This Savage Beauty

About

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"This Savage Beauty is an exploration of the non-complacent, of the beautiful, and the weird."

 

The Magazine...

This Savage Beauty is an exploration of the non-complacent, of the beautiful, and the weird through essays, interviews, and music. It is a love letter to the things that have shaped and continue to shape my internal cultural and artistic landscape.

The Agency...

Aside from being an online magazine, Savage is also a creative agency—known for translating the vision and values of brands into the perfect story through design and writing.

The magazine is my personal labour of love, while the agency gives me the opportunity to work with some of the exciting talent currently taking root in Belgium. Get in touch to see what we can do for you.

Where to Find Savage Online

I wanted Savage, but so many savages were already taken. Magazines, journals, and so on, so what savage was left for me to claim. I slapped on modifiers, and I let savage modify nouns and adjectives. Stick. Cut. Repeat. Until I came upon a description by Oscar Wilde on the Irish cultural region of Connemara, he’d called it a savage beauty, and with it I found mine.

The Person...

Human. Creative. Graphic designer. Writer. Overly enthusiastic person.

The Longer Explanation

My name is Julie Smits. I'm a creative, writer, and designer.

My focus lies on creating original writing, both in copywriting for clients and articles under my own name. As well as creating distinct graphic design with a strong story or message.

  • Copywriting and Copyediting (General / Brand Voice & Development)
  • Scriptwriting (Concept Brand & Corporate Films)
  • Blogposts and Articles
  • Long form essays
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design

With my creative agency, This Savage Beauty, I get to work with some of the exciting talent currently taking root in Belgium. Together, we translate the vision and values of brands into the perfect story through design and writing.

Outside of my client work, This Savage Beauty, is my personal labour of love. It's an online magazine made up out of interviews, essays, and music. It's a collective. It's an experiment. It's an exploration. It's a project in process.

If you'd like to work together, then feel free to get in touch

Influences, Interests & Loves...

Maurice Sendak; Tom Waits; Fiona Apple; William Blake; George Orwell; Nick Cave; John Berger; Steven Pinker; Neil Gaiman; Alan Ginsberg; Spike Jonze; Philip Pullman; Edgar Wright; Bryan Fuller; Edward Gorey; Roy Peter Clark; Wes Anderson; Will Self’s non-fiction; Bertrand Russell; Maria Popova; Walter Benjamin; Alan Watts; …

Where to Find Me...

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