Issue Three - March 2013
Danielle Roxanne Nagel
Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Who are you and what type of creative are you?
I am Danielle Roxanne Nagel. I am a Graphic Designer, Illustrator & Fashion Blogger based out of San Diego. I work at Jedidiah Clothing designing all the Ladies & some men's T-shirt graphics.
What made you interested in graphic design?
I have been an artist since I was a little girl. I come from a wonderful family who really values creativity. I originally received a degree in fashion design, but I found the job market was quite difficult. I decided to take a few graphic design classes and I simply fell in love. I just can't get enough design!
Where do you get your inspiration for work? How do you incorporate your inspirations into your work?
I am love finding what's next! Designing in the fashion industry I have to be up to the minute with current trends. Especially because what I'm designing won't be released until next year.
I observe and research a lot. Sometimes online, but I prefer going outside and seeing things for myself. I am very inspired by nature and exploration.
What is your artistic process?
I have many different styles of design, but i'll talk about my illustration. I usually draw them by hand first and scan them onto the computer. From there I bring them into photoshop to clean them up a bit. Then I bring them into Illustrator and live trace them. Once they are vectorized I'll color & tweak them to my liking. I often add font and other elements. Then I bring them back to photoshop and add textures and effects to give them a rough or watercolor look.
What designs are you most proud of and why?
Like I was saying, I have many different styles. For my job I often have to make more mature font & photo based designs. But I'm a sucker for all things adorable, and my favorite designs are definitely my cutesie illustrations! These designs show more of my personal style.