the designer of things


lighthouses of ireland

The Designer of Things is on a mission to visit (and ultimately make available in print format) every Lighthouse on the Irish Coastline.

Bert draws on his continental architectural and design background to re-present these timeless icons in a uniquely modern style. His original series the lights 01 was released in 2018 and built around the 12 Great Lighthouses of Ireland. In the meantime this series has grown to 17 lighthouse prints with more in the pipeline. At Showcase Ireland 2020 he introduced a new series the lights 02 in a moodier colour scheme and square format.

These prints can be bought in our Etsy shop but check back soon when we will have a list of our stockists and new online shop ready.

Ballycotton Co Cork
Fastnet Co Cork
Mizen Head Co Cork
Great Lighthouses of Ireland
St.John's Point Co Down
Poolbeg Co Dublin

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the designer creates

Bert loves to design and make things, it?s his passion as much as his job. This translates into the enthusiam he brings to his work, big or small.

He loves all design problems equally. No favouritism. Solving a coding problem whilst developing a website gives him as much pleasure as creating your branding.
If you?re stuck with a design issue, he?s your man. Just get in touch, ?cause if you don?t ask, you won?t get.

Have a look around at some of the work he has created.


the designer of things

Bert, The Designer of Things is a multi-disciplined graphic designer and architectural artist.

Bert grew up in Belgium where he studied graphic design in the old harbour quarter in Antwerp and architecture in the medieval city of Ghent. He then set out on his travels living and working in various European countries before eventually making his home in Ireland.?Now he loves living on the Seven Heads Peninsula at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean right in between the lighthouses of Galley Head and the Old Head of Kinsale.?In between the weather permutations he valiantly tries to keep up with the exercise needs of his lively lurcher Misty at his local beach.

If he?s not creating or coming up with a solution for your design needs, you can probably find him tending the garden or baking in the kitchen (where else?).