Graphic Designer and Illustrator Danica Ricciardi showcases some of her work

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Today we have a  chit chat with Danica Ricciardi about her passion for illustration and she shares some of her work with us. Enjoy!

Who is Danica Ricciardi and what do you do?

I am a graphic designer at an advertising agency during the day and an illustrator at night. My true passion is illustration. I strive to create something new at least once a month during my free time.

I am still in the process of discovering who I am, but in short I’m a determined creative, trying to get my work out there in this ever changing, fast paced society.

How would you define your style or art?

I’ve always been obsessed with creating detail and depth in my work. My style at the moment is very delicate and complex. I don’t want to be stuck on one certain style therefore I am experimenting with different techniques. Learning what works for me… what skills I need to improve on. I like to create hidden elements within my compositions.

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What inspires your work?

Every day situations inspire me and how everyone sees situations differently. And then also the Behance Network, which I have become addicted to. I love seeing what people are creating from all over the world on Behance.

Animals have always been inspiring to me, especially furry ones. I love drawing organic shapes and how beautifully they flow into each other. Street artists are also truly inspiring – how they create massive billboards for their own personal statements or views on life.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on illustrating a pinhole camera, which will be exhibited at Orms, Cape Town, at the beginning of next month.

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What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?

Work extra hard, you can’t ever know enough. Also try and intern as much as you can whilst studying, it really helps you choose which career path you want to take. Most importantly… don’t be scared to make mistakes.

Where can our readers follow your work?

My Behance portfolio is currently the best place to follow my work, you can view more on www.behance.net/DanicaRicciardi

Who is better, Michael Jackson or Prince?

Um… Michael?

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