About

For each project the studio develops its graphic design around an idea, a concept closely related to the subject involved.

Graphic design should not exist without ideas. When sense makes graphic-design then design-graphic makes sense.

Kidnap Your Designer (Damien) photo © Ugo Woatzi
Kidnap Your Designer (Camille°Caroline) photo © Ugo Woatzi
Kidnap Your Designer (Enzo) photo © Ugo Woatzi
Kidnap Your Designer (Antonin) photo © Ugo Woatzi
Kidnap Your Designer (Esther) photo © Ugo Woatzi
Kidnap Your Designer (Damien & Camille°Caroline) photo © Ugo Woatzi

About

 

Kidnap Your Designer is the name of a Brussels graphic design agency.

This studio was founded in 2006 by Caroline°Camille Dath, a graduate of Saint-Luc Liège and erg (École de Recherche Graphique, Brussels). Damien Safie, a classmate from erg, joined her in 2008 as partner. We are now joined by Enz@ Le Garrec.

The studio produces creative works using typography and printing techniques for clients from the music, art, design or architecture fields. Cultural institutions and associations also missions the studio on their visual communication tools. Kidnap Your Designer also produces experimental and self-produced projects, exhibitions & workshops.

So do as you're told and kidnap your designer if you want great work!
 

  • Damien (he/him), studio partner, also spends time in a teaching practice at the erg, guiding students during their Master in Photography. He has a keen eye for contemporary art which inspires his graphic design. In his spare time he likes to capture surprising elements of reality through photography or to give a second life to stylish objects. He also happens to be a singer!
     
  • Caroline°Camille (she/her), studio partner, likes to be involved in a thousand projects: from teaching at the erg, to collective practices. She has also brilliantly graduated from a master's degree in Gender Studies and is conducting research on ‘inclusive typography’ (Bye Bye Binary). Her pet projects are mechanics and vintage cars!
     
  • Enz@ (they/them or she/her), after spending 6 months in the studio as an intern, has join the team in 2022. They finished their master degree on Queer pedagogical practices at ISBA Besançon (F). They bring fresh ideas and styles to the studio practice and is so loving with our clients. They are also a very active member of Bye Bye Binary.
     
  • Antonin (he/him) is in charge of the motion design of the projects and is always there to lend a hand when things get hectic. Outside the studio, he has a crazy personal illustration practice all of his own. We recommend you to have a look at his Insta!
     
  • Esther (she/her), our beloved colleague, left the studio in 2022 for a bit of adventure.  
     

And don't worry mom, dad!
We won't be really kidnaped...
Well we hope so! K.Y.D. is an allusion to
‘Kill your Idols’ as well as many other stuff...
So don't panic and carry on scrolling!

 

Contact
Caroline Dath (a.k.a. Camille Circlude)
yourlastchance{AT}kidnapyourdesigner.com

Damien Safie
noworries{AT}kidnapyourdesigner.com

Enz@ Le Garrec
getreadyto{AT}kidnapyourdesigner.com

  • Internship inquires
    Next available period: 2023 (to be confirmed)
    traineetrap{AT}kidnapyourdesigner.com

Kidnap's office:
+32 (0)2 791 34 21

Kidnap's Skype:
kidnapyourdesigner

Kidnap's postal address:
Kidnap Your Designer
rue de Flandre 121
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Kidnap's Instagram:
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Kidnap's Facebook:
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Podcast
Interview by the team of the Festival Indexé de Gaphisme (fr)
 

Kidnap's Trainees (2006-2021)
Martin Landmeters (BE), Amélie Adant (BE), Flore Figuière (FR), Patrice Pellier (FR), Maxime Dossin (BE), Marion Lavedeau (FR), Rogerio Veloso (PT), Caroline Burnet (FR), Elodie Poulin (FR), Frea Mathijssen (BE), Jérémy Deleuze (BE), Carla Nyffeler (CH), Caroline Wolewinski (FR), Charlotte Sondagh (BE), Laurence Dupas (BE), Vincent Moisan (FR), Romain Marula (FR), Jan Sidgwick (BE), Céline Callens (BE), Charles Connoué (CA), Lucie Ratti (FR), Cyril Makhoul (FR), Jeanne Mégly (FR), Jolien Van Puyvelde (BE), Allison Legavre (FR), David Colin (FR), Coraline Mas-Prévost (FR), Marielle Voisin (FR), Antoine Martinon (FR), Alexandra Bellon (FR), Joana Pécastaings (FR), Martin Cousseau (FR), Jennifer Lemoy (FR), Pauline Cuny (FR), Esther Poch (FR/CAT), Lourenco Providencia (PT), Julie Colas (FR), Louise Sansoldi (FR), Vincent Loup (CH), Louise Gondeau (FR), Yo Phochanapan (TH), Enz@ Le Garrec (FR), Marine Laner (CH), Petar Pirizovic (HR), …
 

We Are Graphic Designers
Proud initiator & member of
WeAreGraphicDesigners.be
An approach to help partners
perceive our profession and value creativity.
 

Portraits
Kidnap Your Designer is proud of its extended team captured by the photographer Ugo Woatzi to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the studio. Caroline°Camille, Damien, Esther, Enzo and Antonin.
Ugo Woatzi is a Brussels' based photographer and defines himself as a queer visual artist. Selected and finalist in programs such as: .TIFF by FOMU (Antwerp), Futures Photography (Amsterdam) CAP prize (Basel), Pride Photo Award (Amsterdam), and many others. Ugo is a chameleon and a real talent.
‘Ugo invites us to consider and celebrate a range of masculinities, performative bodies, psyches, and experiences, as he explores the idea of “visibility” as one fraught with both fear and excitement. This duality is embodied powerfully in Ugo’s work, which is both a performance and a lived reality, the speaking of truths and the creating of fictions. That is the nature of photography: to create new worlds from fragments of previous ones. It is in this new world, in the sensitivity of Ugo’s gaze, that we finally access a space of acceptance.’ - Michelle Harris
We had a lot of fun getting into Ugo's lush visual world. This series of portraits were taken at night among the dense vegetation of our studio's courtyard.