Hello again! It’s that time to introduce you to another one of my favorite designers- Meg Gleason of Moglea! It was through Minted that I got to know Meg and her beautiful work. I drool over her talent for hand lettering and hand illustrations. Lets get to the interview shall we?!
1. The adorable Meg Gleason. 2. Watercolors at work. 3 Some of her lovely hand illustration. Show-off! =P
Q&A with Meg Gleason
What is your favorite design tool(s)?
Things I can’t live without: Pentel Mechanical Pencils, Pilot v7 pens, tracing paper, tablet and scanner. All of my illustrations are started on paper and then brought into the computer. I’ve never been able to start a design without sketching first. Amy inspired me to buy a Wacom tablet (I have a Intuos 4 Small) and it’s one of the best office purchases I’ve made. (Thanks Amy!) Because a lot of my designs end up letterpressed, my style has changed a bit to accommodate the strengths and limitations of letterpress printing. More…
Hello! This is my first official interview and I’m thrilled to introduce you to one of my favorite designers- Kelli Hall! Kelli is a part of the design community at Minted. I had the pleasure of meeting Kelli in San Francisco this past summer. Not only is she talented but she’s one of the sweetest gals I’ve ever met. I love Kelli’s style -Her designs are always timeless and oh so chic.
1. Kelli, her darling husband and their fluffy kitty. 2.Daisy and Stripes birth announcement. 3. Flower Wash in progress.
Q&A with Kelli
For me, the hardest part of the design process is self-editing. Most of my designs start off much busier, with kind of crazy ideas blocked out on the page, and my process involves repeated rounds of polishing and revising, to hopefully result in something that is clean, elegant and well balanced. Arriving at the point where a piece looks effortless is the most rewarding part of design for me–but getting there by
knowing what to include/exclude is the most challenging part. I wish I could say my ideas just flow out in the first version, but that is rarely the case. Some of my designs actually have 30+ versions before I get to something I feel relatively good about (and even then i still wish i could improve them ; ) More…