Belgian graphic designer living in Norway since January 2018, she entered the “creative world” during her childhood. Dreamy, she still has her mind in the sky. Myths, legends, fantastic creatures, old civilizations and love of the stories told by her mother, she develops an affinity with the imaginary world and wishes to become a painter. But this domain does not provide an easy and comfortable life. Her parents advise her to choose another direction and finally she decides to follow the path of technical drawing.

Christel Michiels

Her high school diploma in hand, she continues to university but for lack of attendance and interest she leaves school for a short time. After discovering computer science, she began a new cursus in graphic design where she learned to use Adobe software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Dreamweaver and Flash. But also Quark X-Press for editing, 3D Studio Max for 3D and some programming languages ​​to make websites.

During her studies, she discovered digital art (using photomontage) on Deviantart, a major creative community, which she joined in 2006. In 2008 after many hours of testing and practice, she found her format, her style and creates under the pseudonym Darkyria Design, symbol and reflect of her art and personality. A beautiful mix between dream and reality, black and white, paradise and hell. It is under this nickname that she collaborated as a book cover for publishing houses, private authors, events agency… She has also created tutorials for some creative magazines.
Today, she prefers to say goodbye to Darkyria Design and work under her real name because her creative world is broader than digital art and illustration. Her digital imagery is available on the net for printing on Society6.

Create – that’s the great salvation from suffering. That makes life lightly

Friedrich Nietzsche