I did a few posts the last weeks with some work from designer portfolios. For example the two portfolios with work from Iran. I’m thinking to do this more structural.
Are you a designer or student-designer and got great work just sent some of it to me. I’m critical and the work had something to do with subject of Houtlust: nonprofit advertising and social campaigns.
This time some work of Louise van der Laak. She is graphic design student of the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam (NL). She is looking for a internship within a company that designs for mainly non-profit organisations, anywhere in the world.
Her portfolio is not that big but she got the power to catch a subject or problem just in one visual or in a consistent visual language.
See for example her price-winning project ‘Silent Wings’, referring to the recall of Silent Wings, part of the operation Market Garden (WOII).
Louise van der Laak
As a graphic design student of the Willem de Kooning Academie based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, I am looking for a place to do my internship in the 4th year. My name is Louise van der Laak and I am 24 years old.
In 2002 I traveled to Africa for 6 months where I worked as a volunteer for 3 months. Africa made me look at the world from a different perspective. The proportions in the world are crooked and I would like to do something about this. Other trips to Central-America, Morocco and Asia made this opinion even stronger.
In 2003 I started studying graphic design in Rotterdam and I found out that designing is more than just creating beautiful brand-identities. Graphic design is all about communication. It is a good way to send a message, one image can say more then a thousand words.
What am I looking for?
I would like to do my internship within a company that designs for mainly non-profit organisations, anywhere in the world. The period of my internship will be at least 3 months, somewhere between Januari and April 2007.
Do you want an enthousiastic, social and hardworking trainee, do not hestitate to contact me!
Mail me at louise_vanderlaak at hotmail dot com
At this page below some highlights of my work. More work at my personal website
A new design referring to the recall of Silent Wings, part of the operation Market Garden (WOII). This project was done for the 60th and last recall, that’s why the aircraft is flying away from each other.
See the ‘making of’ here or here.
The ratio of colors from flags around the world: (click to enlarge)
Font made of can-clips:
Self written and illustrated book about donation behaviour at disaters: