What was the inspiration behind your Chirply design?
It turned out to be a very romantic design but I wasn’t thinking of a valentines day card. I think it was just what I had in mind at that moment, the music I was listening to.
Out of the 8 color crayon box, which one did you use the most as a child?
The blue one
How did you end up doing what you’re doing now? Did your parents/teachers want you to be a lawyer?
I’ve been drawing since I was a littler girl, I remember drawing characters and making up stories for them to keep myself entertained. But in university I took an Illustration class and that’s when I knew that illustration is what I want to do, this is what I love.
How do you promote yourself and find new work? ….hard work, networking, luck, black magic?
INTERNET! I can’t live without it. I think it’s a great way to reach a lot of people from all over the world. I spend a lot of time searching for inspiration, contests, collaborations, new illustrators, etc.
Do you work outside your principle medium? Have you ever? Did any disasters come out of these experiments?
I think it’s very important to try different styles. No matter if the result is good or bad you always learn something at the end.
“I think it’s very important to try different styles. No matter if the result is good or bad you always learn something at the end.”
What are you really bad at?
Was there anything that inspired you last week?
Lately I’ve been listening to Ella Fitzgerald, her music inspires me a lot. Also I discover a great writer and illustrator named Dallas Clayton, his work is amazing.
What’s something that most people don’t know about you? Do you have any hidden talents? Do you collect anything?
I have a serious Moth phobia, and I collect all kind of pens and pencils.
If you were passing one of your idols on the street and only had time to yell out one thing, what would it be? Who would you be accosting?
“YOU ROCK” to Gemma Correll
What’s the most inappropriate occasion to give a card? Any idea what that card might look like or say?
“Congratulations on your second divorce”
Which do you prefer:
Coffee or tea? Hot Chocolate
Multiple choice or essay? Essay
Working at a studio or at home? Studio
Working in the Morning or at night? Night
Money or Ramen noodles? French Fries!
Besides yours, whose work should we be checking out?