In March, we partner with Northern California illustrator, Maggie Chiang. Some of Maggie’s hobbies include gaming, gardening, and taking care of her fresh water aquarium full of shrimp and fish. Maggie’s art for our theme of Wellness “…represents, a snippet of daily life, an appreciation for the little things.” Maggie says, “Taking breaks, watering my plants, doing yoga and creating art all help my physical and mental wellness. I think it’s important to do things that make you happy.”
For a little more about Maggie, here’s a short Q&A:
Where is home for you?
What is your definition of a successful life?
Living a happy comfortable life, with good friends and a healthy family.
Describe your perfect day.
A beautiful sunny day with a light breeze, and going out for a cup of tea at a relaxing cafe.
How did you get into design?
I’ve always loved drawing as a kid, and decided in high school to pursue my hobby as a career.
Where do you find inspiration?
Inspiration comes from everywhere. It could come from a conversation, something that I see while driving, or a past memory.
What’s your dream design project?
I have thought about this question for a long time, and I don’t really have an answer, but I will say that I have been very fortunate, and super grateful, for the career that I’ve had so far. All the projects I’ve done, I never thought I’d get the opportunity to do so.
Which designers or thinkers influence/inspire you?
As cheesy as this may sound, my friends really inspire me. Seeing the work they
create and the drive that they have is really inspiring. I recommend checking them out! There’s Leonard Santamaria, Lisa Kogawa, Sally Deng, Alycea Tinoyan, Lina Yu, Aj Dungo, Amy Matsushita-Beal.
What was the inspiration behind this design?
Like many people, I love indoor plants and yoga! So, I drew this piece in celebration for those things, an appreciation of the little things in life.
At the moment, what is your favorite…
Color: Light Indigo
Song: The Weeknd – In Your Eyes Remix feat. Doja Cat
Quote: Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art. – Andy Warhol
Thanks for sharing with us, Maggie!