Tell us about yourself!
Next to the things I do professionally like designing, drawing, teaching, organising, initiating and bringing people together, I think you can call me an enthusiastic and passionate guy. Chasing everything that makes me happy, which at the moment has a lot to do with letters, script and art.
What is your connection to Abel?
Almost a year and a half ago Joachim Baan reached out to me to join the design process of the Abel branding as a typographer. I was very delighted with this question because in the inspiration there was one font example that was exactly my normal handwriting. In my career as a designer of hand drawn letters, this has never ever happened before. It was very special for me to be asked to write in my natural hand – just like I would write on a shopping list or something. Funny coincidence right?
What is your favourite fragrance and how does it make you feel?
White Vetiver and Grey Labdanum. The way it makes me feel goes parallel with the place I keep the bottles.
The White Vetiver is standing on the very last stop when I leave my house in the morning, next to my keys. A fresh start, a good morning, jumping on my bike, best moment of the day. The Grey Labdanum I keep at my studio. So it is used when I am heading out in the evening. Grey Labdanum, for me is more present, suits the night.
What is inspiring you at the moment?
I’m still with my head in the clouds since leaving the mountains in the Dolomites and Tuscany. I cycled through the amazing nature and intense landscapes for two weeks. Being out there, just you and your bike, to climb those roads is just perfect. The great view a surprise when you reached the top after thirty switchbacks, that feeling is going to keep me on track at least till the end of the year.