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Polyvore, un outil fantastique.

November 16th, 2010 Comments off

Achetez mes Photos en Haute Résolution !

July 6th, 2010 Comments off

Photos of my Work in 2000-2002

June 4th, 2010 Comments off

Last time I found some brochures of my work 10 years before! Amazing. I know a lot of designers and also HR people will “recommend” to show always the latest works… Well they don’t know What is design…

Design is alive. And when it’s on the web, it’s double alive! It has his own “life”, and will grow without you, everywhere, anywhere; people will copy it, transform it, keep it for reference, use it. Design is alive and it’s good. Good to keep a trace of what you have done too. Because there is always a before and an after, it’s (at least for me) always interesting to see evolution of trends. It’s culture, design culture. 10 years before in France color trends was this kind of Orange, almost fluorescent one. People was also using a lot Pantone metallic ink. That’s very funny. And funnier is to see how all this design is a kind of outdated. So what is the recipe of eternal design then? What made the success of Gutenberg in 1455…? What about the Bauhaus?
Well, I don’t have all the answers… But one idea is that simplicity is one of the key… Minimalistic design. It’s like cars in a movie, you can guess easily which time a movie has been shoot in looking for the cars in it; more difficult if you DON’T have any car right? Same for design… If you want your design to be kind of “famousForEver”, use a minimum of elements. “Intemporel“. No flashy colors, no fancy fonts! Use Helvetica Neue, (love it) or Swiss 721 Thin font, forget Comic Sans.

I will try to follow this advice… ; )

Playmobil Interview…! Second degré.

June 1st, 2010 Comments off

Ok. Now you will have an idea what French call the “Second degré“…

Made this crazy video, made the music and “lyrics”, part with my iPhone and also the Mac (of course).

What is the idea?
Errr… Well, let’s say the non-communication between creative candidates and the world of HR. I think, sometimes, they are on different planets each of them. Like Aliens.

Who are you? Graphic designer? Creative director? Artistic director? What does this mean? What is your job exactly? What do You Want??

Book, Portfolio, ICI, LA !! ICI! CLICK !

March 5th, 2010 Comments off

Ma Boutique de Tee-Shirts en ligne

February 23rd, 2010 Comments off

Quick!

October 22nd, 2009 Comments off

My Motion Graphics

April 25th, 2009 Comments off

Birth is a freelancing entity created by Didier LAHELY, a French branding creative director with 12 years of experience.

Why “Birth”? Because each new project is totally new, and must be re-invented; for each project we have to forget all the rules about design and communications and learn again; make a new territory fully inventive. Yes, each new project is a new baby with its own characteristics and personality when the others are just applying the “copy paste” methods… Being French, having this European culture and living in Hong Kong offer me a creativity based on these two cultures.

Dear recruiters, I think there is a (slight) misunderstanding…

April 9th, 2009 3 comments

Dear recruiter, headhunter, HR,

I’d like you to help me to understand how you work…

  • …as I don’t understand:  why, despite companies and clients say I’m very creative, I can’t manage to have any appointments in your offices and meet any clients?

  • Why when I finally got one that it’s only “one shot”? (means I was enough good for ONE company but not for any others?)
    Why sometimes the recruiter interviewing me doesn’t understand what exactly my job is? (“oh you are a multimedia designer?”)
  • I have some questions to ask you and it will be great if you could answer!

Please download and see the file here: PDF file .

Because, WE, candidates, (just) want to understand…

THANKS A LOT…

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