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what do designers do?

  • I am a self-employed graphic designer.

  • Branding and Identity
    Branding and corporate Identity include the sum of all visual representations of a business. The image (corporate design), the verbal expressions, behavior, and manner among both the internal and external public orientate around the business’s values.
    Corporate Design
    Corporate design describes the compilation and definition of visual elements of a brand identity such as logo, typography, color and image concept, business layout and architecture.
    Editorial Design
    Editorial design is the conception and design of journals, newspapers, magazines, brochures, and books and is directly connected with the redactional work.
    Print
    Print spans the design of all printed objects.
    Web Design
    Web design is the conception, design, and structure of websites, the navigation, and the user guide. It addresses interface design from information offers and applications in the World Wide Web.
  • motivation for designing

    Design is a job. And its a better job than others like delivering the newspaper, or getting up at three a clock in the morning to make bread.

  • learned to design

    I don’t think that “learning design” is a process that you can complete. I am still learning to design. But the basic understanding of graphic design i made during my studies in Dortmund.

  • year since working as
    professional designer

    2003

  • age of first design career thought

    20

  • additional thoughts

    “I do not want art for a few, any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.”

  • working at night per month

    Never.

how do designers develop ideas?

  • Talk about it, fail and error, talk about it.

  • main influences

    That’s really hard to tell. I think the most influence on my work has the lively exchange with my associate Jonas. We talk about the job and than the ideas start to happen.

what is a dream client like?

  • Intelligent, well versed in culture, open minded and of course super-rich ;)

  • relationship with client

    This couldn’t hardly be more different: There are clients you have a beer with and clients where the relationship is very professional and rather reserved.

  • getting along with salary

    I cope well.

  • Fabian Köper

  • Koeper Herfurth

  • Dortmund

  • Germany