‘ZESTI means with great enthusiasm and energy, having zest for life and I hope those qualities are visible in my work and life.
I started using ‘Zesti because I wanted to use a name that was easy to pronounce for everybody. Lately I’ve been using my own name more and more too.
For the biggest part of the year I live and work in Antwerp, Belgium. I love my city, through out centuries it’s been a home to many creative people and to this day it is buzzing with artistic activity.
I have a little studio in my apartment with a relatively basic set up – a MacBook Pro and an iPad Pro, sketch books, pens, pencils and paints, printer, scanner, camera, …
For a small part of the year, usually during the cold winter months I like to travel to warmer and more exotic regions. One of my favourite places to stay in those dark winter months is the sleepy town of Nong Khai along the banks of the Mekong river in the north east of Thailand.
Luckily my set up during traveling is more or less the same as at home – MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, phone camera, pencils and pens and sketchbook.
I have worked with:
Design House Greetings
Madison Park Greetings (by Designer Greetings)
Up With Paper
Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Little Miss Marmelade
Jelly The Pug
Oh My Party
Kjekk & Søt (Norway)
Alles Fuer Selbermacher (Germany)
Unfortunately Blueprint 2020 has been postponed due to the Corona virus, new dates will be announced as soon as there is a chance to re-organise everything…