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I like narrate beautiful stories with imagery & making good stuff trough projects…

Who am I?

Belgian by birth but Norwegian by heart, I left my suitcases in the far north in January 2018 and decided to write a new chapter in my history. Nevertheless, the creative world in which I live has never left me, it has been with me since I was a child. Passionate about the imaginary, myths and legends, fantastic bestiaries but also mythology, ancient civilisations, I create a bubble in which I regularly escape. Add to that an incredible attraction for reading and the stories told by my mother and you have a cocktail of good things just waiting to be expressed. By choosing the artistic path as a profession, I knew that I was making the right choice, even if I was going through completely different desires. My parents saw the potential and encouraged me, so I started by taking courses to become an Architect. Unfortunately, the lack of trust, interest and immaturity of the moment, I simply decided to stop. It was only after I realised that it would be hard to find a job that I started a bachelor's degree in computer graphics. This decision was the best thing I could do in choosing my studies since computer graphics combined two passions: drawing and computer science (a discovery made through my father).

What am I doing?

Having studied a lot of subjects and software during my studies, it is only for the purpose of these that I chose the path of publishing and illustration to express myself. Between Photoshop and I, the agreement was not always as simple as it is today :) It was only after many hours of practice that I finally received the satisfaction of seeing that my work was appreciated when a British author asked me to work on the cover illustrations for her trilogy. Since then, I have started to have requests from all over the place and this has convinced me to continue along this path. In particular, I had the opportunity to work with one of my favourite French authors but also to collaborate with a publishing house to produce tutorials to appear in creative magazines. My creative universe in illustration is wide even if most of the time it evolves around fantasy, dark, fantastic,... Of course, as a versatile person, I don't just stay in a closed circle. With experience acquired within a small internal agency in the telecommunications field, I can also work on the layout of corporate documents. Whether for internal use or for customers through sales channels and promotional mail, I produce all types of media. I can also work on the development of your image by creating your visual identity.

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,...
 
  • A. Brantes
    I had the opportunity to work with Christel for music projects on where their amazing digital work fits exactly what music try to inspire. Christel's understanding of details and her passion to bring a hight detailed result are a high value that I would like to see in the rest graphic designers. Christel does it with creativity, objectivity, and pleasure. I'm in love with her strategic mindset and passion for design. She's a constant inspiration! I hope to work together in the near future.
    A. Brantes
    UX Strategist at Posmo
  • J. Deridder
    I had the opportunity to work with Christel at VOO. Besides her creativity in graphic design, I enjoyed her understanding of the business needs - a creative and strategic mindset. She is involved in what she's doing and has a great eye for details - a great skill for a graphic designer.
    J. Deridder
  • Delphine A.
    Travailler avec Christel est un vrai plaisir. Toujours à l'écoute des besoins, créative, elle cerne rapidement les attentes et est toujours ouverte aux discussions. Investie dans son travail, consciencieuse et méticuleuse, Christel est assurément une personne sur qui l'on peut compter lorsque l'on veut s'assurer la réussite d'un projet.
    Delphine A.
    Freelance copyrighter
  • Erica Vanini
    Jeune, dynamique et incroyablement courageuse ... Christel cache derrière sa structure un talent d’artiste qui m’a bluffé ... une jolie rencontre
    Erica Vanini
  • Edouard Brasey
    Christel est une illustratrice talentueuse dont l’univers onirique et merveilleux suscite l’admiration. Elle a créé pour moi des couvertures de romans qui ont incontestablement apporté une grande valeur ajoutée aux livres. Je recommande son travail à tous ceux qui seront sensibles à son œuvre
    Edouard Brasey
  • Tarek El Aouam
    Perfectionist, meticulously creative, dedicated to her work, and always cheerful, those are the words that come to my mind when I think of Christel. I had the pleasure to work with Christel for my second year's internship, where she had always been helpful and keen to explain things even when they were outside of the scope of her tasks. Christel would be a tremendous asset for any position requiring motivation, creativity, and a particular attention to detail.
    Tarek El Aouam
  • Cédric Fumière
    Christel is a very dedicated, creative and easy going person. Dedication: she is really dedicated to provide fine work and goes to the granular level of details. Creative: that pops out to you when seing her work. Easy going: it's always a pleasure to collaborate or have a nice chat with Christel. Miss working with you :-)
    Cédric Fumière
    The House of Marketing
  • Yves Haas
    I thought of Christel for a personal project of book and I was not disappointed. She proved to be creative, reliable, flexible and on time. The quality of the work was at the level of my (high) expectations. If another similar project comes I'll definitely involve her again.
    Yves Haas
    IRISnet