What is your favourite card you’ve designed for Sunshine Llama, and why?
My favourite is the one I designed with a girl and a tiger, because this idea was born absolutely spontaneously, right from the subconscious depths of my brain. I was falling asleep and saw the composition before my eyes. Everything turned out almost according to the method of Salvador Dali! I had to turn on the light and draw it in a sketchbook before I forgot.
Can you tell us a little bit more about your design process? What do you enjoy most about the design process?
Sometimes ideas come to me spontaneously, but most often it’s the result of hard work 🙂 I analyze a lot of other people’s work, and think about forms and poses that can be somehow unusually inserted into the composition. I love mixing ideas, fitting lettering into shapes… doing something fun.
How did you get into illustration/design?
I really wanted to draw a cartoon and send it to various international animation competitions. I started learning animation and in the process accidentally found out about the existence of microstocks, which are sites where I can upload an image i’ve made and other people can buy it. And I can try to draw anything! So, I tried! And people bought 🙂
Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere, from movies to stains on the walls. But I also like to go on Pinterest and visually pump my consciousness, develop illustrative vision.
Who is your favourite designer/artist/creative person?
A very difficult question. It’s really hard for me to single out just one… Well, let it be Alejo Giraldo. I love his work
Do you have any top tips for aspiring designers?
Do not be afraid to seek and try and appreciate your work, your time – your unique vision of things! And as much as possible, try to study and analyze the structure of things. It greatly expands your perception of the world and gives you a lot of inspiration and ideas.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself
I like to set myself absurd goals, asking myself questions like “what if?!”. Recently I decided to walk 50 km in a day. It was a cool experience!
What is your favourite film?
Hmmm let it be Captain Fantastic.
What is your star sign?
Cancer, I’m a summer girl 🙂