiary. Between 1993 and
1996 she coordinates the design development process of Thalys, the first panEuropean railway initiative. In 1999 she creates Fontana identity and design
specialising in the creation, development and implementation of visual identity
and (corporate) branding programs on behalf of national and international
organisations and brands. In 1997 she becomes Board member of the Belgian
Institute for the Promotion of Industrial Design which in 2004 became Yellow
Since 2004 she also acts as the Secretary General to Yellow design Foundation. In 2010 Anne acquires from UIC on behalf of Yellow design Foundation an international
research project on the design of major European interchanges with the
objective of developing a toolbox to guide operators, authorities, urban
planners, architects and real estate developers and other stakeholders along
Since February 2012 Anne's team has been adopted in the Sustainable Urban
Development experts' network of UN Habitat. In April 2014 Yellow design
Foundation became partner in the Urban Planning and Design Lab as well as in
the Public Space programme of UN Habitat. Since January 1st, 2021 Fontana design became a full member of the Greenovate-Europe network.
Leemans's presentation at RailTech Europe 2021
"SPIN APP, a smart tool to assess and build back better"
Anne Leemans is giving her presentation at the Tech stage on 30 March during the session on the topic "Sustainability".