Having started out as a graphic designer, primarily working across editorial, packaging and identity design, Louis began to feel somewhat uninspired in the work he was involved in, finding it all a bit too static. “Since I was fascinated by movies and pretty much everything that moves,” he tells us, “I wanted to bring movement to my designs,” a feeling that initiated his transition towards interactivity, leading him to begin designing websites. Including the very site you're on right now, having worked with Pangram Pangram's Founder Mathieu Desjardins on the design and development of our site 😏.
“Back then I designed and developed my websites in Flash,” Louis recalls, “being able to make my designs move and interact with the user was just pretty freaking cool to me 🤯,” he remarks, explaining how far the technology has evolved, and indeed how infinite the possibilities in utilising them are. “Despite all of these new moving parts,” Louis caveats, “there has always been one important constant for me: typography,” the leading motif of his practice and, in fact, what we have discussed with Louis today.
From choosing the right typeface, to bringing typography to life with motion, Louis chatted to us about the dos, don’ts and how-to’s when it comes to utilising typography for digital spaces. Over to you, Louis!