Hey! I’m Maya, a recent first class textile graduate and the creator of Greentreehideout, specialising in both children's and illustrative print design.
Here’s a little Q&A I did with myself.
I hope you enjoy!
How would you describe your drawing style?
'Naïve', Playful, Linear, Illustrative, Expressive.
What is your studio set up?
When I'm working on projects, I try to pick out the colours I want to work with, keeping those colours in different mediums on my desk in jars for easy reach. I also leave one of my walls plain so that I can attach different drawing combinations, helping me see what looks good together.
I have a little helper... my sleepy cat, Bella. She loves to lie on top of my work, guarding it!
What is a must have in your pencil case?
MUJI PEN 0.34
TOMBOW brush pens
A small selection of COLOURING PENCILS
What is your favourite part of the design process?
I enjoy thinking of original concepts to fill in different gaps in the market. Creatively solving different problems that arise through the designing, and enjoying happy accidents.
What were you up to in lockdown?
I was trying to keep myself busy, going on long walks, working in a little sketchbook, and playing animal crossing!! I also managed to get a placement at Printagon for 6 weeks, which I completed online, making lots of repeat patterns and creating trend and market research boards.
What do you like to do in your spare time? (post lockdown)
I miss going to art galleries with my friends, as soon as lockdown is over that's where I will be going! Spending the day looking around the gallery and then hanging out in the cafes.
How do you tackle artist block?
When I'm having an unproductive day or creative block, I like to go outside for a walk, resetting my day and giving me inspiration.
If there's anything else you want to know, get in touch!
© Maya Agnihotri 2021