Laura Knoops was born in 1989 in Amiens, France, from Belgian and Swiss parents. After graduating in Visual Communications from Duperré and Estienne in Paris, she landed in Berlin about five years ago and began her professional journey as a graphic designer. She has pushed her knowledge further as a freelancer and is now catering for the needs of clients from all over Europe and beyond, including Germany, France, Switzerland, UK, China and Australia. It allows her to build a profile that mixes disciplines — graphic design, textile, live video.
As an art director, designer, but also as a visual mediator and translator, she supports a systemic approach, resulting from an ongoing back-and-forth between the creative process and the use of signs. Thinking the object as a communication space, beyond the medium that it is offering, could gives birth to different interpretation levels.
Working across different media, disciplines, and industries, she always believed that design, as opposed to merely styling, requires a range of skills, interests, processes, and perspectives.
Workshops & Lectures2017 Beijing Industrial Arts College 北京工业大学 3 days workshop “In-between dimensions” (Beijing, CN)2017 Bookworm Sanlitun – Lecture with Red Gate Gallery & Qingyun Art Center (Beijing, CN)2016 ÉSAC Cambrai – 3 days workshop “Une créativité logicielle - living without Adobe” creativite-logicielle.esac-cambrai.net (Cambrai, FR)
Residencies2017 Qingyun Art Center 雲藝術公社 – 2 months designer-in-residence (Beijing, CN)2014 Le Bel Ordinaire – Résidence de Papier – 3 weeks of residency artist (Billère, FR)
Selected exhibitions2017 Le Pointu – with Arnaud Ele (Lausanne, CH)2015 Le Printemps Numérique (Montréal, CA)2015 Fête du Graphisme – La Fête Digitale - Silencio (Paris, FR)2014 Zest – Houten vs. Knoops (Amsterdam, NL)2013 Metamorphosis – ReVision Arts (US)2013 No Focus – Opéra of Lille (FR)2013 Cas d’écoles – Pôle Images (Tourcoing, FR)
Publications in books and magazines2017 Los Logos 8 – Gestalten (DE)2017 Et & Ampersands – Éditions Zeug (FR)2016 Typography / Exploring the Limits – Sandu Publishing (CN)2016 Typodarium – Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz (DE)2015 Rencontres de Lure – Après/Avant N°3 (FR)2015 Fête du Graphisme 2 – Éditions du Limonaire (FR)2014 Imprint 2 – Promo Press (UK)2013 Exotics Zine – The Studio Gold (US)
Online publications2017 Nakid Magazine (US)2017 We and the color (DE)2017 boooooooom – www.booooooom.com (CA)2017 Emballage collectif – medium.com/@embalcollectif (FR)2017 C-heads Magazine – www.c-heads.com (AT)2017 iGNANT – www.ignant.com (DE)2017 Steadfast magazine (US)
2016 Hoverstat.es – Seven questions to Laura Knoops – hoverstat.es (UK)2016 VAN Magazine – The Classical, The Pop, The Amateurish – van-us.atavist.com (DE) 2015 People of Print – peopleofprint.com (UK) 2014 Bel Ordinaire – Résidence de papier – belordinaire.agglo-pau.fr (FR)2014 Qualité Graphique Garantie (FR)2014 Triangulation blog (JP)