Ana Seixas

Through the inspirational world of Instagram today I discovered the work of Ana Seixas. Ana is a Portuguese graphic designer and illustrator based in Barcelona. Ana’s playful style combines textures and patterns with a vibrant colour palette. She describes her work as ‘always optimistic and a little naive’.

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I simply love her use of clean graphics and the way she simplifies her characters using geometric shapes. What inspires me most about her work is how she uses a limited colour palette to great effect.  Her colour and compositional skills are always so strong.

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Here is a picture of her desk.  Even her workspace is nice to look at!

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Camila Prada

I discovered the fantastic ceramics of Camila Prada a while ago through one of my regular scouring sessions on ebay.  She’s a UK based ceramic artist with a creative eye and a love for all things fun in ceramics. Her work has some serious personality which after checking out her social media you will see it comes straight from it’s creator – Camila is a seriously driven ceramicist who really does want her brand to be personal and unique.

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I’ve been stalking Camila’s Instagram for quite a long time now. I first saw some of her behind the scenes pictures of her work during the firing process and was hooked. There’s something about seeing the creative process that really intrigues me and Camila really does share it all from the designs to the final products! 

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I love the simplicity within her work.  It is something she has stuck with since graduating in 2000 from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada.  She has already gone down a storm at New Designers and I’m hoping to bag some more of her items which are now hand-made in the UK.

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