Advertising & Beyond


Jochem van Schip
an online/offline way for anonymous whistleblowers
Practice Autonomous Practices
Project Hacking
Major Advertising & Beyond
Year Fourth Year

When a whistle-blower's identity becomes public, their life as they know it is at risk, to the point of being destroyed.

Anne Scheltema Beduin, Transparency International

Project code/coat is an answer to the data-driven surveillance state and a tool that provides online and offline anonymity for whistle-blowers.

code provides online anonymity through a manual. The manual guides you how to come in contact with the media, and can be found on the deepweb.

coat provides offline anonymity through a coat/jacket. The outside of this coat looks very average, this helps you to blend in the mass. The inside of the jacket holds some tools, like a Faraday cage pocket, that help to make your mobile untraceable, and a posture-changer that makes you unrecognizable for surveillance cameras.

code/coat research documentary (in Dutch)

For this project Jochem worked together with various experts:

privacy jurist Merel Koning, co-developer Tails Jurre van Bergen, whistle-blower Victor van Wulfen, ex-Technical Director NSA and whistle-blower William Binney, fashion designer Helma Janssen and Bellingcat journalist Christiaan Triebert.

Winning project of Young Talent Award Manifestations, the biggest Tech and Art event of the Dutch Design Week.

Curious about Jochem's other projects? Visit his website!