Books 

Creating books is something I find very relaxing. From the first steps of creating imagery and illustrations to layouts, looking at prints and choosing the paper and finally binding, which I do myself. Every step of the book design ​brings me joy.

 

Lost and Found

 

A collection of visual essays and installation images from the minor programme Lost and Found. This book was made as a collective, so all the decisions of the graphic design, size, paper and print were made together. This experience showed the crucial steps in bookmaking and the importance of listening while working in a group.

Design Academy Eindhoven

3rd year, minor programme - Lost and Found

teacher - Adrian Silvestri

2018


 

Glory to body

 

This project looks at the fat on our body from three angles, oily skin, hairy body and greasy hair. In all of these cases, it comes across as ugly when presented in public, this project questions this perception. For instance, oily skin became a tool to present yourself in a similar way as bodybuilders do. The importance of shaving/waxing was linked to different objects – kiwi, cactus, fur, toothbrush, paintbrush, grass, etc. – questioned in their natural state with hair. The greasy hair was used to make patterns for clothing (unique personal greasy mark).

 

Design Academy Eindhoven
2nd year, 3rd trimester
teacher - Sietze Kalkwijk
2017

 

Humanized

 

Manipulated Instagram travel photo collection, which plays around with the human figure and its presence in the picture. The background gets a new appreciation. It has always been there - either as a building or a landscape. As these backgrounds are popular travel destinations and have been captured for so many times, they now have been humanized. Every photo has been transformed into a different body part. Artificial and not exactly anatomically correct, they impersonate every person who has been in front of them. Intuitively manipulated backgrounds reveal the closeups and hidden structures these pictures hide. Next to this, patterns made out of the body parts repeat the pattern of the real background. Ode to the backgrounds!

 

Design Academy Eindhoven
3rd year, minor programme - Lost and Found
teacher - Adrian Silvestri
2018


 

La Reunion patterns (the book which was part of the project “Pass it on” )

“Pass it on” deals with the issue a lot of crafts face – no interest from the young generation to continue the tradition. La Reunion Vacoa craftsmen explained that it is hard to get young people interested in an old craft, but how crucial it actually was to pass on the skill. This project is designed to connect La Reunion students and craftsmen, to show to both that working together can be beneficial. It not only allows learning from each other but also understand the tradition which is critical to preserve. Through a 9 week program, the students would learn through making and see the beauty of their own heritage.

Design Academy Eindhoven
3rd year,  studio
teachers - Steff Bakker, AtelierNL

2018


 

Stairway to heaven

 

Research - essay project about staircases. The staircase, one of the fundamental elements of architecture. In the essay, the staircase was analyzed from different aspects, representation of the staircase in movies, monumental quality in architecture and from the emotional sensibility which this structure represents. In all of these cases, it was valued for its emotional and visual elements.

 

Design Academy Eindhoven
3rd year, minor programme - Lost and Found
teacher - Marietta de Vries
2018


 

Hide without seeking

 

As a starting point, I was given an object - a lock. I based my research on the aspect of safety, as this object is meant to secure. this idea crystalized in a statement - the feeling of safety. I materialized it into camouflage project, which was divided into two parts. First one plays with the fine line of safety in the city - becoming invisible to be safe. Series of patterns from the city applied to clothe with labels which show the location where to hide. The second one looks into popular retail shop assortment. Series of wallpapers extracted from garments.

Design Academy Eindhoven
2nd year, 2nd trimester
teachers - AtelierNL
2017


 

Tablewear

 

Tableware project which plays around with the eating at buffet and picnics. I studied the interaction between people during these events and the plate which always came in the way of a handshake. I designed three wearable ceramic pieces - a necklace, ring, bracelet. An accessory with a function, where the food becomes the jewels.


Design Academy Eindhoven
2nd year, 3rd trimester
teachers - AtelierNL
2017


 

Mushroom wellness

 

Project about questioning the healthcare. Using the idea of traditional medicine, I chose a mushroom, which is widely produced in Asia. I studied the properties of wood ear mushroom and different ways to combine it with natural flavours (depending on the purpose of remedy). My proposal was experimental food design which when used correctly can benefit our health. Inspiration for this concept came from personal experience. After suffering from a disease my friend had to take 12 pills a day, which changed the behaviour and mental state of her.

Design Academy Eindhoven
2nd year, 1st trimester
teachers - Studio buro BELÉN
2016


 

Pink and Blue

 

A  look into the perception of pink and blue colour. How the colour is associated with gender nowadays, and how it was some time ago. This small booklet dives into the relationship we have with this, at times, unrepeatable pair.

Design Academy Eindhoven
2nd year, 1st trimester
teachers - Studio buro BELÉN
2016