Thursday, April 17, 2014

Interview to Katrina from Katrina Illustration

One of the things I love about blogging is jumping from one blog to another, and discover new blogs and talented people by doing it. That's why I decided that one of the new sections I wanted in the blog would be dedicated to interviewing other bloggers and spread the word about what they do. I had done spotlights and interviews before, but never as a regular section of the blog.

This week I'm happy to have with us Katrina from Katrina Illustration, an illustrator and a designer who creates fashion illustrations, custom blog designs, logos and business card designs, and stationery, among other things. Personally, I love her sketches!

by Katrina


1. Hi Katrina! We're happy to have you on the blog today! 

Thank you for this opportunity, I am so excited to share the art that I love so much with all of you! 

 2. Tell us a little bit about your blog. What do you post about? 

 I use my blog as a place to share my journey as an illustrator and designer. Littered among these posts are examples of commission work that I have done, humorous or touching life experiences re-lived on paper, and peeks into my sketchbooks. 

 3. You make lovely illustrations! What's your inspiration for them? 

Thank you! Most of my inspiration comes from life, though experiences and the beautiful things I see each day in my own life or through the aid of others (via blogs, or social media). The #OOTDsketch posts are taken from what I wore on a particular day, so that is DIRECTLY from my life. However, I love commission work because I get to share creative juices with someone else—taking their vision and what they love and combining it with what I love so much—creating! 

by Katrina

 4. Do you think it is complicated to be an artist these days? Do you think the competition is hard? 

In many ways, the variety found in the art world is very freeing—I am free to both illustrate and exercise more technical design (such as web, social media and logo design), which keeps me from getting bored if nothing else! The competition can be hard, but God has provided for me in so many ways, so I am not about to start worrying now. I am fortunate enough to have a part time job that I love and run the business of my dreams the other half of the week. That way, I can be thankful for the busy times and not fret during the "slower" times. 

 5. How is Internet helping you with your career?

I would probably not be able to run a freelance business from home without it—at least not until I had served for many years at a large design firm to build up clientele (as many before me have done). Thanks to the internet and the portfolio sites that I built during my undergrad, many of the first freelance jobs that I was given just fell into my lap before I was actively seeking them. Haha, I didn't even want a job yet (adjusting to my newly married life and a move) and before I knew it, my business was born! 

 6. Spring is in the air! What do you enjoy the most about this season? 

The promise of Summer and the return of the sunshine and the warmth—it has given me new life and hope. After this particularly cold winter, I am eager to get to the heart of Summertime! 

by Katrina

 7. Thanks for answering these questions and opening us the door of your blog Katrina! 

Thank you for welcoming me into your blogging world today—if you made it all the way down to the end, I am offering all of you 20% of your entire purchase in my Etsy Shop! Feel free to check out some of the stationery, prints and you can even get your hand on a custom portrait done by yours truly! Use coupon code: CASETA20 at check out. Thank you again for giving me a chance to share what I love!


Katrina is also offering free downloads on her blog (including THIS lovely April desktop calendar). You can find them HERE.

Find Katrina on:

blog / twitter / facebook / Instagram / bloglovin / Etsy 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome interview, thank you for sharing, I love her drawings. Will definitely check out her blog!