project: CD & vinyl design (2020)
Dystopia - Geen Weg Uit
Done: graphic design of VINYL & CD, bandphoto & social media material.
Photos on the cover by Bob Sebastian.
For Dutch doom black metal band Dystopia I was asked to do the graphic design for the latest album.
We were able to meet up and took the time to discus the values of the band. What message do you want to get across? What is the concept of this album?
I got a clear idea of what they we’re looking for and started designing.
We went with a clean, minimalistic design.
For the inside of both the CD and Vinyl we shot new bandphotos, which are also used for promotion. This also gave me the opportunity to shoot some textured photos of the setting which are later used in the design.
Personally I think they add something truly unique to the genre and am loving their atmospheric sound. Do give it a try yourself.
project: CD design (2015)
L.E.A.F. (Kati Rán) - Lys
Done: lettering, graphic and illustrative design for CD
LEAF bandlogo is not done by me.
In 2015 I had the pleasure of working together with Kati Rán for her project L.E.A.F.
Inspired by animism and Nordic history we went for a natural and simple design.
This is one of the few projects I’ve only used digital drawings for.
The design on the cover of the owl and birch trees are black and white ink printed on recycled cardboard paper. This was done out of eco-friendly considerations but also gave the design some extra texture for the right finishing touch.
For the booklet I used painted paper as texture to layer the texts and illustrations on. It was a fun challenge to fit all the lyrics in both languages on the pages, while still honouring the design and concept.
I personally love the outcome of this collaboration. Some of the artwork was also used for the backdrops during stage performances and in merchandise.
project: brand design (2018 – 2020)
House of Elder
In 2018, together with a friend, I opened a modern spiritual store in the citycenter of Haarlem.
From the beginning till I left in september 2020 I did all the interior and graphic design.
I went for a modern yet atmospheric corporate identity.
This turned out not to be the right path for me so in 2020 I decided to leave. It was a hard choice but I am now more than happy to finally pursue what I was meant to do:
Create beautiful artwork and help people with their designs.