Nina Farrell is an illustrator and graphic designer who works from her studio and darkroom in South London. Nina has worked with many commercial and private clients and has exhibited and sold her work internationally. She graduated from The Kent Institute of Art and Design in 1995 with a degree in Illustration and Graphic Design.
In addition, she is also the brains and driving force behind The Wing Assignment, a creative exercise to inspire artists of all disciplines: Architects, Composers, Graphic & Fashion Designers, Illustrators, Make-up Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Painters, Poets & Writers etc. All have worked from the the basic inspiration of a bird's wing.
All the work, made exclusively for the project, can be found on the website. The project culminated with a show at Red Bull Studios 155-171 Tooley Street London SE1 2JP
In your professional life, what is the single best thing about what you do?
Providing a project to inspire creative people and then seeing the results, like wonderful gifts arriving in my email inbox.
Do you have a creative hero / heroine and if so, why?
Frida Kahlo she represents, truth, passion, rebellion, beauty and was extremely talented.
What piece of advice do you wish you had been given at the beginning of your career?
Be bold and brave, do not be put off by rejection it's not personal, talk to people and listen, accept opportunities when they arise. Be humble but true to yourself and listen to your Intuition, have fun.
If you hit a creative block, what is your top tip for getting through it?
Change your situation, if you are on a deadline clear your head by going for a walk or swim, If you have enough time accept that you have tomorrow and leave it and return, it really is always easier the following day with fresh eyes and I often find the best ideas arrive at night...
And finally, for fun, if you were a shoe, what type of shoe would you be and why?
A summer sandal either in tan or gold leather with a beaded detail, a splash of colour, open toed, free, comfortable but attractive.