Get to know the story behind our Artist Majo, She’s a very important part of our ArtsCase family. Her work is wonderful, and so is she, Get inspired by her and discover the magic of the person that creates the art you love…
ArtsCase. Give us a short description of yourself.
The best words to describe myself are Goethe’s “Two souls, alas, are housed within my breast, and each will wrestle for the mastery there.” On one hand, the urban bonded graphic designer who lived in many different cities loves street art and meeting all kinds of people. On the other hand, the shy woman who loves peace and quiet and lives with her industrial designer soulmate in the countryside surrounded by trees, birds, and bugs. I guess this duality is what made me experiment with many different design-related activities before I settled designing books and, more recently, rediscovered my passion for surface design. It is also the fuel that keeps me restlessly curious and always ready for new graphic experiments and life adventures.
ArtsCase. Could you describe your creative process?
There is nothing mysterious about my creative process. Mostly I start from something little like a shape that crosses my mind, something I doodled on my planner or even colors that I wish to see together. The one thing I could highlight from my work experience is that I learned to embrace the good results even if they turn out different than expected. Sometimes what seems to be a failure is the secret of unique work.
ArtsCase. What would you say is your strongest skill?
I don´t know if these count as skills but I would say: curiosity, self-criticism, and determination. The first is what allows me to be always searching for new ideas and new possibilities. The second is the one that keeps my feet on the ground and encourages me to always be better both as an artist and as a human being. And the last one is what keeps me from ever giving up in the face of adversity.
ArtsCase. Who are the people who have influenced your aesthetics and your approach to design?
It wouldn’t be fair to name a few artists since there are many talented amazing artists that I look up to and there are also many different styles that I admire. What I can say is that I have a special love for street art in its various forms. I was born in Rio de Janeiro and lived many years in São Paulo, which are the two biggest cities in Brasil, and I learned to acknowledge street art as a joyous oasis of beauty amongst the crazy, gray, frantic lives that most people lead.
ArtsCase. Which is your favorite piece of art from your own designs? Why?
Oh, it is a terrible thing to ask a mother to choose one of her babies! LOL! But the Buddha, the Daisies and the Intensity Pattern are some of the designs that, for various reasons, have a special meaning to me.
A.C What are you passionate about besides your work?
My husband is hors Concours so I must say crochet, cats, and coffee!
ArtsCase. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
ArtsCase. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Apart from all the challenges it has in it, for now, my greatest achievement is to live surrounded by nature, to be my own boss and work at my own pace.
ArtsCase. Something else you want to share with our family?
I really love working with ArtsCase, which is the POD family I feel more connected to. Your kindness and support are priceless. Thank you so much!!
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