Do you ever wonder how other artists and designers come up with their creative ideas? I do! I am creatively curious! I love to see the process of how one's mind works from start to finish. Rosie Martinez-Dekker is a Mexican designer based in The Netherlands.Rosie graduated in graphic and textile design in the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City .After working several years as textile designer, art director and in the business side of textiles and apparel she decided, with her husband, to form Believe Creative studio in 2011. Believe Creative Studio creates prints & patterns focused on design for baby, children and teens products. Rosie style is whimsical, colorful, playful and fun.She creates both digitally and hand painted.
Today, Rosie will be sharing with us the creative process behind the development of her logo and website. Ta-da! Here she is!
What inspires you to create?
My inspiration comes from my everyday life, what I am feeling what I am doing, what is happening around me. For instance the illustration of the cats below was created a night that my cat, named Prunilla, was meowing in the studio,she wanted to go out for a night walk.So I added a little bit of my own imagination and a new design was born.
What medium do you like to create in?
I love to create in watercolor and gouache, I love to design directly in paper and play with water and colors.
Just a year ago I started also designing in Illustrator, and use the drawing tablet (Wacom) for the free sketchy style that I love so much.
Do you keep an art journal? How do you keep track of all of your ideas and inspiration?
I have a sketchbook but I have to confess that I am not very disciplined in sketching every time I create a pattern. I am a right in the moment kind of girl, so if I need inspiration I look for it in the moment and if necessary I sketch something right before starting creating.
Do you work on just one design from start to finish or do you have a number of different designs on the go?
I only go for one design, I do not do trials and colors ways, sometimes I just play with the background color, and that makes my design process easy and fast. [caption id="attachment_4579" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Color Moodboard for creation of logo and website[/caption]
Do you prefer to design for a brief/competition or your own personal inspiration?
What time of the day are you most creative?
After 2pm. Is weird, but I do not manage starting early, I normally start my day sporting, walking my dogs, doing stuff, then after I had a nice lunch is when I feel more inspired and ready to create!
Thank you Rosie! Your branding totally suits you. It was interesting to see how it came about. Please be sure to have a look at Rosie's Look Book. The link is below. It's very impressive. You will be very inspired to make your very own Look bBook.I want her to make one for me!
Links website: www.believe-cs.com
lookbook 2013: http://issuu.com/rosiemartinez-dekker/docs/lb-1june/1facebook: https://www.facebook.com/believecstudio
twitter: @BelieveCstudio blog: http://believecreativestudio.blogspot.nl
linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rosamartinezdekker I will be back again on Thursday with another What does your creative process look like? blogpost featuring Femi Ford!