Discover the interview of Christina Dumont, located in Hamburg, Germany
How did you become designer ?
I believe my designer story starts back on the Portuguese Island where I grew up, Madeira. I was always a very visual person, maybe that’s the reason I can’t finish reading books until the very end (quite embarrassing, but true). Inspired by my grandfather, I started exploring analog photography by the age of 14, which I also ended up studying years later at the Fbaul in Lisbon, Portugal.
The actual ‘graphic design’ passion started in Berlin while studying painting at the Universität der Künste (Udk) – the freedom of combining all these media was such an exciting thing to do back then – and still is.
After my studies I did a few internships, for instance in Barcelona at Vasava Artworks and in Hamburg at Mutabor Design. These internships and my master degree that I did in Florence, Italy, for sure, contributed to the designer that I am today.
How would you define your vision of design, your style ?
I have this multidisciplinary vision, in which the idea of combining different modalities is key to create outstanding and meaningful design.
I can’t really say that I have a style because I always try to learn something new, and once I do, I implement it in my new designs. I see it as an ‘always-on-going-style’ – like a snowball getting bigger and bigger, without hurting anyone, of course!
For the future, what are your professional projects ?
Honestly, I have no idea – but I can tell you which my goals are: I want to organize some illustration workshops to share my passion; I would love to have a small art/photography atelier with a lot of light (yes, because I despise flash light) and a lot of plants – maybe also the old radio of my grandmother, once I get it fixed. A small gallery would also be nice..but one of my biggest dreams is to be independent enough to be able to work from all over the world, while discovering its beauty.
AH, maybe also a small wine-yard in the south of France, I would like to design a wine label soon..
What do you like the most in your job ?
First of all, the people I work with – without a good team spirit everything is much harder, I am thankful for that everyday. My highlight are the illustration projects, they are a good challenge and allow me to get better each day – learning one small thing each day should be the goal of everyone, I believe.