Please introduce yourself in a few words, tell us who you are and where you come from. How and why did you become a graphic designer?
Hi! I’m Boots (otherwise known as „Jamie Melani Marshall“). I’m a graphic designer from the-middle-of-nowhere, Pennsylvania (about a 3 hour drive from everywhere: New York, Philidelphia, DC…). I’ve always loved to draw, ever since I was little. I became a graphic designer when I realized I could actually make money doing it. :) You can see some of my work on my portfolio site.
What do you like to draw?
Pretty much anything. Except guns and tanks. Being a girl, I never practiced drawing those things when I was little like little boys did, and I’m not very good at them. I’m ok at drawing unicorns, though.
Which music do you listen to when drawing? And where do you look for inspiration in general?
I usually don’t. I work from home and when there are other people in the house, I don’t want to bug them. When I’m alone, I usually put on my Pandora station, which I think started off based on Arcade Fire and Broken Bells.
How long have you known laFraise and how did you find us?
I discovered laFraise a couple years ago. I love the quirkiness of laFraise designs. I’m not sure who actually pointed me to the site. It was probably a fellow designer, or a google search for tee contests.
What are your 4 favorite printed designs at laFraise – and still available – ?
Wolfswing by s-a-m
Gentil tou tou by Vinsse
Pure Laine by Nesk
Chair de Poule by RIPS
What is your favorite website and do you have any favorite artists ?
I don’t think I have a favorite website. Although this sweater lady is pretty great. I’d say she’s a kick-ass sweater artist, too.
Do you have hobbies other than drawing? What are they?
I’m pretty terrific at darts. I can also sing the theme song to pretty much every American sitcom from the 1980’s.
If you were …
Movie: Welcome to the Dollhouse
Band: I wouldn’t be a band. It’s usually pretty disappointing when you get to know the people behind the music. Maybe I’d be David Bowie. He seems pretty awesome.
Book: Something by Kurt Vonnegut.
Famous Person: Can I say David Bowie, again? No reason. I just can’t think of a good famous person.
Could you please draw us your interpretation of strawberries with chantilly crème?