Overview

English
DesignPractice™ (formerly Modern Practice) is a Brussels-based design consultancy led by design entrepreneur Julien Van Havere.

Our projects span from business design to brand and graphic design for small and large enterprises. 

Our work has been exhibited at the Design Museum of London, Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels and MAD Center for Fashion and Design in Brussels.

French
DesignPractice™ (anciennement Modern Practice) est un bureau de design basé à Bruxelles, dirigé par Julien Van Havere.

Nos projets vont de la conception de l'entreprise au développement de marque et au design graphique pour les petites et les grandes entreprises. 

Notre travail a été exposé au Design Museum de Londres, au Bozar à Bruxelles et au MAD à Bruxelles.

Dutch
DesignPractice ™ (voorheen Modern Practice) is in Brussel gevestigde ontwerpbureau onder leiding van ontwerp ondernemer Julien Van Havere.

Onze projecten variëren van business design tot merk en grafisch ontwerp voor kleine en grote ondernemingen. 

Ons werk is tentoongesteld in het Design Museum in Londen, Bozar Centrum voor Schone Kunsten in Brussel en MAD Centrum voor Mode en Design in Brussel.

 

Capabilities

Business Design
Brand Strategy
Naming & Copywriting
Visual Identity Concept & Design
Editorial Concept & Design
Art Direction
Stationary & Templates
Printed Matter
Packaging
Website & Development
User Interface & User Experience
Digital Marketing
Icons & Signage
Environmental Graphics
Motion Graphics
Filming & Editing
Advertising
Product Design

Links:
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Brand Design
Our capabilities allow us to create brands from the ground up. We develop brand identity systems for businesses of all sizes, from startups to longstanding, established brands. Our capabilities span the entire process from early development to final execution of printed collateral and digital development. In addition to brand assets, we have comprehensive experience in developing brand application guidelines and documentation.

Digital & Development
In addition to our design capabilities, we also offer integrated digital design and development. Our digital work is informed by our traditional design skillset but also enhanced by our in-depth understand of digital platforms. Our experience is diverse and covers responsive web development, user interface design, applications, email direct marketing, e-commerce and digital publications.

Print & Publication
With extensive experience designing periodicals, books and collateral, print-based publication has always been an integral part of our work. Informed by an in-depth knowledge of printing and production processes, we are able to deliver print-based work of the highest possible calibre.

Environmental & Wayfinding
With unique experience and in-depth knowledge of wayfinding and signage projects, we offer a comprehensive environmental design skillset. As we are often working in collaboration with architects and suppliers, our process is versatile and scalable to both small and large projects as required. Our environmental capabilities are also often incorporated into many of our brand identity and signage projects.

DesignDepartment™
We are offering both external and internal design consulting services. DesignDepartment™ is an internal design consultancy program offering in-house design consulting for short or long time periods. This program settles to challenge the traditional client-agency relationship by working more closely with our clients.

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Clients

Art & Culture
Bim Jecker
Madeby
Stephan Goldrajch

Consumer Goods
Declercq
Fathers
General Decoration
La Fabrika
Magasin Des Objets Usuels
SA

Entertainment & Media
Base Design
FiftyFifty
Kineteca
Happiness Brussels
Rococo

Fashion & Beauty
303
Bashouras
Been
Bellerose
By Joseph
Clio Goldbrenner
Escuyer
Isabelle Baines
Moreira
Victoria

Finance & Insurance
Investeam
Prévoir

Food & Beverage
Duvel
Henri & Agnes
Thalassa Seafood

Hospitality & Health
Chelton
Fit You Up
Le Berger
Limited Edition Hotels
JAM
Montagne Alternative
Pearl

Instituations & Museums
Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
MAD Brussels

Service
Aekin
Bureau des Recommandations
L.A. Raadhuys
Méthos
Sepulchre & de Bellefroid
The Roof Company

Transport & Mobility
Apertum
Upark

 

Profile

Julien Van Havere is a designer and entrepreneur who has made his way through self-teaching and passion for design. 

He has backgrounds in interior design, packaging, product and furniture design as assistant designer for architect Alain Berteau. And developed his skills as graphic and web designer at several renown studios. 

In 2010, he co-founded Modern Practice, a design consultancy focused on brand design and launched in 2012, Modern Theory, a research and discussion platform focused on Visual Culture.

In 2014 he worked as in-house creative director for Fathers and General Decoration and founded in 2015 his own consultancy, DesignPractice™.

In addition to DesignPractice™, he is co-founder and creative director of Aestate, a communication and design consultancy offering home owners the structure and tools to help them sell or rent their property. 

He recently co-founded Magasin Des Objets Usuels, an online store offering a range of everyday objects selected for their functionality and timelessness.

 

Initiatives & Collaborations

2016 — 2010

JS1
Magasin des Objets Usuels
Aestate
SearchSystem™
Visual Breakfast
Food for Thought
Perspective
Modern Practice
Modern Theory
Graphic Design Everyday
Seven Days Make a Week

 
 

Workshops

2014

Flexible Identity System for Nantes, ECV, Nantes, France
Keep it Simple, Stupid, ERG, Brussels, Belgium

 

Lectures & Talks

2014

Flexible Identity Systems, ECV, Nantes, France


2013

Lets Talk About Graphic Design, MAD, Brussels, Belgium
Work In Progress, LCC, London, United Kingdom 

 

Exhibitions

2016

United Notions, St-Petersbourg, Russia
United Notions, Moscow, Russia
Corporate, Custom and Bespoke Fonts, Off Program Brno Biennale, Brno, Czech Republic
United Notions, London, United Kingdom
United Notions, Paris, France


2014

Design of the Year 2014, Design Museum, London, United Kingdom
Truc Troc, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium


2013

Glory Glory, Hoxton Arches, London, United Kingdom


2012

Visual Grammar, MAD, Brussels, Belgium

 

Awards & Nominations

2014

Design of the Year 2014, Design Museum, London, United Kingdom

 

 

 

Imprint

DesignPractice™
55 Boulevard de Dixmude B–1000 Brussels
Registered in Belgium
VAT/ BE 0824 455 854

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Unless otherwise noted, all of the material on this web site is copyright by DesignPractice™. All rights reserved.

 

Support

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