I have always been a designer. When I was six years old and in primary school I drew logos of my name on everything, my father said I had an identity crisis. A classmate once saw my notebook and asked me why she couldn't draw such nice letters, up until then I thought everyone could do that, apparently that is not the case...
Skip forward a few years. When I was 15 I tried to remake logos of well known brands in CorelDRAW, which came free with every computer. Finding the right font was a challenge. I could print my designs on a dot-matrix-printer. Preeeep preeep.
At university things became more sophisticated. Next to a lot of design theory I got to know the Adobe Suite which somehow became the industry standard. Industrial design is mostly three-dimensional, so I also learned SolidWorks and bit of MAYA.
I became interested in interface design, which adds a layer of complexity to graphic design.
I still draw a lot, I like to start any design on paper, but it quite quickly moves to the digital domain. I am a Adobe Illustrator envangelist, I have converted colleagues who were troubled by pixel-persuasion. The liberation that vectors offer must not be underestimated.
If you want more details about me you can download my curriculum vitae below.