Discover the interview of Katelijne De Muelenaere from Design Sense in Ypres, Belgium.
How did you become a designer?
I chose to study graphic design because I liked the idea of being creative in interpreting the demands and needs of my clients, whilst still being able to put my own stamp on the design results. As I’ve always loved books and other printed matter, graphic design was the obvious choice for me.
How would you define your vision of design, your style ?
My design style is subtle, clean, well-structured, straight-forward and contemporary ― no redundant extras but ‘less is more’. The lay-out has to support the message, not the other way around.
For the future, what are your professional projects ?
I’d love to continue designing identities, brochures, books, exhibition panels and so on in which I can put thought and care in order to come to solid, distinctive and appealing end results that are appreciated by both my clients and myself.
What do you like the most in your job ?
As well as the fact that being a graphic designer involves creativity, I also like the variation my job brings ― lots of different projects and clients in a variety of fields etc. Nothing beats the feeling of a satisfying end result after a positive collaboration with clients, especially when we are on the same page with our approach and our desired look and feel for the project.