This episode is lovely continuation of my Black History Month themed interviews although anyone can appreciate the humor and wisdom in this episode. I sat down with the multitalented artist Andrea Pippins to discuss everything from life as a creative to minimalism to living abroad. This conversation will be a shot of inspiration for the creatives.
Say hi to Andrea and tell her what you thought of this episode: @andreagpippins
Andrea Pippins | Designer + Illustrator + Author
Andrea Pippins is a designer, illustrator, and educator who began harnessing her artistic talent into a BFA in graphic design and later earned her MFA at Temple University-Tyler School of Art.
After teaching design full-time for five years, Andrea took a break from teaching to work on freelance illustration and design projects.
In November 2015 Andrea published her first book, I Love My Hair, with Random House Children’s Books/Schwartz & Wade. I Love My Hair is a coloring book featuring her illustrations celebrating various hairstyles and textures. In 2016 will release her second book, Becoming Me, for young women to color, doodle, and brainstorm their way to a creative life. Andrea is based in the Washington, D.C. area, but currently in Stockholm.
TOPICS COVERED (partial list)
-How Andrea got her start as a designer + illustrator
-How Andrea faces her fears
-The serendipitous story of Andrea’s book deal
-Andrea’s natural hair journey and what inspired her book, I Love My Hair
-the joys and complexities of splitting time between the United States and Sweden
-and much more
STUFF MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE (clickable links below)
Becoming Me – Andrea’s latest book