I'm Damiaan,

I’m a Belgian multidisciplinary graphic designer who has worked extensively across print, web, branding, art direction and motion. I love shaping visual identities and creative communications for integrated campaigns that inspire people to make change. 

Whether on a National election campaign or for a grassroots organisation, I use design to tell compelling stories that humanise and demystify complex issues. 

As Design Lead at Small Axe, I’m proud to have spent the last 9 years building the design team from the ground up. Growing and managing this team, I oversaw our output across campaigns ranging from education funding cuts to refugee rights and tackling the climate crisis. 

I uphold an active freelance design practice working predominantly with local community groups, small businesses and cultural initiatives. I also co-run Graig Hill Editions: a non-profit self-publishing house producing occasional publications and editions from a group of artists in South Wales. Understanding the importance of motivating the next generation; In recent years I’ve set political design briefs for BA graphic design students at UAL.

I’m a firm believer in trade-unionism, worker co-operatives and alternative models of self-organising creative labour against entrenched capitalist structures.


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Email: melisdamiaan@gmail.com
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