An interview with photographer Merel ‘t Hart

Merel ‘t Hart was born in France and raised by Dutch parents. She took an interest in the arts quite early in life; spending hours drawing and painting as a child. As a young teenager, she and her family moved back to the Netherlands. But a few years later, at the age of 17, Merel decided to move back to France, to study at Nanterre University in Paris, where she graduated with a master in political science and a master in English. Before taking a more serious interest in photography she worked in the publishing world.  Continue reading An interview with photographer Merel ‘t Hart

An interview with fashion designer Pierre-Antoine Vettorello

Fashion designer Pierre-Antoine was born in Bordeaux, France. When he was 22, he decided to study textile design in Paris. Later on, he continued his journey to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium to study fashion design, where he graduated in 2012. Continue reading An interview with fashion designer Pierre-Antoine Vettorello

An interview with multi-talented graphic designer Tom Muller

Tom is a Belgian graphic designer from Antwerp who is living and working in London for the last 12 years. For the past 11 years, he worked for a number of independent design agencies (Vir2L Studios, Lost in Space, Kleber, Studio Output), usually focussing on digital and interactive work whilst keeping a sideline of more print and brand-oriented projects. Continue reading An interview with multi-talented graphic designer Tom Muller

An interview with architects Bruno Despierre and Kelly Hendriks aka B-ILD

Bruno Despierre and Kelly Hendriks met each other while studying at Sint-Lucas Ghent. After working at offices like Conix Architects, Dirk De Leeuw, 51N4E, OMA NY and Christian Kieckens Architects, B-ILD was founded in 2009. Their office is based in the centre of Brussels, Belgium. Continue reading An interview with architects Bruno Despierre and Kelly Hendriks aka B-ILD

An interview with graphic designer Sara De Bondt

Sara is a female Belgian graphic designer, based in London. She studied graphic design for four years at Sint-Lukas Brussels and did an exchange to Universidad de Bellas Artes, Granada, Spain for three months. After graduating she did a two-year post-graduate design residency at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht (Netherlands).  Continue reading An interview with graphic designer Sara De Bondt

Interview with fashion designer duo Black Balloon

Black Balloon is Cléo Baele and Sarah Bos. Together they form the creative brain behind this young fashion label from Ghent. The label designs clothes, shoes and accessories for men and women, with music and emotion, setting the tone. This is what they themselves call the ‘Black Balloon world’. Continue reading Interview with fashion designer duo Black Balloon

An interview with designer Thomas Bossée

Designer Thomas Bossée was born in 1985 and studied journalism for three years. After coming to the conclusion that writing was not as exciting as expected, he studied another two years to become a desktop publisher. During his education, Thomas discovered his passion for logo design, branding and typography. In 2008 he established his personal identity ‘Made By Thomas’, mainly focusing on working as a global freelance identity designer. Currently, he is also working as the part-time creative director of Bits of Love, a digital unit from Bruges (Belgium). Continue reading An interview with designer Thomas Bossée

An interview with pattern designer Pauline Gorelov

Pauline is a freelance surface and pattern designer born in Russia and based in Brussels. She moved to Belgium with her parents when she was 10. She studied typography, visual communication & textile design at La Cambre where she graduated in 2007. She creates repetitive patterns for fabrics, wallpapers, home decoration and fashion. Continue reading An interview with pattern designer Pauline Gorelov

The importance of correct use of trademark symbols

Intellectual Property (or simply IP) is the general name for the field of law which deals with protection for trademarks, patents and copyrights – all of which legal ‘tools’ developed for and used by companies in order to be equipped to maintain the exclusivity of their advertising properties and/or inventions and to rightfully object to competitors infringing on these rights. While all of these separate IP rights have their own corresponding symbols, I will only discuss those related to trademarks in this contribution. Continue reading The importance of correct use of trademark symbols