I am an award winning graphic designer with over 15 years of field experience.
My main focus and passion is minimal design with maximum output and efficiency.
I do know how to code, yet I embrace graphic design the most.
A —standalone— team-player which an extensive range of skills. I adore to write my own tools, scripts, actions to enhance my work flow.My Value:
Flexible, driven, honest and spontaneous. Thorough knowledge of virtually each Adobe package. In depth knowledge of how programming logic works;
I communicate perfectly with –thus– satisfied developers. Broad expertise in graphic design, typography and developing concepts with optimal ROI.
- Graphic Design
- Image processing
- Audio Design
- Coding: C#
- Animate (Former Flash)
- Html / Css / Sass / Less
- Prepros (compiler)
- Word / Excel
Freelance Graphic Designer — nitrasJune 2007— Dec. 2015 (8 years)
Various graphic designer jobs for clients such as: Fruit At Work, Notaries of Europe, Stealth Wheels, Nyrstar, Essenscia, Durabilis, Satellite Furniture, Sophie Rata Photography and more...
Web & Graphic Designer
Group94 (MortierBrigade Tech),Forest & Bold, Comfi Publishing, Gopa Com, ...2007—2015 (8 years)
Corporate design, layout (magazines, stationary, web pages), products & packaging, record / album sleeves, music promotion, events, image processing.
Interim, Internship, Freelance2000—2007 (7 years)
Corporate design, layout (magazines, stationary, web pages), products & packaging, image processing, management, quality assurance.
- Forest & Bold (Sint-Niklaas — Internship — Graphic Design) – 6 months
- Volvo Cars (Gent — IT / Networks)
- ARK (Interim — Sint-Niklaas — Graphic Design)
- Alfa Print (Bazel — Graphic Design)
- Nova Natie (Antwerp — Wood Quality Controller / Inspector + Expedition)
- H&M (Bornem — Expedition)
- Drukkerij Deckers (Gent — Graphic Design)
Continuous learning — Tutorials
Photoshop, Illustrator, Unity (Game development — C#)
Computer Science — Certified (VDAB) —2006
Certified Artpro & Powertrapper —1999
Qualified training in the use of Artpro (July 12th to 16th)
Corporate Design — 1999Higro / Viso / Kisp Mariakerke
Primary focus: Expert techniques in providing image material, image reproduction, typography, marketing concept to finished product, logo design, packaging and budgeting.
Additional qualifications: Management
Graphic Design — 1997Berkenboom Instituut
Primary focus: Training with focus on creative thinking, problem solving, analysis, planning, photography, printing techniques.1995 - Industrial Science
Awards / Publications
- Fwaphoto.com: Photo of the day — 2011
- Great Design to a budget. (Traffic Design) 2010
- 60 flash websites that rock — (www.nitras.be - Former flash site) 2009
- MyDesignAward.com (www.nitras.be - Former flash site) — 2009
- Coolestdesigns.com: www.gazmazk.com — 2006
- Standoutawards.com: www.gazmazk.com — 2006
- Price of the Jury: Best final school project / Internship — 1995
- Price of the Jury: Best short story — 1994
Trivia / Personal Interests
- I practice Photography
- Creative coding: (Processing / Actionscript / Parametric / Randomness)
- Matte Painting: Digital paintings of various —own— photographs.
- Game Development: Hades Hideaway
- Mountainbiking (Casual - Nothing risky)
- Stones / Rocks / Forests
- Audio production as Typokat (Idm), #000 (Minimal / Techno), Saphir (Drum 'n Bass)