How many of you have had to delete everything you made, wrote or created and start again from the top?
We believe that situations like these help us create something really strong and of high quality. This also reminds us of our new creator of the week. Djem Buijs is from Rotterdam; he is a very creative person who applies his talents in the visual field. He isn’t scared to try learning something new, and his successes make all the moments that he had to restart a project from scratch worth it.
Let’s get to know him through our five questions:
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Djem Buijs. I’m an all-around creative artist who just began as an independent entrepreneur.
I’m a graphic designer, analog photographer, silkscreen printing, and a student user experience designer/web designer who has just started and is full-learning.
At the moment, I’m working part-time at a management bureau for national and international talents (artists, athletes, etc.) on the top level. There I’m doing a traineeship in Graphic Design and creating some really nice projects from concept to final product.
How did you get started?
I started when I was studying at Graphic Lyceum Rotterdam, a professional institution for innovative education. During my time there, people approached me after seeing my sketches for school projects and asked me to make some logo designs for their brand identity. Following this, I studied UX/UI design and went on to build websites.
What sets you apart?
What distinguishes me is that I strive for perfection which I also know I will never achieve, this keeps me eager in my field.
My style is minimalistic and clear and gives a stamp to my work, in which the use of color is very important. For me, it is also important to use good images that make the story whole.
What obstacles did you have to overcome?
The most difficult obstacles that I have had to overcome were to kill projects that were my babies and begin again from the scratch. Also as an entrepreneur at the beginning, I had to rebuild trust after I made mistakes for myself and for my customers. You have to fall and get up.
Do you have any tips for other creators?
Be yourself and don’t let anyone fool you. Keep doing the things that make you happy and make sure you always follow your dreams.
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