- ‘Guidance Counselor’ Question: Can you tell us about your career?
After getting my high school diploma in Switzerland, I started my bachelor’s degree in graphic design at the London College of Communication. I loved the different workshops that the school offered: letterpress, bookbinding, lino cut, engraving, and especially a screen printing workshop where I spent most of my time.
- ‘Juggling’ question: As a graphic designer for brands today and especially as a self-employed person, how do you balance all your projects while expanding your business?
- ‘Career Change’ Question: What made you want to start Print Van Paris? And why in an ice cream truck?
When I was in London, I often when to have lunch at Captain Corellis, an amazing brasserie-type restaurant, “Godfather” style, in the south of London. It has a very Sicilian feel to it; they serve huge, delicious meals and the owner looks like a real mobster. There were always lots of ice cream trucks around the place. I loved their different colors, models, designs, etc.
- ‘Globe Trotter’: Between the United States, Switzerland, England and France, what made you decide to settle down in Paris?
- ‘What’s Next’ Question: Today, Print Van Paris is a screen printing shop on wheels, in a beautiful truck, with quite a few special projects with different brands. What’s your next step? Renovating a vintage printing shop?
- ‘Master Yoda’ Question: What are three pieces of advice for someone wanting to change careers and start their own business, in the art field?
- Put some love and passion into it !
- Don’t neglect the business side of things. To make an art project work, you have to know how to handle money.
- Don’t mix up your hobby and career.
- ‘Gourou’ Question: Who inspired you to screen print? Is there someone that you look up to?
- “In Search of Lost Time” Question: What is your first memory of color?
- ‘Throwback’ Question: What did you dream of doing when you were little?