Anne Olde Kalter
Artist & Designer
Anne Olde Kalter runs her own atelier for handmade design for a steady 7 years now. She started out with Studio La Farme and is now ready for a new way of presenting herself. “My work and my life is always connected, what I make is part of what I am. I felt the need to start over and reinvent myself after 7 years. Next to working for clients I also want to focus more on making art. So it is time to start using my own name.”
I started working for myself when I felt limited in my creative advertising job. I missed doing what I love most; create with my hands, draw, paint or work with ink or clay. I was coming up with big concepts for big international clients which was cool, but missed the direct contact and the hands on creating part. I was spending too much time behind a screen and I wanted that to change. Remember when you were a kid and someone asked you what you wanted to be? I am sure your answer wasn’t ‘Whatever I do, I want to sit behind a computer. All day, every day.’, but think about it; that is what most of us do. From bankers to designers. That was what I did. That’s why I loved the idea of running a agency / farm. Where everyone has to get their hands dirty and do a little farm work next to their regular job. This would also mean that next to your paycheck you get a piece of the harvest. That is how La Farme was born.