Challenge & Change
The first trimester has passed and I can proudly say a lot has changed recently in my life.
The biggest change is I’ve quit my job at King George and signed a new contract early 2017 at Code d’Or, a full service web agency located in Ghent, as their new webdesigner. This change has given me a mental boost, relieved me from a ton of stress and has given me the opportunity to work in a more structured, positive environment and crew. This has driven me to learn a bunch of new programs in a really short time-frame like Sketch and Adobe Experience Design, but I’ve also started reading a dozen courses on user experience, interface design, app design and design all together. Currently my functions as the sole webdesigner (and partly art director), lies in creating websites, brand identities, giving client-presentations and working closely with front-end developers to create interesting websites, apps and tools.
Also, I’ve freshened up my personal identity, as I’m doubt whether or not I should start working as an actual freelance artist as a secondary occupation. It’s fair to say the graphic landscape is flooded with so-called designers that handle a “cheap design for a cheap price”-mentality, making me nauseous upon receiving yet another cheaply designed flyer created in a ‘comic sans/Wordart’-style. Making it hard to make people understand why a proper design runs with a higher price. Any advice on this topic is welcome!
Apart from work I’ve taken up my readings on gamedesign, we’ll be adopting a kitten shortly, we remodelled our apartment partially and Theater Flanel will be hosting a new performance called “Fausto” next weekend, featuring the wonderful illustrated work of Flore De Ruysscher.