Céline Mannens (1996, Heerlen, The Netherlands) knows how to transform the personal into the universal. For each of her projects she, sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously, uses elements of everything she assembled in her home, in her head and on her hard drive. The urge to collect objects and thoughts has led to an inexhaustible archive that serves as Céline’s main source of inspiration – you might not always be able to notice at first sight, but all her projects and designs contain a personal component.
For her graphic designs Céline works with abstract ideas, without losing the purpose of the design. During her working process she always looks for collaboration with people either within or outside her own field. For her personal projects she prefers to combine media, such as audio-visual archive footage, photography and book design, to stimulate multiple senses. Within her graphic work she distinguishes herself by making simple shapes go hand in hand with playful and flashy elements, such as bold colours and interesting fonts.