We wanted to find out more about INTRO winner, Nancy Chiu so we came up with these 10 questions and now we love her even more.
DH: What is the last book you read?
NC: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
DH: If not art, what would you being doing?
NC: A culinary artist, heh, heh, get it? Just kidding. Probably a baker.
A red velvet cake I made for a friend's birthday. Nancy is alway bringing by treats for us too. She came by on Wednesday with red velvet cupcakes. Mmmmm. Thanks again Nancy.
DH: If you could have any super power what would it be?
NC: I want to be able to grow plants where and whenever I want - I would plant fruit trees on the sidewalks so that nobody would starve again.
My face brightens when I see food. And look how skillfully I was working those chopsticks
DH: If your life was a movie, who would you want to play you?
NC: Any actor that is Asian and female. We all look the same anyway. Is this too offensive?
DH: Did growing up in Taiwan influence your artistic talent?
NC: There are countless varieties of Japanese comic books in Taiwan for as long as I can remember. I started reading them when I was a tiny kid and I was always impressed by their attention to the details - interesting stylization, meticulous and articulate lines, etc. They definitely got me interested in drawing.
Taken during my trip to Taiwan, summer 2009. I used to go to this small park all the time since I was a toddler, up until I moved to California.
DH: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
NC: Working as a full-time designer, illustrating for books, shirts, stationery sets and any products.
Sketching in front of a computer at my part-time job
DH: Who is someone you look up to and why?
NC: Just anyone who does their best at anything that they do. I have great respect for those who are persistent, motivated and industrious regardless of the outcome.
My boyfriend and I developed this hobby of eating bananas in the car. And we collect photos of those moments
DH: Last but not least… what is your favorite seatbelt bag?
NC: Lola ruffle anything! They remind me of cute little cuttlefish. I just want to tickle their ruffles!
Thank you Nancy! It's been awesome working with you. Keep up the great work. Click on Nancy's tote to see a close up. She actually presented Melanie Harvey with the original artwork that inspired the tote. Can't wait to hang it up in our Studio.