I worked as a graphic designer / multimedia specialist in an advertising company in Belgium for 14 years: Graphic design for online and offline media / Design, Development and follow-up E-letters / Teaching clients in updating website cms / Webdesign / Contact between client and webmaster.
Clients as Recupel, fashion house Gigue, Recupel, Recytyre, Omega Pharma, Watches Lebeau-Courally, ...
During the years the job changed to a non-creative one . I took night classes at the academy of arts to develop artistic skills (oil painting, sculpting) and knowledge on art.
// WACOM AND DOUG CHIANG
in 2016 I lost my job because of economical reasons. Being inspired by exhibitor Wacom on Facts I got introduced to the amazing possibilities of digital painting.
On the Star Wars Convention in London 2016, I got the chance to talk to Doug Chiang. I told him about my plans to attend a course of concept art, but that I was unsure if there still would be a future for me as a concept artist, having already a career behind me. He gave me the example of Ralph McQuarrie who started a 2nd career after Boeing. His words motivated me extra in my choice and so I went studying again, a fulltime course of concept art at the other side of my country. It was a steep learning curve, but I got through it and learned so much in that 1 year!
// GAME OF FRUITS
As students concept art 2016-2017 we got the assignment to develop concept art for a short movie, themed “Evolution”. A pitchbook was part of the assignment and serves as a guide in the production of the movie. It’s part of my portfolio with concept art for characters (unique bird species), setdesign (a special tree) and vehicle and props that belong to the main character “Bertil Bretel”. My project "Game of fruits", is a nod to the tv-series “Game of Thrones”, because of the fierce competition between my invented birds. When I presented this project to the jury, an external concept artist, he told me I had the strongest ideas of my class. It would be fantastic if my pitchbook for "Game of Fruits", would be actually used for a real animation movie. Producers or directors who are interested in my pitchbook, can always contact me!
// A JOB AS CONCEPT ARTIST
The job of concept artist attracts me because it's so varied and you learn so much. Sometimes being an architect, archeologist, vehicle designer, costume designer, biologist, inventor, sculptor, painter ...”
I'm right now looking for a first experience as concept artist, to ultimately work on filmprojects / animations / theater / tv-series /. I'm a huge fan of film. I'm the person who remains in the cinema to see the credits.
Digital painting on wacom / Watercolor, oil, charcoal / Film & TV-series and extras VFX / Reading books that inspires me as a concept artist!
- > Graduated as a concept artist july 2017
- > 2015 Course of After Effects
- > 2002-2015 Graphic / multimedia designer, advertising agency
- > 4 years as a web designer in an IT company
- > 1 year as a web designer in an insurance company
- > Winner of KBC Bank competition 'design a website for young people'
- > 1998 Course of Infographist (Webdesign - Multimedia) Leuven Groep T
- > 1994 - 1997 Bachelor Degree in Graphic design, Ghent, Belgium - Learned how to realize detailed paintings in watercolor.
- > Artistic skills: Royal Academy of Arts in Oudenaarde. Certificate of Specialisation in Oil Painting in 2014 with exposition.
-> https://evivanca.blogspot.be my traditional made paintings/watercolors & collages.
Words of the Jury
"You work with fragments and collages. This fragmentation as a response or counterpart to the fragmentation and rapidity of our society, world and daily life. These fragments are like a jigsaw puzzle combined into a new form. These images are responses, thoughts, they are a process of searching and demand time, slowness and reflection. These important factors come to the surface by subtle shifts, elements being connected, folded, drawn on and painted. Your collages that were once a basis for your paintings are evolved to stand-alone mobiles, collage-sculptures and spatial paintings. As a viewer you become silent and astonished by your working process and the final images. I can get lost into your works and take my time. You have gone through a very personal and intense path wherein you developed a very own method."
Graphic design for online and offline media / Design & Development of E-letters / Training clients to update their website with cms / weekly advertisements newspaper & magazines / Webdesign: First years graphic design & programming websites with flash and html - later: graphic design for websites, programming by extern IT company - Job changed into serving as a contact between clients and IT-company, helpdesk and training cms.
Clients: Lebeau-Courally Watches / Fashionhouse Gigue / Recupel / Belgian Construction companies Danilth, Elbeko, Decomo / Event Axa Belgian Masters by Dick Norman / Lea Perrins