At the beginning of quarantine, I found this very nice app called Habit. It helped me to keep track and maintain good habits in everyday life, showing me how to make progress with every 'habits' that I want to improve, like reading, doing yoga, looking for inspiration. It has a very minimal and well designed interface, it’s easy to use and keeps you motivated!
I love collecting magazines (about design, art, fashion, lifestyle). They’re my guilty pleasure, the more I have, the more I want. I’m super passionate about the way they’re printed, the infinite kinds of paper and different bindings. I get a lot of inspiration from them.
One of my favourite playlists at the moment is the LAB111 cafe’s playlist called 111FM: Strangelove Radio. I’ve been addicted to it because it’s so diverse and full of artists that I love (Radiohead, Andy Sott, Khruangbin) then a lot of bossa-nova, underground dance and so much more.
I recently stumbled upon Caroline Dowsett on Instagram. I fell in love with her dynamic yet simple art and the way she puts together colours, shapes and typography in super bold compositions.
Any wall drawings by Sol LeWitt.
Tombow dual brush markers in pastel colours for when I need a moment of art-therapy.
Liza Enebeis is a true hero to me, for her design vision and of course her sense of humour. I found out about Studio Dumbar through her talk at Nicer Tuesdays in 2018 and the way she showcased their work made me fall in love even more with motion graphic design. Also, her Instagram account is such a great source of visual inspiration.
Going out of my comfort zone, especially making mistakes and finding solutions, is the most effective way to learn, because that’s when I feel challenged the most.
Proactivity. Show what you’re capable of, but always stay humble.
I get very excited! Jokes aside, I usually make a list of keywords to take inspiration from during my brainstorm session.
I would probably want to be a chef. I love cooking so much. My dream is to find a way to bring my passion for food and design together. I'm actually trying to come up with new ideas for a personal project that can be food-related. Let’s see what I’ll come up with…
I would pick the Westergas brand identity by ..,staat. Its design execution is so striking and eye-catchy that it instantly grabbed my attention. I loved the printed journal and all the different designs created for the posters around Amsterdam
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