By John Lechner
Marc, Graphic Designer from Bink Creative
I've know Marc for quite a while now, we first met with his first business Bink Creative, more recently Marc has taken on the annual printing of my Wanderlust Calendars as well as printing my promotional material via Cessnock Print Place another of Marc and his wife Leanne's businesses.
Marc is a wonderful addition to the Biz Tips blog as his design experience is so diverse over many years. I hope you enjoy the tips and expertise he shares.
Marc is based in Cessnock in the Hunter Valley Australia but he grew up in the Dutch seaside town of Zandvoort.
Marc is passionate about is being creative in all its forms… designing, painting, drawing, writing, thinking. "If I had to limit my expertise to a couple of words, it would be “intuitive and effective design”."
I asked Marc what drives him?
"A couple of things drive me – on one level I have a desire to deliver quality work, to improve efficiencies and find better ways to get results. But more importantly I strongly driven by ‘connection’ – connection with the customer, their business, with the design piece and the audience the design piece speaks to, and for it to connect with me personally as well."
What does he do and who does he help?
"BINK Creative is committed to providing its customers with creative and cost-effective solutions to their graphic design, digital printing and offset printing needs. We are focused on delivering professional design and print services that deliver you more!"
Favourite place to travel to?
"Apart from the obvious (Holland), I really enjoyed travelling around Vanuatu, Thailand and Lombok (Indonesia).
But I must admit that when I travelled Australia as a 21-year-old, the country and its people put a spell on me, haha!"
What is the one place/thing that is at the top of your bucket list that you haven’t got to yet?
"I am drawn to idea of walking the Camino track. [JL Note: me too, I would love to walk the Camino. I'd love to cross the Simpson desert on foot too] But we’ve been talking for a few years about taking the kids cycling along the Danube river, starting in Germany (downhill!). That would be a dream come true." [JL Note: sounds amazing]
I asked Marc a follow up question about when he last returned to Holland with his family?
"We travelled back to Holland on Christmas day 2014. It was one of those last-minute things, following on from an off-the-cuff remark I made (“I think I like to visit my mum and dad for Christmas”) that ended up with all four of us going.
It was one of those holidays that deepened the family relationship, plus the whole travel experience for the kids. It’s moments like that shine bright in one’s life."
Favourite eating/drinking experience when travelling?
"Two weeks ago I visited my sister in Melbourne. We ended up a little way out at a wonderful new Thai restaurant called Holy Basil in Croydon, that totally blew me away.
I don’t normally write a review, but on this occasion, I did. “The food delivered is quite simply sizzling soul on a plate. It's exciting to look at, surprising in its depth and balance and takes Thai food to a whole new level. Clever. Captivating.” It’s most definitely worth booking a table there if you happen to be in Melbourne.."
If you had $1000 spare and no rules on how to spend it what would you do?
"Well, if you put it that way, I’d spend it on a weekend away with my wife and two kids, near the ocean."
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