Featured Artist: Pashii
by Jay Hilgert
on October 12, 2007
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Another standout talent from the BittBox User Showcase on Flickr, and the featured artist for October, everyone say hello to Pashii. I don’t need to say much more. The pieces speak for themselves. There is an interview with Pashii below, and a few selected works. If you weren’t in the mood to get inspired today, well, you’re about to!
Pashii’s Flickr Page:
Pashii on Flickr
Pashii’s MySpace Page:
Pashii on MySpace
Interview with Pashii
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
Well, I’m Pashii, a visual enhancer \ Retoucher for PLP STUDIOS here in Chicago!! Pretty much a determined, focused, imaginary, fun, goofy, & laid back type of girl! Enjoy working with Photography. Started into the world of Adobe, 7yrs ago & found my passion that I loved so much.
2. What drives you? What keeps you interested in design?
It is all my senses, seeing, feeling, smelling, etc, anything that may drive a certain thought or imagery. I also love to just observe the environment you can learn so much just by sitting back and watching. ;) People, animals, memories, to future thoughts.
What keeps me going is my self motivation, I have a lot of support thankfully from a lot of people and they inspire me to keep moving, trying new skill sets, and just keep learning. Just being proud of yourself and consistently pushing yourself no matter what obstacles are in your way.
3. If you could tell everyone out there 1 thing about your work, what would it be? Maybe a unique skill you have, or rare technique you use?
I do my work with eyes closed, lol..What may I say about my work? Comes from this big spongy thing in my head, it may be the most simplest in its form to sometimes and an extreme sequence of detail. My personal projects I let them speak for itself, let the viewer see what they may imagine. Now each project may vary so depending upon whom & what the project is produced for the time management is critical and the stages to production!
4. Name at least 1 quirky or dorky thing you do for inspiration or to pass boredom in those “design-block” moments.
I start to sing, dance, and just act goofy bring up random funny stories and crack myself up including others around. Just step away from that monitor and do something other then stare at the screen.
5. Music while you work? Yes, No Sometimes, or Blaring Constantly.
Oh the music must be on Blaring constantly!!! Depending on the piece I am working on the music choice may differ. Though I must say some of the Faves playing while I create are Debarge, Moby, Enigma, Seoan, Amr Diab, Kanye, Little Brother, and a few others.
6. Do you have a favorite artist or a few that influenced you more than others?
Some of my current faves are Laura Racero love the fantasy feel of her pieces, Jakob Printzlau the use of illustration, typography, and photography are amazing,
Flavio Albino of Platinum superb work from concept to execution and there amazingly hundreds of phenomenal designers from all sides respect for all who devote their time for creativity.
8. Anything else you would like to say to the readers?
Never doubt yourself, once you do you start to set yourself up for failure, there will be days ahead when you want to throw in the towel but never become discouraged, replace it with passion, dedication, & focus it will pay off in the end. Really do research upon time management, people skills, and find great sites that offer you great resources to the type of design you are interested in. If you want it you must convince your mind FIRST, all else will follow, you hold your own happiness.Learn how to earn $125 or more per hour as a freelancer - Click Here