A little about myself
Hello and welcome to my updated responsive personal site!
I'm a web & graphic designer living in Belgium with over ten years of expertise in creating web & print experiences for educational institutes and creative compagnies/people, all with a strong vision for the future.
I do concepts & create web strategies and products with a good understanding of my client needs and an excellent knowledge of technologies. I have a deep interest in emerging web design trends and have an overall passion for design & art.
While i'm reworking my portfolio & blog site Bene.be from the beginning of our existence (the magical year 2000) to a responsive design, keep track of my latest work here on this site, thanks!
Little overview of what i'm good at
Adobe Illustrator is my main application to start designs and projects, to start with overall mood boards over defining style guides to drawing a logo.
In Adobe Photoshop, I rework and fine tune photos & illustrations and start mock-ups for new (re)designs.
Adobe InDesign remains the application to work in for prepress and print related documents, reports and other materials for print.
Starting from scratch or a boilerplate, i love coding and creating templates with CSS and keep reading and learning about the evolving trends in web design. From one-pagers to fully functional style guides, web sites and applications.
Coding and styling e-mail marketing campaigns are a subject I know the ins and outs of. From starting gathering content to measuring the data of send campaigns.
Content management systems are the structures behind every website/application. I can work with most commonly known CMS's, using it to extend the capabilities of the site.
Client work and associations history
Together with my partner, Tim Bertens, we established our own web service business, called Bene.be. Since 2002, we offer our customers handcrafted designs and help them with internet presence and services (hosting, design, application design, UI, mobile).
Directing and executing the rebranding of IBBT to iMinds, POS material redesign, UI redesign, logo redesign. Branding iMinds projects: Mobimeter, Digimeter, Care Living Labs, Startups, annual report, brochures, …
Developing new media for European projects. Responsible for educational programs together with European institutes. Projects: MINA: projectmanager for new media project integration of foreign students in Ghent. Leonardo Project: interface designer - project on integration of students, competence project with online tests for 8 european high schools. Website of KaHo (Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven): designing, building and moderating.
Teaching and internet courses training in web design and development. Author of online documentation. Web designer for European educational programs, projects: PC Recycling - YouthStart - Adapt.
What my clients say about me …
Benedikte is great at visualizing story lines into creative, colorful concepts. She meets expectations every time and handles both large and small projects very professionally. That's why I continued to work with her after becoming a freelancer myself.
I know Bene since we were 12 years old... She always had the capability to surprise me with her inspiring and enthusiast approach in a private and professional context. She is a passionate and highly motivated professional with a good sense of humor, client empathy, and self criticism. If you need a Graphic Designer with added value... you found her!
Sofia Van Overmeire - Responsable Ressources Humaines
Benedikte is fun to work with. Always correct, on time but also inspiring and with refreshing ideas. Also good to know that a designer understands the needs of tech guys. Looking forward for the next project!
Bram Verniest - co Owner at CHILI Publish
I have worked with Benedikte on numerous occasions now. She is always engaged and very punctual in her work. She fulfills our expectations with every assignment. That - by the way - is why we keep coming back :-)
Joris Petillion - Owner at PUNCH.do
Diplomas & certificates
Intensive five day training to learn the ins and outs of Adobe InDesign.
Intensive one year program with internship leading to webmaster certificate.
Intensive two years program leading to degree of teaching in fine arts.
Four years of intensive program leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree.
Feel free to contact me …