SHE IS
CHRISTEL MICHIELS

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.

- Steve Jobs

About her


SHE LOVES TELL BEAUTIFUL STORIES WITH IMAGERY & MAKING GOOD STUFF THROUGH PROJECTS…

Belgian graphic designer living in Norway since 2018, she entered the "creative world" during her childhood. Dreamy, she still has her head in the sky. Myths, legends, fantastic creatures, old civilizations and love of 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 advised her to choose another direction and finally she decided to follow the path of technical drawing.
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 softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Dreamweaver and Flash. But also Quark X-Press for editing, 3D Studio Max 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, heaven and hell. It is under this nickname that she collaborated as a book cover designer 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 works under her real name because her creative world is broader than digital art and illustration. Her digital imagery is available on the web for printing on Society6.


Clients

VOO, Be tv (previously Canal+ Belgium),Nethys, Stephanie Brasey, Edouard Brasey, Editions Oracom, Editions Qui Lit Vit, Editions Telemaque, Editions Marco Pietteur, Month9Books Publishing, Editions Sens Contraires, Mad About Music, Markize Band, Section Metal,...