Being an Art Teacher is a very rewarding job. I love being around creatives of all ages and supporting them on their journey of finding their language in Art. Some examples of students and lessons below.
"The Rituals of The Forest" - Wildebos
A project I did as a local Resident at The School Hasselt for Wildebos.
The forest is a living organism. Elements as the sun, wind, water, warmth, critters and humans influence nature. Every season the forest colors differently. The colors noticeable for our senses inspired me to do this series of illustrations and awakened my interest in color experiments. I tried to find the essence of textures in the woods. An endless experiment balancing color and texture.
I started with the idea when Paleolithic humans were gathering plants and starten gathering plants and other products of nature out in the woods of Herkenrode. I notices they had beautiful textures and colors. My project continued with different experiments of printing these textures on paper. The results were interesting and I wanted to experiment even further digitally with the prints I made.
For the City Council of Genk I have conceived and developed sensibility campaigns with billboards, brochures, websites, posters and other media.
I did my internship in 2014 at Branding Today, a strategic branding studio. First we start with research of the brand, we get to know them, their wishes and values. Based on their question I developed concepts or brand identities. Cliënts as Sabam, E5 mode, Vanreusel, Bpost Bank, Shoe Discount, Telenet and others. http://today-agency.com/
Beluga International Ltd.
As a consultant I've had several cliënts i.e. W. Giertsen Energy Solutions, Way2Events, Ndkay and others. I usually get a question or problem situation, and advise them with different proposals and possibilities. This contains graphic design for example: posters, flyers or a new logo, branding, style guides. A lot of times I also do their promotion (advertisement) and communication. Social media i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram as well as designing a new website. I have developed a 3D-model for WGES, this to visualize their renewable energy solutions and interaction. I have worked for an event studio, here I conceptualized and presented events. I not only chose venues, interior and catering but made sure the presentation of the event had a strong concept. I help with copy writing and advice on how to communicate for certain target audiences. Strategy and visual design is what I love to do.
For my Master Thesis I did different projects about communication trough visual.. One of the research projects was for Beyonderground 2015 - Escape From Laptopia in Belgium and Helsinki where I got the chance to try my theorie in a large scale. more...
As a freelancer I had a variation of cliënts and businesses which asked me to do work for them from branding, advertising and marketing advice to logo design, graphic design and so on.
Drawings new and old
(under construction) The School & City Council of Hasselt