During the past school year and within the context of my drawing course, I spent some of my time sketching the magnificent penguin. Why penguins, you may ask? Good question. I sought to find the perfect way to draw these amazing flightless birds, by analysing the construction and shapes of the bodies of many penguin species. On land, the penguin is a clown, in the water he is an artist. I tried to draw the penguin and it’s struggle on land, marching on, standing strong, defying the elements. Long live them.
Playing with vectors in processing and implementing the code in html with processing.js. The temporary result of an ongoing process (see what I did there?) that has no end. Many thanks to my tutor Jan Pillaert and fellow students Tom Van Keer and Wout Neirynck. Much more to come very soon.
you can find the source code here.
Collected is a fictional magazine about the history and culture of collecting. The assignment was to create the first edition of the magazine, an experimental publication with articles about Frederik Ruysch, Cabinets of Curiosities, Data Archives, Fritz Kahn and many more. Only the textual content was delivered, and it was my task to make it come together: to lay-out, illustrate and finalize the production. The second part of the assignment was to create a digital supplement for one of the articles. I created an interactive website to make the big chunk of textual information presented in “A Very Short History of Big Data”, less painful to read. Offering clear information through functional design was the main idea behind my interpretation of Collected.
The good people at rekto:verso, magazine for culture and critique, offered our class a chance to redesign their website from the ground up. A responsive layout was essential for this assignment. I wanted to offer the user an optimal reading experience, and a better and much more simple flow. The main idea behind my redesign was optimal user experience through a revamped home page and search-and-find function, and the articles themselves. Larger text, more space and a renewed comments-section to integrate users into the article were added. During this process I learned the HTML and CSS languages, mainly by myself. You can view the pages I made here.
The goal of this assignment was to create a brand identity for TIKA – Soul Furniture, a fictional designer collective, in a period of six weeks. The only information given was that it would be a Belgian start-up, but aiming at the international market. I imagined the designers at TIKA would be self-centered, not really caring about the client. Achieving pure expression by designing furniture would be their only goal. I tried to reflect that mindset in both the use of colors and the visual language. A stubborn company with a stubborn brand identity.