It’s true Katie Campbell aka campkatie is the designer of This is My Life, the chosen Threadless Loves YOU! tee. But she’s so much more than that. She’s a Floridian art student MOVIE STAR! Read all about it.
Tell us about this design (This Is My Life). How did you get the idea? How did you create it? I originally designed This is My Life as a graphic for my homepage on my portfolio site. I wanted it to be simple, timeless and friendly. It just seemed perfect for the Loves YOU contest.
Tell us about the mediums and process you use to create art. My best brainstorm sessions come when I'm driving. I have random sheets of paper and notes on my phone with ideas and sketches. Depending on what it is, I'll either dive straight into the computer, Illustrator or Photoshop or start drawing with charcoal and ink. Either way I usually make a mess in the beginning :) My best designs come from a strong beginning concept. I minored in painting in college, but unfortunately don't have as much time to put towards my fine art. Figurative Oil painting was my love.
What’s your favorite piece of art you created? What’s your favorite piece of art in your home? An oil painting I did in college of my ex-girlfriend. We had to use a limited palette and I finished it in one day. Her hair is all crazy and I wrapped a scarf around her face so only her eyes and above are showing. My fave art in my home is a print from the Polaroid Kid of a train hopper girl with an arrow in her mouth.
Tell us a little bit about where you grew up. Tallahassee, FL. The armpit of Florida. Had a wide range of friends and was always busy playing sports and doing artsy things. If I wasn't playing a sport, I was watching my brother, dad or an FSU game. Weekends were spent swimming at either a pool, nearby beach or river.
Ever have a "15 minutes of fame"? What was it? I was an extra in the Miley Cyrus movie, The Last Song. I'm a "hip shopper" during her musical montage while looking for the perfect dress.
What's something you believed in your childhood that you don't believe anymore? money grows on trees
How often do you draw? Everyday
Thanks for chattin’ Katie! We can’t wait to see what you come up with next.