Illustrations by Raquel Marques – Inspiration of the day

December 22, 2017

Today’s inspiration

I’ve known Raquel for sometime, and I’ve followed her work since I met her. She has an unique personality and we prepared a small interview for share her work and thoughts.

How should we call you?

Hi! You can call me Raquel.

Why do you do What you do?

I remember I stared drawing in a really young age, I always loved illustration and I started to love design a little further in my life. Combining this two areas is what makes me happy, mostly because with design you learn how to communicate through any format and illustration brings little bit of joy to our serious world.

Did you already had some background in arts when you were young?

Yes, in fact my dad was an art enthusiast before he went to science, so I became really interested in his teenage room walls full of drawings, and I guess that was a eye opening experience.

What makes you angry in design?

When people don’t give space for the text to breath drives me nuts.

What superpower would you like to have and why?

I would like to have the power to resize all my stuff so it can fit my pockets, that way i could bring all my art supplies and books with me when i travel.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

I’m not the best person to give advices but I’m the best asking for them.

What role does the artist have in society?

I think artists can play a lot of roles in society, you can choose if you want your art to make people laugh or to educate, criticize, express feelings etc. I think in this profession you can choose your path.

What is your dream project?

At this moment I would like to do an exhibition of my art and paint murals but in the future I would like to have my own studio.

And what is the project that you are most proud of?

I guess my first real freelance design project where me and my team mate had to rebrand an restaurant/coffee shop. I had to met with clients and I really felt contact with the business world.

Where can we see more of your work?

You can check my projects on my website raquelazm.com and see my daily doodles on my facebook.com/raquelazmarques, thank you!

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