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In this blog series, BG Creative interviews artists and other creatives about their professional pursuits, biggest career do’s and don’ts, and insights as to how good art and design philosophy can positively impact business. Artist, Carli Ihde, provides the accompanying illustrations throughout this series of featured creators.
COTM ~ 4/19: SOPHIE SHAPELESS

COTM ~ 4/19: SOPHIE SHAPELESS

Sophie, what sort of art or design do you do? I specialize in various styles of hula hooping and juggling, as well as multi prop fire performances. I eat and breath fire. I manipulate props. I dance. I model. I choreograph. I perform burlesque and drag. I stilt walk....

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COTM ~ 3/19: JENNIKA BASTIAN

COTM ~ 3/19: JENNIKA BASTIAN

Jennika, what sort of art or design do you do? I'd say my main medium is oil painting. Aesthetically, my work is characterized by gestural line work, emotive swaths of color, paired with realistically rendered fragments of environments and characters that cause the...

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COTM ~ 2/19: FERNANDO R. MONROY

COTM ~ 2/19: FERNANDO R. MONROY

Fernando, what sort of art or design do you do? My work is very eclectic. I like to draw many different styles. I enjoy that every day is different, and I learn something new along the way. But among all the styles, I prefer cartoon and surrealist realism.   What...

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COTM ~ 1/19: ZHALARINA SANDERS

COTM ~ 1/19: ZHALARINA SANDERS

What sort of art or design do you do? I am a Hip-Hop and Theater artist.   How long have you been doing this kind of art? I have been creating music since I was 6. I’ve been acting and writing plays since I was 13.   How did you get to the level of success...

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COTM ~ 10/18: DJ HEATHER

COTM ~ 10/18: DJ HEATHER

How would you describe your work?   I would describe what I do as part entertainer, educator and combining those components to be palpable enough for many palates. Like any art, it’s subjective. Either you dig what I do or ya don’t and that’s ok.   As a DJ,...

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COTM ~ 7/18: KELTY CAREW

COTM ~ 7/18: KELTY CAREW

What sort of art or design do you do?   I tattoo and I engrave stone by hand. I tattoo using both coil and rotary machines, and etch granite with Dremel engravers fitted with diamond bits. There are also digital design aspects to both processes including CAD,...

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COTM ~ 6/18: RHEA EWING

COTM ~ 6/18: RHEA EWING

What sort of art or design do you do? I make mixed media pieces that combine digital and traditional media. Traditional media I work with are things like paint and ink and pencils. Digital media I work with includes tools like using a digital drawing tablet,...

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COTM ~ 5/18: GABE OVIAWE

COTM ~ 5/18: GABE OVIAWE

What sort of art do you do? I am a photographer. I’ve been taking photos for seven or eight years now, and I started getting paid actively for my creative work two or three years ago. I’ve been a photographer full-time for a year. I travel back and forth from Illinois...

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COTM ~ 4/18: CARLI IHDE

COTM ~ 4/18: CARLI IHDE

What sort of art or design do you do? I specialize in illustration and animation. I do comic book illustration and book illustration as well as rotoscope animation. I work consistently with a comic book company called Dynamite Comics. I had seven comics published last...

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