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Daan Rietbergen on creating Nespor and the importance of typographic systems

Daan Rietbergen on creating Nespor and the importance of typographic systems

We took the time to speak to Daan Rietbergen who is an Utrecht based independent graphic designer and artist specialising in visual identity, poster design and typography. Daan developed his passion for grids and systems during his time working at Studio Dumbar as a visual designer, forming the foundation for his typographic systems. He creates bold, powerful letterforms that can be viewed as murals across The Netherlands. Moreover, his work is heavily inspired by 60's/70's Dutch graphic design and by designers such as Wim Crouwel, Ben Bos, Jurriaan Schrofer,...


Alycia Rainaud on becoming an independent director and how psychology has influenced her creative journey

Alycia Rainaud on becoming an independent director and how psychology has influenced her creative journey

During the week, we spoke to Alycia Rainaud who is a French Graphic Designer and Digital Artist based in Montreal. Alycia graduated in June 2018 with a Master Degree in Graphic Design as well as a thesis dealing with the analogy between Book's shaping and Psychology. She recently started working as an independent director in January 2019. Her work is mainly focused on putting together editorial design, mental processes and visual experiments through a highly saturated yet dark aesthetic. Inspired by Jungian therapy, meditation, creative exercises and colour therapy; Maalavidaa also aims to...


Nubia Navarro on taking risks inside the design process

Nubia Navarro on taking risks inside the design process

We caught up with Nubia Navarro who is a Venezuelan graphic designer and lettering artist currently living in Bogota, Colombia. She started creating infographics and graphic pieces at university which led onto Nubia now specialising in the creation of digital and manual letters. She has worked with a number of advertising agencies over the past 7 years, working alongside major brands such as Adidas, Adobe, Tiffany & Co, Sprite and Flowers of Colombia. Her approach to design is very focused on solving problems using type as well as being passionate about playing around with shapes,...


Harriet Richardson on staying creative during a pandemic and using design to tackle important issues

Harriet Richardson on staying creative during a pandemic and using design to tackle important issues

We took the time to speak to Harriet Richardson who is a multi-disciplinary, London-based designer from Manchester. Harriet creates identities for ethical and ecologically conscious brands, as well as producing her own graphic prints. After graduating in 2017, she worked at Turner Duckworth before joining Pentagram as a designer. She aims to create memorable and satisfying pieces through the use of word play and visual tricks that bring the audience into a dialogue. At the moment, her focus is to continue using design...


Laura Normand on the joy of freelancing, manual work and the design process

Laura Normand on the joy of freelancing, manual work and the design process

During the week, we spoke to Laura Normand who is a 28 year old French freelance graphic designer and art director. Before becoming a full-time freelance designer, Laura worked at a range of different studios and design agencies where she developed her professional process. Alongside her design practice, Laura has set up a screenprint workshop called Atelier Voila. She is particularly inspired by vintage works as well as the Space Age which inspires the clean, futurist and cursive shapes that can be seen throughout her work.    ...