When I was a kid I used to play in my grandfather’s carpentry workshop, where I built my own toys: guns – because my cousins only wanted to play that game, birdhouses and a reporter camera.
A few years later, in my dad’s workshop, I drew on pieces of wood and sometimes painted his violins.
Today I like to sew my clothes, fix broken things and draw while listening to movies.
It is with this experience behind me that I approached the study of design: first architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, then graphics at CFP Bauer, along with various courses concerning different manual arts. Over the years I have learned that when I think and design I can’t help but use paper, hands and brushes. Then I often need a scanner.
The encounter between the manual and the digital has increasingly become my signature.
I find myself living in a time when my work can only be digital and I’m excited by that margin of uncertainty given by a handmade gesture which makes the search for the result more inspiring.
And, being left-handed, I’m able to keep the pencil in the left hand and the mouse in the right one.
CVO Hitek / Kortrijk / Belgium