Art has always played a major role in my life, whether it has been through painting, photography or filmmaking.
After completing several creative projects in these fields I have noticed what my creative process usually looks like and what my strengths and pitfalls are.
My process is usually quite chaotic, I am not a methodical planner and I depend heavily on energy or inspiration spikes that lead me through my process. It is during these spikes when I develop myself the most, which has helped me achieve a high level in some skills like oil painting or Photoshop in a short time. My drive and my attention to detail, and my independent learning have helped develop many skills. These skills I developed independently before my study include oil painting, photography, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator
I do not like the feeling of routine in my process which is why I am always quite experimental and usually enjoy trying new things. However, I am also quite a perfectionist which on one hand helps me develop a lot but on the other hand, can hold me back when I do not achieve the results I expect.
One of the biggest goals in my process is to find comfort in a routine and develop my discipline.
I see design as a field that bridges the gap between technology and society. The good designer should be able to find new ways to simplify or empower the user’s life though the creative use and application of technology. The technology can be implemented in design as part of the product and be directly available to the user but it can also be used in the design process as tool for creation and experimentation. This last kind of design is the one I am interested in. I have been inspired by this approach in Iris van Herpen or Olivier van Herpt’s work and in the development of technologies like 3D metamaterials. I have been able to experience this approach in the elective “Digital Craftmanship”. Here design becomes a tool for exploration and experimentation that led by a creative mind can lead to unexpected results. The designer can then find how these innovations can be applied to different fields.