We're so excited to bring you items designed by Jasmine Jones in this month's Cirque kits. Jasmine is a graphic designer and artist working here at Studio Calico. You may have noticed her hand-lettering on your alphas, stamps, and in the Fall and Valentine's Day printables, and she's always hard at work here creating more pretty items for your kits. Her attention to detail and knack for adding flourish to the items she designs make her style fit in perfectly with the whimsy of this month's kits. You can find more of Jasmine's work at her website at www.jasminenorajones.com.
How long have you been working with Studio Calico?
I have been working for Studio Calico since August of 2014. I am a full-time Graphic Designer at the Studio Calico headquarters.
Can you tell us about your creative process? What mediums do you work with; what inspires you?
I do not have one definitive process. I let the project I'm working on determine what mediums I use and how I go about achieving the desired outcome. Mostly for design work, I use felt tip pens, brush pens, and inks and then scan my work into the computer to add color and texture. However, I equally love working with paints, colored pencils, markers, paper, photos, collage, etc. I think my biggest strength, and sometimes my biggest challenge, is my versatility with various mediums.
I am very inspired by the lifestyle and designs of previous decades such as the Victorian era of the late 1800's and the Hippie movement in the 1960's. I find constant inspiration through other artists' abilities and the way they interpret ideas and execute them. In general, I am attracted to all things "wabi-sabi" which is the art of finding beauty in life's natural progressions. This could include chipping plaster, old cobblestone streets, the patina on a copper pot, distressed paint on an antique hutch or rust on an old general store sign. It's a quiet, undeclared beauty that waits patiently to be discovered. I hope glimpses of this philosophy overflow into my artwork. I am daily striving for my art and heart to align with one another. It's a constant tug-of-war.
Would you mind giving us a peek into your creative space?
Sure! I have a room designated to art-making. It's a work-in-progress but here is a rarely-tidy peek at where the mess happens.
We’d love to see more of your art! Could you share a couple of your favorite projects?
My favorite projects are products that I've created for Studio Calico. Here's a sample of some of the work I've done. I do a lot of hand lettering work at Studio Calico and also for freelance opportunities.
Where can we find more of your work?