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.

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

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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

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