on July 7th 1976, I spent my childhood in
Francorchamps, then in Stavelot
in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, a
region of woods and hills next to the German
boundary. Sports, walks in the nature, comic
books, scouts, drawing and other passions
filled out my free time.
After a mathematics-oriented secondary school
, I began Communication Studies at
of Liège, and then Journalism.
In the last year, when I was already cooperating
to the Student Union, the Youth
Parliament and other sheets, I met the
most popular Belgian cartoonists thanks
to an essay
dedicated to caricature. Finished in June
98, it was rewarded by the CLIRP
and constituted the basis for the big exhibition
"Coups de crayon" (Liège,
ING, March-April 2000). After one year of
travels and various experiences, I decided
to work as a free-lance cartoonist for papers
and internal press of companies.
Now, I am working for firms, organizations
and associations, in Belgium and abroad,
that chose to dynamize their communication
by humoristic illustrations. I create editorial
cartoons, posters, computer
assisted drawings and logotypes, illustrations
for websites and also provide event
animation via caricatures made on the spot
during meetings, congresses, formations,
parties, etc. (see cartoonevent.com).
I also dedicate my time to writing and publishing
My clients seem to appreciate 1) my originality
and my ability to summarize many and/or
abstract ideas; 2) the combination of dynamic
hand made lines and a computerized soft
colorization; 3) the positive and pleasant
tone of my creations as opposed to vulgar
or aggressive drawings delivered by some
satiric papers. These 3 elements contribute
to give a good efficiency to cartoons and
insure the editors or the communicators
to have a positive feedback from the audience.
The website dessindepresse.com
presents various styles of illustrations,
conditions, details about copyright
legislation, an order
form and advices
to optimize the use of cartoons.
my signature can nowadays be found in several
companies and institution networks, in Belgium
and beyond, this is first due to the practice
of drawing since an age I can't remember.
An enthusiastic and curious character, a
specific knowledge acquired during my Journalism
Studies and a spirit of analysis improved
during nearly 6 years of experience as free-lance,
guarantee a reliable and constructive service
in order to dynamize your communication.
I also know my limits and I would let you
know immediately if my competences can satisfy
your demand or not, or to which extent.
To finish, and because "good drawings
are better than a long speech", I wish
you to enjoy the visit of dessindepresse.com,
website dedicated to the editorial cartoon
introducing animation by live made caricatures.
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