I simply like to draw — Sam Vanallemeersch

For the last fifteen years, Antwerp-based illustrator Sam Vanallemeersch (°1978) has been churning out an astonishing body of work, published globally, appreciated universally. Sam works in two distinct styles: Kolchoz for polished graphic-based illustrations and Sovchoz, for vibrant, mind-blowing pencil drawings. Here’s why. Continue reading I simply like to draw — Sam Vanallemeersch

5 Questions with art director Frank Schouwaerts

Frank Schouwaerts is an Antwerp based art director with a background in graphic design. Frank is trained both inside smaller agencies and bigger companies.
For a couple of years, I worked as an art director for Kipling which was, at that time, putting a lot of efforts in becoming a more fashionable brand. Continue reading 5 Questions with art director Frank Schouwaerts

5 Questions with Elke Scholiers 施瑷珂

Elke Scholiers is an art director, graphic designer and photographer originally from Brussels. She holds a B.F.A. and M.A. in graphic design from the LUCA School of Arts Brussels and a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Arts from the KASK Conservatorium Ghent. While at the university she would do side jobs to make enough money to travel to Asia and this is how she developed a genuine interest in photography. Continue reading 5 Questions with Elke Scholiers 施瑷珂

5 Questions with Brosmind

Two brothers working as illustrators and artists in Barcelona, that’s Brosmind. They combine commercial illustration with other personal projects in which they experiment with other disciplines, techniques and formats. Juan and Alejandro love to create vibrant and colourful illustrations, full of dynamic and optimistic characters. Continue reading 5 Questions with Brosmind

Creative Network and Flanders DC launch Creative Fair Play

Collaboration and outsourcing are essential in the creative industries. The success of your partnership – temporarily, on a platform or through intermediaries – strongly depends on the equilibrium between all parties, that’s Creative Fair Play. Continue reading Creative Network and Flanders DC launch Creative Fair Play

5 Questions with Tekla Severin

Tekla Evelina Severin grew up in a middle-sized Swedish town a bit north of Stockholm. The kind of town where the only thing you wanted when you were a teenager was to get out of there. And so she moved to Stockholm when she was 20. She studied separate classes at Stockholm and Uppsala University like the history of thought, worked at cafés and even run her own café. After which she started to study interior architecture- and furniture design at Konstfack University of arts and crafts. Continue reading 5 Questions with Tekla Severin

Super Simple Things, Dries Otten

In the course of his fresh career, Antwerp based furniture designer Dries Otten (°1978) developed a singular, playful visual language. He talks about the long and winding road towards the craft and reveals a couple of inspirations: Belgian post WWI designers, but badly drawn stripes? Continue reading Super Simple Things, Dries Otten

Tips for starting freelancers

As a starting creative freelancer, you have a lot of questions. Here are a couple of learnings after working for more than 15 years as a freelance designer and talking to a lot of freelancers over the years running our portfolio platform Creative Network. I shared these learnings a couple of weeks back with the students of Devine, you can use them as a guide or a refresher if you will.  Continue reading Tips for starting freelancers

5 Questions with freelance digital creative Tom Vanhooreweder

I’m currently living and working as a freelance digital creative in Antwerp. I grew up in a city near Brussels. Nobody in my family is really doing anything creative… I’m the odd man out. 😉 So when I had the chance to pursue that creativity, I went ahead and did just that. Continue reading 5 Questions with freelance digital creative Tom Vanhooreweder

5 Questions with digital artist & graphic designer Frédéric Geerts

I’m a graphic designer and digital artist, mostly active in the entertainment and advertising industry. A production company offered me some freelance work while still at school, so I began my own business straight after graduating. It wasn’t thought out very well but I’ve been doing it ever since. Starting as a graphic designer, I now specialise in creative retouching, key visuals and matte painting. Continue reading 5 Questions with digital artist & graphic designer Frédéric Geerts