Featured Designer

Margot Lévêque

September 2018

Type Designer Margot Lévêque started off in the science world, studying Biology in Rennes, then moved on to Marketing & Communication in Paris and finally, after realising she'd rather create visuals for the audience than study target markets, she ended up where she needed to be studying graphic design. Now, she's freelancing and studying side by side ready to be spat out into the post-grad life at the end of the year!

Where did you study and what were some of your first jobs?

Until my 20’s, I didn’t know anything about design and I had no idea I was going to work in this field. I did a scientific baccalaureate, pursued by the University of Biology of Rennes, in France. Finally, I left the world of science to come to Paris, where I started with a school of Marketing and Communication. This is only where I understood, that I’d rather create visuals rather than study markets! So I started a school of graphic design in Paris, and I never wanted to change.

Give us the elevator pitch on what you do.

Now I’m 25 years old, I decided to start my professional life at the same time that my studies. So in January 2017, I decided to become a freelancer. Today, I do both school (I just started my 5th and last year studying Type Design), and work as a freelance. I don’t sleep much but I have a lot of fun! Concerning my practice, I would like to master my skills in type design and move towards illustration a little bit more.

How did you develop your style as a type designer and what tips would you have for others?

I learned typography at school, from its history to its practice. Before my studies, I didn’t know anything about typography. Today, I’m lucky to be able to go further when I have a project, because I can create a typeface or a logo from scratch. I don’t really have tips, only to be patient, and work regularly.

"

We must listen, respect and assimilate what professors say, but also be able to take a step back from school.

"

What advice would you give students starting out?

I don’t think I can give much advice, because I still have a year to finish my studies. I would say that we must listen, respect and assimilate what professors say. But also be able to take a step back from school. I think, the best way is to develop your critical eye, and trust what you see. Failure is always a good thing.

What career advice would you give your 16yr old self? :)

I would tell her to be patient!

Website: margotleveque.com

Instagram: @margot.leveque

Behance: behance.net/margotleveque

The
Design
Kids

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and join our design community of emerging graphic designers around the globe.

The
Design
Kids

Add a job!

Price ($AUD): {{ job.boosted ? job.type.boosted : job.type.base }}

What you get:

  • TDK Job board posting for 3 weeks (website, newsletter)
  • Guaranteed instagram post (137,320 followers), facebook post (14,659 followers) and tweet (10,048 followers)

Please note:

  • The image we’ll use on Instagram will be curated by us and loosely linked to your company to get the best results for you from our audience. Sit back and relax, we’ve got this!
  • Internships are free to post, but please be respectful! This is is not a free design service. Our student and graduate following is of the highest quality and we want to honour their talent. Please respect the students and other commitments they might have time/money wise when submitting your ad. Thanks!
  • We love jobs! And so does our audience. Because our following is mostly students and graduates, the best jobs to advertise are for junior and mid weight roles. Specially graphic design, digital design, typography and illustration. Please note these are paid full time or part time roles, so if you have a one off project to advertise, put it under our Freelance jobs dropdown instead. Thanks!
  • (Please note the image we’ll use on Instagram will be of our choice and no necessarily from your company, but will be loosely linked to your ad, it will be the highest of standards and one which you will get the best results from our audiences with. Trust us, we’ve got this!)
  • Welcome to our new section for freelance one-off jobs! To keep things simple, we want to connect you with the talent by advertising what you need, and encouraging people to email you directly with an example of their work. You can choose who to work with from all the submissions you receive. Everything is done online, and you can expect a designer to be dealing with you remotely. The good news is you won’t be limited to talent locally - this is advertised in each of our cities, meaning you will get a much higher standard of work to choose from. Picking a budget is very hard - we do not encourage work for a fiver like some websites, because you will end up with something worth a fiver!

    Our community is full of the best emerging talent, and a average price should be around half of that of a professional. Our community is full of the best talent, and a average price should be around $65 p/h.
  • (Please note the image we’ll use on Instagram will be of our choice and no necessarily from your company, but will be loosely linked to your ad, it will be the highest of standards and one which you will get the best results from our audiences with. Trust us, we’ve got this!)

  • {{ invalidInput() }}

    Successfully submitted job!

    Your job listing will appear on the site after it has been approved by our team.