5 Questions with Brosmind

Two brothers working as illustrators and artists in Barcelona, that’s Brosmind. They combine commercial illustration with other personal projects in which they experiment with other disciplines, techniques and formats. Juan and Alejandro love to create vibrant and colourful illustrations, full of dynamic and optimistic characters. Continue reading 5 Questions with Brosmind

Creative Network and Flanders DC launch Creative Fair Play

Collaboration and outsourcing are essential in the creative industries. The success of your partnership – temporarily, on a platform or through intermediaries – strongly depends on the equilibrium between all parties, that’s Creative Fair Play. Creative Network and Flanders DC  present seven best practices to collaborate successfully with creative entrepreneurs.

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5 Questions with Tekla Severin

Tekla Evelina Severin grew up in a middle-sized Swedish town a bit north of Stockholm. The kind of town where the only thing you wanted when you were a teenager was to get out of there. And so she moved to Stockholm when she was 20. She studied separate classes at Stockholm and Uppsala University like the history of thought, worked at cafés and even run her own café. After which she started to study interior architecture- and furniture design at Konstfack University of arts and crafts. Continue reading 5 Questions with Tekla Severin

Super Simple Things, Dries Otten

In the course of his fresh career, Antwerp based furniture designer Dries Otten (°1978) developed a singular, playful visual language. He talks about the long and winding road towards the craft and reveals a couple of inspirations: Belgian post WWI designers, but badly drawn stripes? Continue reading Super Simple Things, Dries Otten

Tips for starting freelancers

As a starting creative freelancer, you have a lot of questions. Here are a couple of learnings after working for more than 15 years as a freelance designer and talking to a lot of freelancers over the years running our portfolio platform Creative Network. I shared these learnings a couple of weeks back with the students of Devine, you can use them as a guide or a refresher if you will.  Continue reading Tips for starting freelancers

5 Questions with freelance digital creative Tom Vanhooreweder

I’m currently living and working as a freelance digital creative in Antwerp. I grew up in a city near Brussels. Nobody in my family is really doing anything creative… I’m the odd man out. 😉 So when I had the chance to pursue that creativity, I went ahead and did just that. Continue reading 5 Questions with freelance digital creative Tom Vanhooreweder

5 Questions with digital artist & graphic designer Frédéric Geerts

I’m a graphic designer and digital artist, mostly active in the entertainment and advertising industry. A production company offered me some freelance work while still at school, so I began my own business straight after graduating. It wasn’t thought out very well but I’ve been doing it ever since. Starting as a graphic designer, I now specialise in creative retouching, key visuals and matte painting. Continue reading 5 Questions with digital artist & graphic designer Frédéric Geerts

5 Questions with interior designer & art director Annemarie van Riet

For the past 23 years as an interior designer, I have been working with clients on interior design and marketing projects. I have worked with both small and large companies on very diverse projects. From designing commercial and residential interiors to branding a webshop and launching a new line of furniture, my background is in interior design, project management, product launch and marketing strategy. Continue reading 5 Questions with interior designer & art director Annemarie van Riet

5 Questions with motion & graphic designer duo Visualsinternationals

We met at a music competition. Jonas won, Wouter was snubbed. After that, we both went our separate ways as a motion designer and a graphic designer. It took us 6 years to realise that collaborating would be a lot more comfortable for the both of us and it results in more diverse work.  Continue reading 5 Questions with motion & graphic designer duo Visualsinternationals

5 Questions with iIlustrator Xavier Truant

As an illustrator I grew up in the Westhoek or ‘West Corner’ of West Flanders. Its fields were once well-known battlegrounds for the World Wars. Now it’s a beautifully serene area renowned for its hop and beer culture. When I was younger, my parents had a bakery and tearoom, and that’s where I began my first forays into illustration — between the old ladies that came to eat tarts and sip coffee. Continue reading 5 Questions with iIlustrator Xavier Truant