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Behind the scenes

A collection of people, music, books and other great things that inspire my work and motivate me to proceed my career in design. Hopefully you'll take something valuable from it as well.

Books & Magazines

A list of personal recommendations for books that shaped and continue to shape my personality, my thinking and my career.
What I like to read for education (1)
The Win Without Pitching Manifesto
A manifesto of business practices for those who sell ideas and advice, The Win Without Pitching Manifesto lays out twelve steps - in the form of proclamations - that owners of creative businesses can take to distance themselves from their competition and regain the high ground in their client relationships.
What I like to flick through for inspiration (5)
Logo Beginnings
It is little known that remarkable global brands such as Rolex, BMW, and Louis Vuitton still use logos that were designed over 100 years ago. Delving into the origins of modern trademarks and gathering more than 6,000 logos from the mid-19th century to 1940, Jens Müller’s extensive complement to Logo Modernism is essential for anyone interested in the history of corporate identity and its fascinating influence.
Logo Modernism
Examine the distillation of modernism in graphic design with this vast collection of approximately 6,000 logos from 1940–1980. Ranging from media outfits to retail giants, airlines to art galleries, these clean, clear visual concepts may be seen as the visual birth of corporate identity.
Soviet Logos - Lost marks of the Utopia
Even if thousands of logos were created in the USSR only a very small part of them managed to survive until our days. Designed by professionals of various specialties, these fine graphic creations quickly became forgotten because of the turbulent fall of the Soviet Union.
Shape Grammar
Shape Grammars is intended as a handbook for graphic designers for the design of fonts, logos and pictograms, which, in addition to 150,000 generated shapes, shows some potentials and limitations of generative design.
Flexible Visual Systems
Flexible Visual Systems is the design manual for contemporary visual identities. It teaches you a variety of approaches on how to design flexible systems, adjustable to any aesthetic or project in need of an identifiable visual language.

Podcasts & Music

A small collection of podcasts that I learn a lot of valuable information from and hear opinions from industry leaders on design related topics. Also a list of playlists that I like to listen to while working on new design projects.
Podcasts (2)

The Futur with Chris Do

"A podcast the interesting overlap between design, marketing, and business. Chris Do holds candid conversations with inspirational people from the worlds of desing, technology, marketing, business, philosophy and presonal development. These conversations go deep. With the aim of understanding who these incredible people are, what drives them to do what they do, and what can we - the listener - learn from it all."

Women at Work

"Many times we've discussed how important it is to take action when something concerns us. Angela Davis said 'I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.' This Women at Work podcast series by Hey, woman in creative hobs and in leaderships, is an initiative to folow that motto: we want to take over the torch of change, inspire other professionals, empower those who are arriving and open the ears of whoever wants to listen."
Favorite playlists (5)


Generally Good Mood

Classic Adventure

Rock Tracks


Cool Type Foundries

Inspiring People