I'm Richard de Bas a freelance designer focussing on illustration
or imagemaking. I like to say imagemaking because that covers everything
I like to do, from editorial pieces to murals, from cd covers to
Being where I am now has taken some time, and I attended several
different institutes, here's a quick rundown.
Starting in The Hague, a 1 year graphic techique study at the Haagse
Opleiding voor Grafische Technieken. I got a steady base and basic
knowledge of all the different aspects and disciplines in the industry.
From desktop publishing, to the actual printing on an old Heidelberg
with handset type.
Moving to the Grafisch Lyceum in Rotterdam I narrowed it down to
graphic design. Here I developed a solid base of computer skills.
I also got to the piont where I realised that besides playing with
fonts, I really liked making illustrations and loved to take pictures.
Having completed the graphic design course I moved to the Willem
de Kooning school of arts. I chose illustration as my main study.
Learned lots of things, more technical skills and design theory.
I focussed on image making more then anything and the love for type
got somewhat lost. I recently found it back again, so type will
start to get back into my work. Completing the circle making me
an allround designer.