01 Mar Women in Graphic Arts: Claudia Bambi
What is one thing you learned in school or via an alternative learning source that has made you a better professional? What was the name of the school / instructor / resource?
Less is more. Of course, it’s a timeless and common thing to learn in the design world but I didn’t know it was such an important notion before my favorite teacher passed it on to us during the course of my graphic design bachelor’s degree at Univerity Laval, Quebec back in the early 2000’s.
As a woman in graphic arts, how do think the female perspective has impacted the evolution of the industry?
The most “cliché” example I can think of when asked this question is when I see advertising for a woman created by men. In some cases, the message isn’t always clear to the target audience because of lack or relatabilty. With all due respect to all male designers, it’s no always easy to put yourself in the shoes of the opposite sex.
That being said, most times, I find it obvious (in a good way) when I see a design made by women for women. In most cases, the relatability aspect of it is on point. In that sense, the female perspective has expanded the range of designs available in the industry.
Name a female graphic artist, living or deceased, that made an impact on your aesthetic or work style (Include their social media handles if available). How does that impact present itself in your work?
@jessagilbert is an incredible landscape artist/snowboard guide based in British-Columbia, Canada. I find HUGE inspiration in her achievements, art process and lifestyle. I highly admire the fluidity of her single line drawings and stunning colour palettes. In a very different aesthetic, her work inspires me to share my love for nature and adventure through my art.
Based in the beautiful mountains of British Columbia, Claudia Bambi is an artist who’s as familiar with traditional methods as she is with the digital world. The “Turbo” moniker represents a dark and bold aesthetic, whereas “Bambi” stems from an affinity for cute and colorful imagery. While markers, drawing tablets, acrylics, and oils make frequent appearances, all mediums are welcome in Bambi Land. Catch the wave to her Instagram for more.
Images © Claudia Bambi. Used with permission.