Julie Bénard. Designer
Julie’s career as a graphic designer, typographer and calligrapher began with a chat to her grandfather.
“I was about to start studying medicine and music when my granddad – an architect – complained that none of his grandkids had followed his lead,” says Julie, who was born and bred in Toulon, France. “On impulse I went to an art school open day in Paris, and I immediately knew where I belonged!”
Julie joined typeface in 2017, and says she likes its boutique size and the variety of work that comes her way.
“I see graphic design as art with a tangible purpose,” she says. “I love the science and logic behind it, and the satisfaction that comes with doing a job well.”
Julie’s creativity goes well beyond the workplace. “I like to experiment with pottery, screen-printing, photography, watercolours, fabric dyeing – anything, as long as it involves working with my hands.”
If I could change the world in one way, I’d… “be able to travel the world and work anywhere without a visa or travel fees – it would be such a great feeling of freedom!”