Saturday, May 31, 2008

Designs By Nora

Meet Nora, from Handmade by Nora.

As a recent graduate with a B.A. in Art and a concentration in graphic design, she is currently looking for a place to start her career, and in the mean time is doing the Etsy thing. Here is my interview with the worlds up-and-coming graphic designer:

I see you sell a variety of things, what's your favorite thing to make?
I basically love making what I'm selling. I love making the polymer clay earrings because they are so cute and they are something I love to wear and give as presents to my family and friends. I also love making greeting cards, which I have been doing much longer than the polymer clay.

Where do you get your inspiration?
I always look outside in nature when I'm seeking inspiration and if that's not possible I love to get it from music, movies and the internet.

What sparked your interest in graphic design and art?
When I graduated from high school. I went to a private Armenian school so there wasn't a lot of artistic freedom but I was always drawing in notebooks at home what I daydreamed that day in school. Thankfully, I have the best parents who supported me and my art so I was able to major in it in college.

What's your favorite thing that you've made?
I love painting. I believe it's great therapy! I did this painting in college of a really close up of the back of a flower. I gave it as a gift to my sister for her new apartment. I think that is my favorite thing I've made - the most challenging, but it came out great!

What do you do when you are not in school, working, or crafting?
I'm thinking of crafting or what to craft next. Playing with my doggy, taking him for a walk, etc. Reading a book, visiting other peoples blog and lurking on various forums *grins*.

You can check out Nora's shop at
And her blog and beautiful photography at


Unknown said...

Thanks a lot of featuring! You're the Best!

Unknown said...

Great artist and great feature!

Anonymous said...

I love reading other people's features, especially since I just started doing them on my blog. I really liked the questions you asked--great feature!

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Thanks - She makes cute stuff so it wasn't hard :)

Anonymous said...

I too enjoy reading features. They bring me closer, getting to know my fellow Bloggers & Etsians.

Even though most of us may never meet in person, I still know that I am making some wonderful friendships.

Nora, you are a great artist with an entire world ahead. Looking forward to what you bring out next!