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Authentic Jobs: EIGHT

14 Oct 2013
We are a few weeks into our yearly birthday celebration of Authentic Jobs. I can't believe this is already the 8th time we are doing this. Regular readers will know that we always celebrate this milestone by giving back. This year you can help us in surpassing the $100,000 mark in our charity: water campaign. Excited and proud to be part of this wonderful board and campaign!
A couple of weeks ago there was the launch of 'Collections', a WordPress theme I designed for The Theme Foundry. It was a pleasure to work on this theme, and a true privilege to work with and for this creative team. Today I want to share my story about this project, and tell you all about my design process. Be prepared for a rather extensive article, which is only a recapitulation of this design adventure…
While I was creating this infographic for Grinta! magazine, I was thinking why not turn this into a poster design for the 100th edition of the Tour of France. The idea of designing a poster on this subject had already been on my mind for a while, but this time I had a few concrete ideas & finally some time to actually create them…
Designing an infographic on a subject that sparks more than just your interest is always a fun challenge to do. This time Grinta! magazine asked me to design one about the Tour of France, and more particularly about the question that comes to mind of many cycling fans: 'What does a pro cycling team take with them to the Tour of France?'.
Sometimes I wish all job requests could be like this one. Then again, I'm the last person to complain as I get to do what I love on most days. What I want to say is that some projects just give me such a joy to work on. These favorites of mine usually have an illustration part. One of them was this infographic about women and cycling for Grinta!, a Belgian magazine all about cycling. Today I'll explain the steps I took during the design process, and also share some details on how I created some of the graphs…
A while ago I was contacted by Wolf, a Belgian indie brand of T-shirts for kids, asking me if I would be interested in designing a T-shirt for their collection. Their designs are of such high quality and I totally love the vibrant colors. Of course I was honored they asked me and I knew it would be totally fun to do.
It's that time of the year again where we start a new year and look back at how fast 366 days are gone. I like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers for the continuing visits and support. Hope you all will have an inspiring, healthy and lovable 2013.
Every year in September we celebrate another birthday for my partner in crime Authentic Jobs. It's pretty amazing that we are at the 7th year already. Regular readers will know by now that with each birthday we try to do some good and give something back. Last year we nearly raised $50,000 for charity: water.
On May 22th (2012), I spoke at MultiMania in Kortrijk, Belgium. My talk was all about the experimentation phase during the design of a project. This presentation was mostly based on my talk at An Event Apart Boston (U.S.) last year. I decided to talk about this subject because people often wonder how I end up using that particular composition, pattern, or that particular set of colors etc. There is never a straight answer to these questions, because it's always different for each project or design. A lot of variable factors are at play during the design phase, but one thing is certain, it all connects to experimenting, trying out stuff… To me design is a lot about experimenting, to try to push boundaries, and following your instinct. Today I'll give you a brief overview of what I talked about, with the focus on sharing the resources I shared in my presentation.
Last year Bart De Waele from Netlash bSeen asked me if I would be interested in designing a theme for their Fork CMS. Designing themes is something I always enjoy doing because of the creative freedom that comes with these kind of projects, so it didn't take me all too long to accept this great challenge. Here is another short behind the scenes story of my design adventures…
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