Throughout her time here at the Creative Academy, Christina Wedberg has consistently produced outstanding design projects for us and continues to push her capabilities further as an accomplished designer.
She’s been an ever-present in the printables projects we have been giving out and keeps supplying continuously high quality designs for us to try and scrutinise. She kindly gave us a little insight to her life below.
Sum up everything about you in no more than 50 words.
I’m a juggler and a jester; a lover and a fighter. Most of my mind and heart belongs to art and drawing and design. But I’m also a mum with two young kids that keep me laughing and thinking of new ideas of things to paint or draw.
How long have you been a designer for?
I have been a freelance designer/illustrator since 2012.
What got you into it in the first place?
I’ve always been interested in illustrations and painting, but I went to University to study violin. I was a professional violinist for many years, but when I had my children I wanted to stay home and spend time with them, so I started my own business with something that I knew I would love and be able to be with my kids.
Who or what are your major inspirations when you’re at your creative best?
I think my inspirations change over time. For a while, I was very inspired by the Impressionists, but lately I have been very in to the great Illustrators and cartoonists such as Arthur Rackham, Andrew Wyeth, Andrew Loomis, and Gustaf Adolph Tenggren.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
The only thing that is worse than having too much work is having no work at all. (Father)
What is the worst piece of advice you have received?
Don’t have such big dreams. (Mother)
Is there anything in your work that you find particularly challenging?
Everything is a challenge. That’s what makes it interesting.
Do you have a website you’d like to share with us?
Finally, what is your ultimate goal with your design?
My ultimate goal is to make my client happy with my work. On a personal level, I just don’t want to ever stop learning. I’m just so in love with art.
Well done, Christina!
If you would like to follow in her footsteps and take great strides in your skills as a designer, come and join the Creative Academy now!