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.
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.
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.
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.
I would tell her to be patient!