Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Artist Showcase-21..... Nika Martinez


       Please welcome my new designer--- Nika Martinez---  in the 'artist/designer showcase' series. Nika is from Spain.

 I am in love with her ''Ethnic-Tribal'' style that is often found in her works! She uses beautiful colours to go with that style to give each of the patterns a unique touch...

Why don't you meet her yourself and know something more about her...

Enjoy your read!


How would you describe yourself ?
I´m extremely curious since I was a child, my family says i´m like a cat!!!

What do you like to do when you are not designing ?
Reading books, take photographs, go to beach, and studying.

Describe your style ? 
Haha, good question I'm still finding my style, maybe I will find it someday.

What's your favorite color ?
I think  I'm one of those pinky girls.

Tell us about your first collection and what was the idea behind that theme... and your first show!
Well, I'm still looking to finish my dream collection.

My first show was a collective exhibition of urban arts, one of my artprints was printed big on wood during an international skate contest (3 days full of concerts and artistic events). It was my very first illustration, I thought I was floating.

When did you get the idea that 'designing' was the thing you love ?
When they accepted me with my very own personal design in the Ibiza exhibition.

Anything you want to share to your readers about setting up his/her own business ? 
Well, I truly believe there is a “place” that will fit everyone, the hard part is to find which one.
My best advice is trust in your thoughts and follow your dreams, even if all the other people around you are disagreed.

Who is your dream client ?
My dream client would be a design agency, I will love to design all day instead looking for freelance works, you know….. such a dream.. !!!

Tell us a bit about your biggest challenge in your career, and the way you handled it ?
My biggest challenge was when I was contacted early this year by Fab.eu, they wanted 30 of my artprints for a flash sale. I couldn´t believe it, but they are very professional and helped me thru the way, it was a great experience.

Your greatest inspiration is ?
Ethnic patterns.

 How would you describe your work place  ..? 
My work place is an very minimalist in white and orange, and my walls are yellow, I have some photographs and illustrations around me to get inspired, my paper notebook, my Epson printer, my phone, my ipad and my Wacom tablet.

 Where can people contact you ?

I've just create my own site www.nikamartinez.com
But the best way to get updated is thru my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nikastudio

My society6 shop: www.society6.com/nika

And some licensed works with these companies:
For home décor:
Kess InHouse   http://kessinhouse.com/pages/nika-martinez/

Electronic devices:
Keka Case    http://www.kekacase.com/designer-cases/nika-martinez.html/
Artscase     http://www.artscase.com/artist/Nika-Martinez.html


Thank you Nika, thank you so much for sharing your lovely patterns with us!
Love your ethnic style very much.

Have a lovely time... See you all tomorrow!