MY DRIVE TO DESIGN
When I think of what I love the most about design, I immediately think about print and paper.
I want to make books that are so gorgeous that people want to put them on a special shelve in stead of in their bookcase. I want to make a poster that people secretly steal off a cafe wall so they can put it in their own house. I want to design packaging that people want to keep, even though the product is finished. I can’t wait to make things that will reach a lot of people and bring them joy.
In 2018 I graduated as a graphic designer from the University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU), and I am excited to finally bring my studies into practice and begin my career. I want to produce work that stands out, impacts people, and has a meaningful and memorable effect. I am committed and determined to achieve this goal, and I will devote all that I have to earn it.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR
I love working in a team that’s driven and works hard to achieve goals together. I want to be part of a team that works for the greater good, works together, and views things from each others perspectives. I feel a good team works to inspire each other, and walks the extra mile to make every brief/project an accomplishment – for the team, for the studio, and for success as a whole.
I want to learn more and develop myself, so I’m looking for a junior role where I’ll have a team that can help guide me and help me grow as a designer. I look forward to learning more about the details of typography, using grids, and how to make even more accurate (or experimental) designs. I want to gain more knowledge about the use of colour, layout, composition and the printing process, and I want to improve my planning and organisation skills.
WHAT YOU GET
I work with a lot of care and attention in everything I do. My eye for detail makes the little things stand out to me, I like it when things are exactly right and perfectly aligned – it’s a passion and dedication that I bring to all my work. With print, texture and feeling are also very important to me. I believe the look of a design is only completed by using the perfect material for it, and the medium is part of the design as a whole.
In my prior education I have gained a large range of experience with different types of people, most of them individually. These experiences have tested me and given me valuable lessons in how to interact in different circumstances. Be it working with troubled teenagers, assisting disabled kids, or tutoring refugees, I feel I have been given difficult but important training that will assist me in the next steps of my career.
If you think I could be a good addition to your team, let’s meet up! 🙂