Welcome to my website.
I’m Martine Coelmont, and this is my professional career in a nutshell:
After achieving my bachelor’s degree in Communication Management with a major in Branding and Advertising, I completed my Interior Design studies in 2006. In my final year I spent one semester abroad, studying at Politecnico di Milano. I returned to Milan for an editorial internship at Designboom, the world’s first digital architecture and design magazine. That educational experience provided the perfect opportunity to explore all areas of design.
Back in Belgium, my career as an all-round creative took off, working in creative teams and on a freelance base, for local design studios as well as international companies. In the home textile business – where I designed for international high-end home textile brands and later for more commercial retailers – I was immersed in the world of colours, patterns, trend research, collection development and valuable technical know-how.
I chose to specialise in collection development and pattern design, and trained to develop colour strategies for brands and product lines, in sectors ranging from building materials, fashion and toys to FMCG. For each project, I loved taking up creative challenges, but also immersing myself in the preparatory market and trend research. That has lead me to NY-based trend agency Fashion Snoops’ Pattern & Graphics and Home department. I’m currently contributing to their seasonal trend reports.
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Martine is a very talented and creative designer that quickly understands the design brief of a project and the needs of a company; she builds the perfect bridge between innovative design and commercial needs. I was very happy with the results of the project ‘decorative patterns’ for glass, she delivered for AGC Mirodan Ind. Martine is very dedicated to the projects she starts, so you can be sure you will get results when you work with her.
Liesbeth Bracke, Strategic Marketing Interior glass Worldwide – Product Manager Europe, AGC
I love Martine’s commitment to creative research and her enthusiastic energy that she brings on a regular basis. During her time at Fashion Snoops, I was always impressed with the design ideas, artwork and innovative concepts that she brought forward to our team. Martine continuously went above and beyond, attending art and design tradeshows to gain more insight and offer a unique perspective that is so valuable in the trend forecasting world. I admire her tenacity and eagerness to grow in her skillset and expertise, with her genuine passion for the field shining through in each of the projects she worked on. Martine is a positive, determined and exceptional creative and I can’t wait to see what she takes on next!
Rachael Gentner, Print + Graphics Trend Editor, Fashion Snoops
During the time we worked together Martine impressed me with her style, professionalism and creativity. She has an eye for detail, is very loyal, discrete and patient. Her ‘get it done’ mentality and the fact that she always comes with a perfect result without making a fuss makes her a great asset to any company or team.
Anne Sloor, Management Assistant, UQ Talents