Graphic design - illustration
"Already to share my experiencies with others, to be involved in Creative Drive adventure, a privileged moment of exchange and pluridisciplinary creation."
"MARKED enabled me to work on my skills and my collection on a professional level whilst engaging with and getting valuable feedback from industry professionals. Being able to sell my collection in different shops was a first stepping stone and MARKED gave me the confidence to further pursue this path in the future".
"Creative Drive Project is my first team-project. I discovered that putting all our skills together in order to make a specific project is something sometimes hard but really enriching. I did like this experience."
Product design/interior architecture
"MARKED is a good concept to keep young designers creative and motivated.
It gave the opportunity to work with other designers, getting feedback from experts and exchange thoughts. The personal support helped me to show my product (Bombasj) to a larger audience".
Production - teacher of french and german
"Creative Drive is a pot –pourri of experiences with intercultural contagion."
"For me, one of the highlights of the Creative Drive project was meeting new creative people, with whom I'm most probably going to collaborate more often in the future. Besides the project being a great succes of course!"
Caroline Das & Kim Nivelle
Accessory design / architecture
"MARKED was the perfect opportunity to start a mutual ambition: designing objects which we would describe as "100% Kim&Caroline". Through all the beautiful encounters we learned what is most important to hit the road: Go for it and focus, focus, FOCUS".
"CD is the opportunity to prove that creatives can apply their capabilities on other branches in order to create new, interesting concepts. For me, it is an experience where I was able to develope my creativity in a new direction."
"Thanks to Creative Drive, I could surprise myself and discover new creative fields of expression."
European Studies & Media Culture
"In order to be successfull in the upcoming decades, the cooperation with neighbour cities in the Euregio might prove to be vital for Heerlen."
Sculptural design / architecture
"I have learned from the sessions MARKED to extend my own limits as a designer, and this on both practical and creative level. It became possible to propose my objects to a larger audience by the intensive and professional approach of this guidance".
"Creative Drive is a way to learn new things and has the potential to open doors."
"MARKED is a great opportunity to getting started ..."
"Creative Drive is the torch passing between the EUREGIO’s manufacturing industry and the creative industry. Individual and group work - to always find the best solution. It´s a starting point for invading creatively the invisible cities of our existence."
Product design / interior architecture
"Creative Drive, an interesting platform to confront creativity with business".
History of art - project management
"I like to describe myself as a European nomad. In my view, cities are laboratories of creativity where citizens are the main actors. Creative Drive is for me a good opportunity to investigate the subject of art in public space from another point of view."
"Gather a group of driven people and their energy will bring any given challenge to a great outcome! This is what the Creative Drive project 'Paraphrasing Babel' has shown me once again."
Sociology – project management
"Creative Drive opens up unexpected realms by mingling transdisciplinary thinking and creative teamwork."
"To me, Creative Drive is a brilliant tool, that enables me to fascilitate my creativity in unknown fields."
"Creative Drive creates opportunities. It's a great platform where you learn from each other".
Art & writing
"The idea was to pass through as many cities we could in the next hours, and in in the repetition of seeing each city, the main differences would emerge."
"Thanks to all the support and coaching of MARKED, I got the opportunity to convert my creative ideas and elaborations, into a marketable product".
"Creative Drive taught me to inject a bit more of ye olde professionalism back into my work, and presented me with four awesome new friends to boot."
"As a 5 year old boy on the playground all things were new, full of magic and wanted to be explored. That’s exactly what the 6 months Creative Drive were for me."
"MAD shop is a very good reality check and a nice first step if you want to get your products into the real world"
"Creative Drive gave me the opportunity to work out ideas in practice which I have been studying in theory for many years, investigating from different angles within an interdisciplinary team. The project was great for enhancing teamwork skills and getting a feel for commissioned projects."
"MARKED enabled me to really publish my (first) COLORING book. Their support gave me the courage to take this step.They brought us in contact with the right advisors".
Lory Di Donato
"Surpassing oneself and wonderful encounters. A beautiful moment of life."
"Creative Drive is good, for you & me."
History of art and religion – plastic arts
"Creative Drive enabled me to practise my various skills and to put them to the service of others in a field wich interest me : bringing art closer to the public."
"Creative drive, a project to learn with and from each other. Creating something without any boundaries. Where experimentation, innovation and aspiration are the key elements of a successful result."
International Relation & musician
"Creative Drive enhance pluridisciplinary collective intelligence and is key to the development of a sustainable and innovative society."
Art & interior design
"Actually the only platform to develop creative concepts."
"Creative Drive is a great platform to share knowledge and get in contact with awesome people, thanks to the paraphrasing-babel team!"
Graphic design & photography
"Creative Drive is a good platform to develop you own skills, mix with other disciplines and learn to work conceptual »on the job«!"
Product design / architecture
"MARKED is there for those who dare to dream".
"Participating in Creative Drive was the ideal opportunity to begin a new life experience in an other artistic field, that of public space."
"We raughly mapped around 38 empty spaces within the centre of Heerlen or in other words 38 opportunities for new projects."
Craft design – stone cutting
"Creativity is my fate. I entered into it the more I try to get away from it the more it holds me as a reason to live. Understanding, reasoning, revisiting, revising, developing."
"De MAD-shop biedt ontwerpers niet alleen de kans om een product voor te stellen aan het publiek via de shop, het voorziet ook stART-sessies waarin een persoonlijke begeleiding centraal staat."
Djing – electronic music
"Enriching electronic music by mixing it with other disciplines."
"By working with people from different fields of experience Interaction Design comes truly to its right. It's an experience you carry the rest of your career."
"Want some "best-practice" experience right after studies? Come get some! Valuable."
"Creative Drive is both a very mobile system and a process accelerator, a producer of creativity. It components are multicultural and crossdisciplinary : producers, artists, historians, thinkers, technicians, specialists working together on innovating projects."
Writing –film edition
"Encourage the reader to participate in the production of as work as full time actor and critic of the creative process."
"Working in an interdisciplinary group and trying to come up with a concrete product proved to be very inspiring, I've really learned a great deal."