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From the Vault: Noel Claro gets interviewed on Sprayblog


Illustration Adjunct Faculty Noel Claro was interviewed by Spraygraphic’s Sprayblog last April and I just now found out about it!  She talks all about her art, her creative process, and her inspirations.  Here’s a portion of the interview:

SG: What mediums do you work with?

NC: When I’m art directing and designing print work, my main medium is software: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. For my products, I work with fabric, yarn, vintage papers, special waterproof paper, gaffer’s tape and fun fur.

SG: Describe your working process when creating a new work.

NC: I start by researching the subject or the company and determining who my audience is. Then I do sketches in InDesign…I rarely sketch in pencil because I’m not very comfortable drawing. My first round of sketches is usually chockfull of obvious solutions but it’s stuff I need to get off my chest. After that, it becomes more of a challenge to dig more deeply and try and discover a new direction for something.

SG: What kind of things do you do when you get blocked or find it hard to create something?

NC: Some projects are definitely easier to work on than others. If I’m blocked, I usually bake. I’m an avid baker and I’ve been doing it for years. I bake almost every day and it’s a wonderful distraction when I’m having trouble solving something visually. I make up lots of my own recipes so it’s still a creative process but it’s so different from the design work that I do, that it helps transport me away from that whole world sometimes.

Make sure you read the rest of Noel’s interview here, as well as checking out more her work at her official website.

Noël Claro’s Cherry Apple Collective at Brooklyn Flea!

cherry apple collective at brooklyn flea

Adjunct Faculty Noël Claro‘s studio spinoff biz, Cherry Apple Collective, will be one of the booths at the opening of the seriously fabulous Brooklyn Flea this Sunday, April 6th. Along with 200 other vendors, she’ll be hawking wares and taking special orders for customized merchandise. They’ll be selling t-shirts, handmade wallets, baby blankets, pillows, bracelets, necklaces and journals.The Flea has gotten some amazing press and their site is chock full of vendor info.Additionally, at 2:00, right across the street from the Flea at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, you can catch BABY LOVES JAZZ, featuring Steven Bernstein and the super-awesome Sharon Jones ($20 for grownups and $15 for kids).Come out and support Noël, as well as tons of other local artists!