I luckily had the opportunity to interview the very talented Digital Designer, Illustrator, Photographer and even Production Designer – Joelle Peters. She is also the principal designer for Wikifashion! With a multitude of skills and very pretty & natural aesthetic style, We Heart Collective member (along with Katelyn & Dominique) Joelle shared detail on her work, her inspirations and her life!
Where are you based?
I’ve been based in Brisbane for almost two years, but grew up in a small town outside Byron Bay.
What’s your daytime job?
Where can we see your work on the internets?
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
Film (production design, set design and dress etc) is actually my main love, but if I wasn’t involved in creative arts I might like to be a teacher or do something that combined international relations and social work.
Who or what inspires you?
Do you have a particular fancy for a-symmetry?
Not really, but I do love things that are a little whimsical or off-center in that respect.
Do you have a typical process for your creations?
My process isn’t very analytical, but I always start with the face and go from there.
Favourite website of the moment (doesn’t have to be art related)?
What’s your favourite hangout?
I’m a bit of a workaholic and nerd, to be honest, so I’ll often prefer to stay at home and work on personal projects than go out. I like Archive in West End for casual drinks. I recently checked out Harajuku Gyoza, which just opened in the Valley – it’s adorable. You’ll usually find me drinking coffee at Brown Dog cafe in Woolloongabba during the week.
How would you describe the Brisbane art scene?
I like the Brisbane art scene. It’s not as well-known as Melbourne or Sydney, but I love the sense of community. I also think Brisbane artists don’t take themselves too seriously, which is nice.