Early last year, we started seeing alot of amazing poster and prints online and we even shared one such collection. Remember the Veggie collection by Von Trueba? Yes the ones with the amazing leaves that have been a hit everywhere.. people are really loving the leaves nowadays. Of course flowers are classic but leaves are a nice change.. but before we get too carried away.. we thought we'd introduce you to the young talent behind the Von Trueba prints, Carmen.
Hi Carmen, tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in Murcia (Spain), and after years drawing and traveling I decided that Architecture could be my thing. I graduated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where I also won awards and prizes for design, art, and innovation.
Nowadays I am based in London, and have several platforms where I show my designs (inspired by geometry and materials), and illustrations.
Could you share with us 3 of your favourite spots in your city?
My favourite spots in London are: Shoreditch, Southbank and Kensington gardens.
Are there any design hangouts or places you can go to meet other creates where you live?
Here in London it is rare not to always have something to do or somewhere to go to. You have to be tuned in because there is always something going on, sometimes is stressful because I dont want to miss anything.
What is one important lesson you have learnt on your creative journey?
Trust yourself, at the end, everything that comes out from you in a natural way is good, you have to trust, and do not ever think about whether people are going to like it.
Is there a piece of advice you would share with budding designers who are still in school or thinking of quiting their day job?
The same as I told you before. Everyone has something to offer, and that is the best part. Trust your feelings and your creations, let them be.
Do you remember the moment you decided you wanted to do what you are doing now?
Not really. I think I have always loved to "create". No matter if it is a building, a print or a store window. Design has always driven me happy.
Where do you find inspiration? Perhaps a favourite blog or website?
I find inspiration in nature, in geometric forms, pure forms. I love nordic design, textures.
Finish this sentence -- "if i could, i would..."
If I could, I would ALWAYS.
All images courtesy of Von Trueba.
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