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Location: Hasselt (Belgium)
Profile Last Updated: May 15, 2012
Member Since: June 01, 2011
User Type: Design Professional
School: Artevelde Hogeschool, Ghent (Belgium) '2001
2nd School: Pentagoon Academy, Tongeren (Belgium)
Description: Hi, my name is Maarten Deckers and I'm a graphic designer based in Hasselt, Belgium. For over ten years I've been designing books, book covers, folders, flyers, brand identities, posters and the occasional website. AFTER I graduated as a graphic designer from Artevelde Hogeschool, Ghent (Belgium) in 2001, I landed my first job at Clavis Publishing, one of the best publishers of children's books and youth novels in the country, with offices in Hasselt, Amsterdam and NewYork. I've had a great time working with a talented team and designing books and book covers for some of the best authors and illustrators from Belgium and The Netherlands. I even got a chance to design book covers for a few series by international best-selling author Anthony Horowitz. Even after my time at the office I couldn't get enough of it so I also started freelancing in 2007. BY the end of 2010 I was ready for an even bigger challenge. I decided to leave Clavis Publishing and start my own design studio to determine my own path while I continue to be devoted to designing book covers, books, brand identity's, folders, flyers and posters with the greatest care and eye for detail … determined to visualize my client's story in an even better way than they could have hoped for.
Looking For: Friends, Networking, Collaborations
Interests: Design, Photography, Art, Books, Urban Gardening, Running, Cooking, Nature walks, …
Favorite TV Shows:MadMen, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Planet Earth, The Shield, Damages
Favorite Music: The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Dustin O'halloran, Ben Westbeech, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Cinematic Orchestra, The Clash, The National, Efterklang, Fat Freddy's Drop, Gil Scott-Heron, Joe Henry, Leo Kottke, Nicolas Jaar, …
Favorite Movies: Il Postino, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Shawshank Redemption, Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Gran Torino, Sin City, The Big Lebowski, Trainspotting, Good Will Hunting,
Favorite Books: Norwegian Wood (Murakami), Generation X (Coupland), The Secret History (Tartt), The Trial (Kafka)
Quote: Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that, who cares? … He's a mile away and you've got his shoes.