Forever Designer Interview: Seatrout Scraps
Welcome to the third Forever Designer Interview! Each month we sit down with a different designer, and ask them what it’s like to be a digital artist. This September, we’re speaking with Rachel Pearce of Seatrout Scraps!
1. How did you get started as a designer, and for how long have you been doing this?
I started as an avid paper scrapbooker and then moved on to digital. I was a CT member for various amazing designers and the people looking at my pages started asking me if I made templates. It planted a seed in my mind and I started as a designer in 2011.
2. Do you draw inspiration from specific artists or designers? If so, who?
I draw inspiration from 'things' rather than from people - things in nature, architectural shapes, things I see on Pinterest, sometimes, even a phrase from a TV programme.
3. What is your personal design philosophy?
I design what I would like to scrap with and on themes that inspire me. I like to design with a theme but have enough content in a kit for someone to scrap outside the theme because they like the colors.
4. Do you have a personal favorite art kit or series of art kits that you’ve created?
Generally the last thing I worked on!! I do have a soft spot for winter kits though.
5. Do you have any advice for someone out there who may want to be a designer themselves?
Go for it. Sometimes it seems like hard work and like you are hitting your head against a wall, but the creative rewards are fantastic and fulfilling. Also, never forget there is always something new to learn and something you can improve upon.
6. What do you like to do for fun, or in your spare time?
We live very near the sea, so we do a lot of beach walking with our little dog. We also love to travel and do one major road trip in the USA each year.