maximillian.joelle.peters

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?

My day job is in Web Design, but I work for a few regular freelance clients in illustration and design on a weekly basis also.

Where can we see your work on the internets?

You can see my work on my website (joellepeters.com) or on deviantart (jopet.deviantart.com

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?

I get inspired by photography a lot for illustrations. I actually rarely look at other illustrations for inspiration, which is a bit odd, I think. I love drawing people and faces, so I like to be inspired from the original source, if you know what I mean. 
 
I get inspired by music a lot too; the moods created by music. I love folk, classic rock and blues – mostly from the 1960s, which is a decade I adore. My favourite musicians are Dylan, Donovan, the Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, Miles Davis, Otis Redding, Hendrix etc.
 

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)?

I love tumblr and dribbble for inspiration. 

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. 

 

 What exciting new things do you have coming up? 


 A have a few projects abroad lined up for 2012, which are quite exciting, but there’s not much I can say about that at this stage. Other than that, I’m looking forward to future We Heart Paper exhibitions and getting into more traditional mediums [this] year, as I usually work digitally. 
 
 

Tortura (short film) – Trailer from Oyvind Welle on Vimeo.