We’ve decided to add a new kind of post to the mix here on the Bottle Your Brand blog. From time to time, we are going to be featuring a little behind-the-scenes look and Q&A with our designers that come up with the lovely labels you all enjoy so much! We thought it might be interesting and fun for you guys to see how it all works.
Our first designer is one talented lady – she has been making awesome label and invitation sets for us for some time now, and we couldn’t be happier with her work. Christina Muscato of Brass Bell Design was actually the brains behind our logo re-design a few months ago, and her work is always fun, inspired and playful. Learn a little more about her…
BYB: We love the designs you come up with. Can you talk a little bit about your design process?
Why, thank you! My design process always starts with brainstorming. I’ll take an idea and let it sit in my mind for a bit… Then I’ll sketch out a few different visuals, and scribble down some thoughts next to each. After that, I take it to the computer… I start drawing the graphics in the design program, play with a few different color palettes, choose my fonts, and create the overall layout.
BYB: How do you get inspired and stay motivated when it comes to new projects?
It’s easy to be inspired – I’m always inspired! I find inspiration in almost everything around me, and being in a pretty city like Charleston, SC, it’s even easier. There are a lot of artists / art events here that keep me feeling creative, and there are beautiful buildings with uniquely designed interiors that always put me in a good design mood too. Also, a lot of cool-looking event posters in doorways, and great music. All of the above, keep me motivated and hungry for more design.
BYB: Mac or PC?
Definitely a Mac! The design world revolves around Mac computers so they’ve always been the best in my mind.
BYB: Talk about two of your favorite designs you’ve done for Bottle Your Brand and why they are your favorites.
BYB: What do you love most about your job?
BYB: What are you favorite types of things to design?
My favorite things to design are invitations, cute greeting cards, and small poster prints / wall art. I really love typography and quotes so as long as one of two are involved in a design piece, I’ll enjoy it. Some other favorites are recipe cards, calendars, gift tags, and dessert labels.
BYB: What do you like to do when you aren’t designing/working?
When I’m not designing, I’m usually checking out all the different art or music-related events around town. There are so many artists here and I really enjoy seeing other people’s artwork and supporting them.