A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe

Driven by the lack of female role models in graphic design, notamuse is a project that critically investigates the visibility of women graphic designers in the design public. While there are many women working in the field, the public discourse as we encounter it on conferences and blogs, in design books and design history, is still dominated by men. Continue reading A New Perspective on Women Graphic Designers in Europe

5 Questions with illustrator Thomas Hedger

It’s always been for me about how I could work out everything else around me to allow me to still create rather than the the other way round. I have a constant urge to draw that keeps me going – I enjoy the tactile-ness of being able to draw something and translate expression, to open a conversation about the things I look at and find interesting, pulling out the overlooked or subtle narratives of everyday life and trying to put together a story in a single image.

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5 Questions with Sean Hogan of Australian design studio Trampoline

I remember as a child I spent a lot of time drawing diagrams of cars that had all sorts of weapons like tomato sauce squirters, thumb tack dispenses, laser beams and flame throwers. These drawings all featured a car in side profile with lots of arrows and notations about how all my imagined mechanisms would work. They were quite detailed drawings and looking back, I guess these were my first forays into attempting to express and communicate my ideas visually. Continue reading 5 Questions with Sean Hogan of Australian design studio Trampoline

Analyst with a Designer Heart, Tom Dorresteijn

Peeling off layers. That’s what Tom Dorresteijn, CEO of the internationally acclaimed Studio Dumbar, does most of his time. Whether it be in the organizations he works for, in the people he works with or in himself – peeling off is the road to purity. The drummer-turned-strategist talks why he never writes more than one page, offering words of wisdom along the way. Continue reading Analyst with a Designer Heart, Tom Dorresteijn

5 Questions with graphic designer Thomas Dahm (Neon Moiré)

Thomas Dahm works and lives in the beautiful historic city of Delft. His studio is in a former hospital that looks out over a canal. During the summer every 15 minutes a tourist boat floats by. With guides telling the most crazy stories about the building. Which is hilarious. Continue reading 5 Questions with graphic designer Thomas Dahm (Neon Moiré)

5 Questions with illustrator Lien Geeroms

Lien Geeroms was born and raised in Leuven. She moved to Ghent for a few years to study graphic design and illustration at St. Lucas. After graduating she moved back and settled down in Leuven. She has two sons aged 9 and 12 and is still married to her first love. Lien has been working as a freelance illustrator for 6 years. Continue reading 5 Questions with illustrator Lien Geeroms