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the designer of things

Bert, The Designer of Things, is a multi-disciplined graphic designer and architectural artist. He loves to design and make things, it’s his passion as much as his job.

It started a long time ago, the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree. Dad being a printer working the Linotype (ah, the smell of ink), mom getting creative decorating the shop windows of his grand parents. (Oh did he love helping out.)

Luckily he had cool parents who realised regular school wouldn’t be his thing and sent him on his way to study graphic design in the old harbour quarter in Antwerp (same school his dad went to, isn’t that great?) in his teens and architecture in the medieval city of Ghent in his twenties. It was a brilliant time.

Quickly Belgium became too small for his shoes (well not really, he had always dreamed of going abroad) and set out on his travels living and working in various European countries before eventually making his home in Ireland. Now he loves living on the Seven Heads Peninsula at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean right in between the lighthouses of Galley Head and the Old Head of Kinsale. He still is trying to get that elusive panoramic shot of both lighthouses on a clear day.

In between the weather permutations, hard as that is here, he valiantly tries to keep up with the exercise needs of his lively lurcher Misty at his local beach.

If he’s not creating you can probably find him tending the garden or baking in the kitchen (where else?).

So there you have it, The Designer of Things in a nutshell. We hope you enjoy the work on the site here.