Kitkat is a twenty year-old graphic designer / photographer / nerdfighter from Manila. She recently graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University's Information Design program.
Contact me at email@example.com
And for the rest of your life, if you are able to remember your hero’s journey from college grad to underling, you will be less of a jerk. You will tip well. You will empathize. You will be a mentor, and a generous one.
— John Green (x)
The trip’s been awesome so far, and the best thing that has happened was when I saw The 8123 Tour in Anaheim the other day. It was such a great show and I loved experiencing a concert from somewhere other than Manila. One for the books!
I left my heart in New York. Missing the city already.
how did you learn how to use illustrator??
I learned how to use the pen tool and the pathfinder, and then I just practiced a lot. Illustrator really takes a lot of patience.
hey i really love your designs, they’re awesome! I was just wondering if you had ever heard of Jessica Hische, cause from looking at the designs you’ve produced I think she would be somebody whos designs you’d like. :)
SHE’S EVERYTHING I ASPIRE TO BE. I love her so much. :(
Do you use a graphic pen/tablet? If so, what brand?
Nope, just my trusty trackpad! If you want pen tablet advice, ask my very talented friend Tintin. :)
where are you going? :)
New York, Florida, and California :)
Would you say you’re a good illustrator? Did you draw a lot even before going into Info Design?
First thing you should know about me—I’m horrible with a paper and pen. I can’t draw to save my life, and I rely heavily on Illustrator’s pen tool to save my ass. When I was a kid, I loved to draw. I even took oil painting classes! It never stuck, though. I guess I liked it, but I wasn’t really good at it. When I got older, I fell in love with design and I excelled there much more than I did with drawing or painting.
I’ve learned that you don’t really have to know how to draw to be a good designer. You just have to learn to play your strengths. When I was a freshman in college, I had friends who were crazy amazing illustrators and I just couldn’t do what they did. I focused on other forms of design instead. I found out I was pretty okay with typography and branding so I pushed myself to be better at that. (You will need to learn how to illustrate though, even just a little. I learned how to put lines and shapes together and I manage to get by.)
Last few weeks of senior year