1. How long have you been designing?
I have been a graphic designer for 17 years and have always designed my own artwork for whatever project I was working on at the time. About 5 years ago I found the wonderful world of digital scrapbooking and fell in love with designing digital art! (It’s a whole lot more fun to create for the digi world than for the corporate world!) I’ve been so exciting and honored to design for Two Peas for the past 2 years! My favorite design programs are Illustrator, Photoshop and ArtRage.
2. Were you a scrapbooker before starting to design? If so, have you always been digital or did you transition from traditional paper scrapping?
I started traditional paper scrapbooking about 16 years ago and found digital about 5 years ago. I mistakingly thought I would totally switch over and just do digital... less mess, easier to travel with, etc.... well that didn’t work the way I planned! I love the feel of paper too much! So now I do both! :)
3. What are you favorite items to design?
I love to doodle!! Almost all of my kits have some kind of doodling in them somewhere!
4. How long does it typically take you to design a kit?
Quite a while! I’m a S-L-O-W designer!! I have all these ideas in my head, but I love to hand draw almost everything so it takes a while. One kit has been known to take about 2 weeks or more.
5. What are some of your inspiration sources?
Inspiration for me comes from everywhere. It can be quite overwhelming sometimes! I try to keep a small notebook to write ideas in since I have a horrible memory!! Driving down the road can be especially frustrating...by the time I have a chance to write down my idea...it’s gone!
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Thanks so much Jen, for taking time to share more about yourself!