What skills are essential to your job?
Curiosity, clear communication, confidence talking to people, organisational skills, a head for logistics, being able to manage several projects at a time, remember specific details and being able learn from mistakes.
Do you run any side projects alongside your job?
Whenever I can, or whenever something comes up. I do illustration jobs, paint and draw regularly, design posters for events, run workshops and events with friends. I think it’s important to use your spare time to do things you enjoy and that give you energy.
I recently took part in a Spring Design School that I was accepted onto at the Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. I took a week away from the studio and joined 19 artists and designers to create work for an online TV channel which they have launched called VANEYCK.TV, working under the guidance of designer Roosje Klap and artist and illustrator Jordy van den Nieuwendijk. We all created design work, drawings and animations independently and collectively in response to current day politics and affairs, things that we’re concerned about and interested in. It was a great experience, I met lovely people, and it was fun to challenge myself.
What tools do you use most for your work?
Sketchbook; favourite pen; Photoshop; Illustrator and InDesign.