@sagepizza

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1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona! I grew up with very creative parents so they always encouraged me to pursue the arts. I kind of lost touch with my creative side after high school because I was told I wouldn’t make a career as an artist. So for a couple of years I pursued different degrees like Business and Exercise and Wellness but I knew after a short time that they weren’t for me. I ended up taking a leap of faith and attended the Art Institute of Phoenix for Graphic Design and instantly fell in love. I knew I finally found my passion! I graduated last year and I’ve been wingin’ it ever since.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I love bold but simple artwork; Something that makes a statement without trying too hard.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I used to be decent at drawing but now that I’m on my computer most of the time, my drawing skills have completely gone downhill haha. So I would have to say digital illustration!

4. What is your artistic process like?

I don’t try to force an idea, so it’s usually something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. An idea is sparked by an object or phrase that speaks to my mood in that particular moment. I’ll try to work the idea out in my head for a few days before I can visualize how I want it to look! Then from there I will make a (bad) sketch and just go for it in Adobe Illustrator. I usually play around with it until I feel happy with the result!

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Oh so many! I love following boss ladies who are killing it in the design industry. Some of my inspirations include Wesley Bird, Dani Dazey, Tuesday Bassen, and Robin Eisenberg to name a few!

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

I love to use art to express myself! Whether it is to decorate my room with and make it feel like my own space or creating it to express how I feel! I think this year has been so tough, so it’s inspiring to see artists use their art as their political voice to raise awareness about important issues in the world.

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7. Where did you study?

I received an Associates in Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Phoenix.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I am pretty open to where I can be! I love being a freelance designer but if the opportunity came up to work in an agency where I could really fit in, I would love that too! I just want to keep designing and expand my skillset. I still feel like I’m pretty amateur, so I hope my best work is yet to come.

9. What about in ten?

Okay! Haha I have absolutely no idea. If there’s anything I know, it’s that life is unpredictable and I will just see where the wind blows me.

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I try to make things that people can find relatable! I want to be genuine in my work, I don’t want to hold back and I don’t want to only make something because it’s “trendy.” If I can find a large audience that understands my weird vibe, I’d be happy.

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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

Being from Arizona, I think we have so many amazing places to go to for Mexican food!! Nothing is a better snack than chips and salsa.

12. Favourite book?

Catcher in the Rye.

13. Favourite genre of music?

That’s a tough one! I would probably say indie-rock.

14. What are your hobbies?

I enjoy running, hanging out with my friends, and a good Netflix binge!

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

If I wasn’t an artist, I would have tried to become a back-up dancer for Justin Timberlake HAHA.

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