Hi All! I'm super excited that Melanie of My Billie is my large sponsor for October! She's a graphic designer and does some killer DIY posts. Let's get to know her a little better! :)
What made you want to become a graphic designer?
I've always been the creative type, and have gravitated from one medium to the next without ever really finding something I wanted to indefinitely stick with. It's like all the media were in this queue just waiting for their turn. Then it was time for my turn with computer-generated art and design, and what do ya know? It stuck with me! : )
You have some pretty amazing DIY posts - where do you find inspiration for those?
Why thank you! I think DIY is the bee's knees, and I can probably trace my affinity to it from always having a passion to create and "do". While I definitely love pretty things that don't really have a purpose or function, my favorite things to keep around are utilitarian. I want things I create to be useful. While I definitely use Pinterest or DIY blogs to help with inspiration, the main thing I do is figure out where there is some kind of void in my life (i.e., a nagging for new clothes, a prettier space, new cell phone cover, etc). Then I make!
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Do you think you'll ever create a clothing line?
That's been a dream of mine before...I'm actually a fashion school drop-out! I've created prototypes for a line of rompers and jumpsuits and have done some pretty in-depth planning and design work for a few different lines that never came to fruition. I always try to keep my options open and never fully close a book on any past project. It could happen!
What is your most prized possession?
Maddy, my dog : ) I've never loved anything as much I love her! It's scary and awesome at the same time. I think about how I don't want her to die all of the time, A morbid thought, but it helps me appreciate the time I have with her now.
And lastly...what is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I'm a big fan of plain, tart-flavored frozen yogurt. When I went to Germany several years back that's what I would get at the Eis shops and I could never find the flavor in America until all these random froyo shops opened up! It's so good with raspberries and mangoes on top!
And I can't forget my other sponsors!
Katherine of Of Corgis & Cocktails //
Fritha of Tigerlilly Quin //
Erika of Foxtrot Press //
Shell of Kitty And Buck //
Praew of Praew Channel //
Tara of Ewe Have Me In Stitches
Sam Kowalczyk // Christa Jae // Moheda Clogs
Thanks ladies for being my October Sponsors! :)