My Creative Process: Deun Ivory

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My Creative Process is an interview series in which I chat with inspiring creatives of all types, and take a peek inside their minds. I hope this series will give you a sense of relief – “I feel like that too!” – and encourage you to keep making what you love to make.

 

Deun Ivory is a multifaceted creative widely known for her aesthetic as a photographer + illustrator. Through her artistry, she has created a space for women of color to feel valued, affirmed + celebrated. Her eye for compelling imagery + elegant use of minimalism has garnered the attention of Essence Magazine + other major brands who’ve declared her an influencer + artist to watch.

 

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My Creative Process: Kristina Bartosova

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My Creative Process is an interview series in which I chat with inspiring creatives of all types, and take a peek inside their minds. I hope this series will give you a sense of relief – “I feel like that too!” – and encourage you to keep making what you love to make.

 

Kristina Bartosova is a Slovakian graphic designer and art director based in Graz, Austria. Coming from a background of classic graphic design, her work spans from branding and editorial design to art direction and styling. Through taking the inherent personality and condition of a project into consideration, she creates powerful aesthetics that form a world of their own.

 

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Inside My Creative Process

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If you’re anything like me, you’re almost obsessively curious about how other creatives work. From their daily routines to how they sketch out ideas to where they find inspiration, I love taking a peek into the minds of other creative folk. I’m such a voyeur to be honest.

 

So today I thought it’d be fun to walk you through my own creative process, from idea generation to the final product. Like many creatives, I struggle with self-doubt (read: hating myself and everything I make), perfectionism, and comparison, so I’ll touch on those topics as well.

 

Whether you’re looking for ways to shake up your own creative process or are simply a nosy bugger like me, I hope you enjoy. Let’s go!

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Lusting 01

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01. Sabat Magazine: Issue 2

If you know me at all, you know I’m obsessed with Halloween and spooky things. I found out about this gorgeous publication through Haus Witch, and I’m already planning on picking up a copy when I visit Salem in October. The layout and typography are incredible too, so it’s basically everything I’ve ever wanted in a thing.

02. Matiko Tabine Booties

I’m not sure how well these booties would hold up in heavy snow, but they’re too pretty not to roll the dice. dealwithit.gif

03. Grapes Encyclopedia Cards

I have a somewhat strange obsession with fruit, I just think it’s beautiful and super photogenic. These cards feature different types of grapes, and the colors are just amazing.

04. Cluse Minuit Mesh Watch

I’m a big fan of chunky watches, and I’ve had my eye on Cluse for a while now. The mesh strap combined with the sleek black face give me Tony Montana vibes, and he’s basically my style icon.

05. Woodlot Amour Salt & Clay Soap Bar

I swoon over Woodlot’s packaging on the reg, it’s truly perfection. The soft pink of this soap makes me all giddy and stuff, plus I assume it smells like a room full of giggling cherubs.

06. Ventrone Chronicles Blush Thick Velvet Choker

You’ve probably seen one of Ventrone Chronicle’s chokers on Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram…well anywhere really, because suddenly they’re everywhere. And for damn good reason. I’ll take one blush, one nude, one black, and all of the gold. ALL OF THE GOLD.

07. The Reformation Peggy Top

This silky top is the dreamiest shade of pink, and while my closet consists of mostly neutrals, I’d make an exception for this one. Recently I’ve been making a conscious effort to stay away from fast fashion brands and instead invest in high-quality pieces from more ethical labels. The Reformation seems to be pretty good on that front, plus I love the colors and materials they work with.

08. The Object Enthusiast Amber Speckled Ring Dish

I’ve been a fan of The Object Enthusiast for a long time now. Her eye for color is on point, and I’m drawn to the bits of shiny gold like moth to a flame.

09. Overgrowth

I actually discovered this book through its website, which is equally gorgeous. Soft pastels, romantic design, florals…good stuff!

What have you been lusting after lately?

End of Summer Diary

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Okay, so…I know it’s kind of annoying when people are like “omg it’s almost October already” but omg it’s almost October already. I’m happy about this because a) October is my favorite month/Halloween is my favorite holiday, b) I live in Arizona where it’s 100 degrees at night, and c) I’m making a big change in my life this fall and I’m nervously excited about it.

So I thought I’d share a little with you about my summer, as well as what I have planned for the fall. As Gretchen Rubin says, September is the new January…

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