The Dots

Every year, Milan Hosts a design fair for which David Heldt and his label Connecting the Dots creates a yearbook, offering interviews of famous designers and a guide through all exhibitions. I had the pleasure to design this edition which also celebrated the ten years of Connecting the Dots.
I used the graphical element of the dot as a seperator and an indicator through out the magazine's layout. A special back cover was created showing a dice structure, with the help of photographer Erik Boker.

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Dear visitor,
My name is Adrien, I was born in France in 1989. I live and work in Rotterdam (Netherlands) as graphic designer. I focus on editorial design, identities, web design, poster design. After four years of design studies in France, I moved in the Netherlands for a Master. Since graduation, I have worked as freelancer and assistant to other designers in Rotterdam. Cinema and music are a great source of inspiration.

Don't hesitate to contact me for any questions, exchange or interest to work together.

0031 6 30 89 95 27
Graaf Florisstraat 106B

This website was self designed and programed, with more than "a little help from my friend" Joost deNooy.



– Freelance work for Volya Films, a film production company based in Rotterdam. Current. Design work for movie posters, press kits, DVD covers, visual concepts, editorial folders...

– Web design for two photography online archives. January, February 2018. Commissioned by Erik Boker, American artist based in Rotterdam.

– Web design for an artist' online portfolio. February, March 2018. Commissioned by Lavinia Xausa, Italian artist based in Rotterdam.

– Editorial design and picture editing for a photography book. October, November 2017. Commissioned by Mihai Gui, Romanian artist based in Rotterdam.

– Freelance work for Simon Davies, designer in Rotterdam. Current (when needed). Assistance on design projects (in 2016: Annual report design and signage design for Foto_Museum Winterthur; Exhibition maquette design for Boijmans Museum Rotterdam...).

– Editorial design and picture editing for a photography book. April, May 2016. Commissioned by Flaviu Cacoveanu, Romanian artist.

– Book design for a collection of writings by Italian sociologist Vittorio Rieser. April, May 2016. Commissioned by Stefano Boffo. In collaboration with Giacomo Boffo.

– Campaign and visual identity for Open Set Design Summer School, cultural academic event in Rotterdam. February to April 2016. Commissioned by Stichting Open Set. In Collaboration with Irina Shapiro.

– Campaign and visual identity for Open Set Design Seoul Session, cultural academic event in South Korea. October to November 2015. Commissioned by Stichting Open Set. In Collaboration with Irina Shapiro.

– Freelance work for Kristin Metho, graphic designer in Rotterdam. Assistance on book design, layout and typography.

– Freelance work for Antenna-Men, graphic design studio in Rotterdam. April 2015. Assistance on book design, layout and typography.

– Corporate animation film for NRG company. March 2015. In collaboration with animation studio Urrebuk in Rotterdam.

– Assistance to Simon Davies, graphic designer in Rotterdam. October 2014 to August 2015. Assistance on two book designs and two visual identities.

– Design for a Master graduation catalog, and exhibition. Book design and identity. In collaboration with Emmy van Thiel. June 2014. Commissioned by Akv St Joost, Breda.

– Poster design for the “Dag van de Filosofie” in Tilburg. April 2013.

– Intern at Roosje Klap Studio, graphic designer in Amsterdam. June to September 2010. Assistance on one magazine concept, two book designs, one visual identity.

– Intern at H5 Studio, in Paris. February 2010 (Five weeks).

– Intern at SupaSuga Studio, in Paris. June to July 2008 (Seven weeks).



– Two years master course in graphic design. 2011 to 2013. AKV St-Joost in Breda, Netherlands.

– Two year post-graduate course in graphic design. 2009 to 2011. Applied Arts School of Burgundy (ESAAB) in Nevers.

– Two year post A-level course. 2007 to 2009. BTS visual communication passed in june 2009 at the ESAAB in Nevers.

– French Baccalaureate. 2004 to 2007. Passed in june 2007. This examination is the french equivalent of British A-levels and US High School graduation. I specialized in Applied Arts.

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