It’s always been for me about how I could work out everything else around me to allow me to still create rather than the other way round. I have a constant urge to draw that keeps me going – I enjoy the tactile-ness of being able to draw something and translate expression, to open a conversation about the things I look at and find interesting, pulling out the overlooked or subtle narratives of everyday life and trying to put together a story in a single image.
Tom is a Designer and Art Director based in New York where he works as an Art Director at CALVIN KLEIN. Prior to working at CALVIN KLEIN, he held positions at Firstborn and Wednesday Agency in New York. Continue reading 5 Questions with New York based art director Tom Huveners
I remember as a child I spent a lot of time drawing diagrams of cars that had all sorts of weapons like tomato sauce squirters, thumb tack dispenses, laser beams and flame throwers. These drawings all featured a car in side profile with lots of arrows and notations about how all my imagined mechanisms would work. They were quite detailed drawings and looking back, I guess these were my first forays into attempting to express and communicate my ideas visually. Continue reading 5 Questions with Sean Hogan of Australian design studio Trampoline
Peeling off layers. That’s what Tom Dorresteijn, CEO of the internationally acclaimed Studio Dumbar, does most of his time. Whether it be in the organizations he works for, in the people he works with or in himself – peeling off is the road to purity. The drummer-turned-strategist talks why he never writes more than one page, offering words of wisdom along the way. Continue reading Analyst with a Designer Heart, Tom Dorresteijn
Thomas Dahm works and lives in the beautiful historic city of Delft. His studio is in a former hospital that looks out over a canal. During the summer every 15 minutes a tourist boat floats by. With guides telling the most crazy stories about the building. Which is hilarious. Continue reading 5 Questions with graphic designer Thomas Dahm (Neon Moiré)
Lien Geeroms was born and raised in Leuven. She moved to Ghent for a few years to study graphic design and illustration at St. Lucas. After graduating she moved back and settled down in Leuven. She has two sons aged 9 and 12 and is still married to her first love. Lien has been working as a freelance illustrator for 6 years. Continue reading 5 Questions with illustrator Lien Geeroms
Tom Haugomat is a French illustrator with a distinct retro illustration style doing work for clients from all over the world. In his work, you can see that he is inspired by the grandness of nature. Continue reading 5 Questions with illustrator Tom Haugomat
For the last fifteen years, Antwerp-based illustrator Sam Vanallemeersch (°1978) has been churning out an astonishing body of work, published globally, appreciated universally. Sam works in two distinct styles: Kolchoz for polished graphic-based illustrations and Sovchoz, for vibrant, mind-blowing pencil drawings. Here’s why. Continue reading I simply like to draw — Sam Vanallemeersch
Frank Schouwaerts is an Antwerp based art director with a background in graphic design. Frank is trained both inside smaller agencies and bigger companies.
For a couple of years, I worked as an art director for Kipling which was, at that time, putting a lot of efforts in becoming a more fashionable brand. Continue reading 5 Questions with art director Frank Schouwaerts
Elke Scholiers is an art director, graphic designer and photographer originally from Brussels. She holds a B.F.A. and M.A. in graphic design from the LUCA School of Arts Brussels and a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Arts from the KASK Conservatorium Ghent. While at the university she would do side jobs to make enough money to travel to Asia and this is how she developed a genuine interest in photography. Continue reading 5 Questions with Elke Scholiers 施瑷珂