l’ombre du vent —
où les idées
deviennent des créations
Meaning lee or slipstream, windschatten is a german word, that, literally means “shadow of the wind” or “l’abri/l’ombre du vent” in french. however, it’s a word that gives me a warm feeling and the bar — that I’m about to open in my parallel universe’s hometown — is called just the same.
For now, W I N D S C H A T T E N is an atelier, a workspace dedicated to turning ideas into tangible creations. To me it’s a multi-disciplinary, multi-material art and graphic design laboratory…
Co-workers and fellow artists are welcome to share this place as a temporary space to create and bounce ideas. long live co-working.
I am an artist and graphic designer based in Capbreton, France, a place blessed with a powerful ocean, pine trees and summer-tourism.
I still feel influenced by my art school (HTL-Ortwein, Graz — they also offer 2-years-adult Meisterklassen). While maybe you’re not exactly scoring points in the brave new world with an education in ceramic arts, I think that one’s mental, spacial and visual perception profits regardless. I take great pleasure in working manually, using different materials, mostly drift goods, to design and craft objects, furniture and images.
After graduating in Information Design (University of Applied Sciences Fh Joanneum in Graz, Austria) I moved to London, UK, where I worked as a visual designer for an Usability Design agency. Listening to those people who are at the receiving end of a product or service was an eye-opening experience. I came to understand that useful design has to be crafted with care.
When I felt the urge to travel and wanted to learn surfing, I became a freelancer to support this idea.
For almost 10 years now, I create, draw, imagine, design and find visual answers for individuals, associations and small businesses.