Kim van Vuuren is one of our favourite graphic designers at the moment. She is a one-stop-shop for anything creative, from web to branding. On the front line of graphic design, you need to see what she’s got up her sleeve.
Getting to know the girl behind the screen, DECO discovered a fascinating creative whose work is currently the talk of many a town.
Do you and your clients ever disagree on design?
To be honest, this doesn’t happen too often as in the past. If you succeed at managing clients and their expectations projects generally run smoothly.
You know when you listen to your favourite song too many times and it starts annoying you? Does this happen with design for you?
This is an issue for me for both music and design! With each project I usually listen to a specific song or album until the job’s complete. On my last job I listened to the new Hessian+ mix at least 5 or 6 times a day for 3 weeks. I sill love it though! When it’s my own design I usually get bored of it quickly, which is sad. Imagine looking through the same magazine over and over and over again. Having said that, I do get excited all over again when my designs go into production or photographed for my portfolio.
How often do you need a break from the screen and have any nasty habits crept in?
On a scale of 1 – 10, how important is Instagram in the Design game? Who do you follow?
What project are you most proud of?
My proudest piece of work has to be my identity design for Atelier and recently the new identity for The Franschhoek Village Market which is launching soon.
Fellow Graphic Designer you’d like to sing praises to?
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