Welcome to the first edition of featured artist/designer post! Wonderfully Mei Designs believes in championing other artists and designers. There is beauty in collaboration and encouraging each other in our talents and abilities.
What got me started in this field was watching my sister to draw and paint. I remember she was doing a class project and I saw her drawing Bugs Bunny and Tazmania Devil. I was inspired to draw from that moment on and completely fell in love with it.
It is something I always wanted to be since I was in elementary school, I just didn’t know how to pursue it.
Why do you create the art that you do?
I like to get a reaction, whether it be good or bad. It means I have people’s attention. I love to illustrate cartoon characters, something taboo and then add my twist of graffiti to it.
What do you think is your best piece of art and why?
I think I have yet to make something good enough to be my favourite piece. When I do, it is going to be something original and have a lot of my roots tied to it. If I had to pick, it would be the Lothario skull I made, or the Incan warrior.
Can you explain a little about your art process?
I have to be in the mood to create something, it doesn’t matter where I’m at. All I need is some type of light and a flat surface. Music also helps.
Which artist/designer inspires you?
I don’t know… I try and not let other artists influence me too much. Anyone who makes something original that inspires me to push myself harder.
What is your most favourite thing to eat when you want a snack?
Spicy Doritos with Bunchacrunch and a Deer park water bottle.
If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead), who would you do dinner with and why? (choose 6 people!).
My grandmother; I want her to know I’m doing good. I also have so many unanswered questions for her too.
Guru nankji i want to ask him about what made him start his movement to create another religion a part from Islam and Hinduism.
Che Guerra ask him what really happened in Bolivia when they caught him and killed him
Kareena Kapoor just to stare at her eyes, and get a picture with her
Big Pun to thank him for uplifting young Hispanics when there were no Hispanic male role models to look up to also get a picture with him.
Banksy just to hang out with him for a day and go out bombing (tagging).
What is one of your favourite quotes?
“Boys do what they can, men do what they want.”
“I can’t hate it’s not in my blood.”