Aperio is a self initiated project. After I made my own ceramic vermut set I got inspired by designing a whole brand of vermut around it. Since I am a big fan of designing packaging (I am the kind of person that buys stuff because the packagings looks so appealing. I choose my wine based on the label design, guilty!) I decided to design everything that could fit into a vermut-bar or vermut truck.
Simons Kräuter is an organic tea farm based in the rural countryside of Austria. They don't only produce tea on the farm but also lots of different herbs for organic infusions, soups and spices. I designed them a small identity, several tea and herb packagings, social media content, a poster and a tea card.
For this picture book with illustrations by Elly van Mourik, I helped her by digitalizing her paintings and by making the lay-out of the book. She is a self-taught Dutch artist and painter. This picture book, that doesn’t contain any text aims to let children create their own story line in illustrations and to let their imagination run wild.
The title translated reads: ‘‘With mom to the petting zoo’’
Current status: in print
For Golden Spruce Cannabis, located in Vancouver BC, I was asked to design a new sticker for their pain salve tins.
Their multipurpose healing salve is made out of the essence of freshly cut cannabis plants by subjecting it to subcritical temperatures. It’s commonly used for arthritis, menstrual cramps, eczema, skin cell regeneration, psoriasis, anti wrinkle and sun burn relief.
Eugenia Maria Mauvecin, working as a personal nutritionist in Barcelona, asked me to design a logo for her. I developed a playful, female and simple small branding concept. With the elements of the logo you can make endless patterns and grids. Here you can see some of my ideas.
Paco from Braseria Catavins asked me to help him with a renewal of his identity. Basically he didn’t have any identity of his own at all, so I helped him out. In exchange for a few delicious dinners at his cozy restaurant I designed him a logo, a small website and some promotional flyers. Sometimes (most often actually) the way to my heart, is through my stomach ;-)
A typographic experiment.
There are things that you don't always want to speak out loud, but you somehow feel the need to say it. Back in the early days of the 17th century, it was quite common for painters/artists to 'hide' messages in their artworks. Every flower had and still has its own symbolic value, we just don't really use that secret code anymore.
I created a new formula by connecting the symbolic values of the flowers to personality traits of people. Like that you can always compose the perfect bouquet for that person you want to give the flowers to. Just fill out the Personality Checklist. Even if they just have negative traits (which is hard to imagine), I can arrange a beautiful bouquet according to the formula!
Carefully I arranged bouquets that carry a special message, based on the symbolic values of each flower. Some are nice, some are not so nice ;-)
1. I am proud of you
2. I am still a virgin
3. I want to get to know you
4. I hate you
Beside this formula I also designed a seed buffet. An almost 4 meter long table with glass jars with 40 different seed variations. Each of the flower seeds had their characteristics laser printed next to the glass jar.
I am currently designing a website and logo for an organic farm in California. Soon more to come, but here a little preview!
A non-commissioned silkscreen project I brought to live :-)
I love to do experiments! These are graphics I created after an experiment with nail polish on paper. With a little editing in photoshop I created these beautiful stains. I wouldn't mind to have a stain like that on my t-shirt ;-)
This book is about the use of ceramic systems in architecture and explains in different projects and example cases how these techniques were applied.
The cover is finished off with a shiny, 'pearlish' paper. The orange typography is meant to imitate the actual base element of ceramics: terracotta. Design for publishing house Birkhäuser, together with Proxi.
Obataimu is a fashion boutique in Bombay, India. Since they were closed for the season to work on their new stunning collection of garments, they needed a poster to keep their visitors patient, and to let them know that they will be back for the upcoming season. I designed the poster for the opening. And since it's a festive occasion where supposedly, some alcohol will flow, I designed some coasters too!
Sieger Schotanus had asked me to design his new business cards. He wanted his new cards to be more contemporary and stylish.
I designed an identity for a friend who started to grow her own flowers on an urban field in the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Initially she only wanted a logo and a business card, but I felt so free to exploit the nice ingredients out of the identity with some other objects, such as paper bags, a tote bag and jars of honey.
For the Obataimu fashion boutique in Bombay, India I created this animated invitation. Last Grabs, to score the last items from the store before closing for the upcoming season.
Kobalto is Elsa Sanchez. Elsa works as set/shop-window designer and uses all kinds of objects in her designs, so logically we decided to use all kinds of different objects on her cards too to express the variety in her work. The cards are printed with white ink which gives it an extra rich contrast! In cooperation with Proxi.