Parisa Zeinali…when I saw her work I thought Creative, Unique, Expressive, and Modern. Her work in animation stood out to me and was very different from what I had seen from other artists. So I wanted to hear her story and learn more about her passion.
Below is her story. Hope it inspires you.
1. What is your business?
I am a freelance illustrator that designs characters and spaces through animation. In addition, I design characters for food products, advertisements and any other work that uses imagery or illustration. Of course, like any other artist I also just draw for myself and my own pleasure.
2. Why did you start this business? What interested you?
Since I can remember, I’ve been a lover of Art so I chose graphic design as my major for my undergrad education. After that, I became interested in illustration. I have always wanted to work within new and fresh experiences and I’ve always loved learning something new.
3. What were some challenges you have faced?
I have realized that sometimes for different projects, you need to also be different. I have had to be more flexible and change my format to fit myself in a bigger format and accept a new experience to challenge myself. This can happen to anyone and at that time you should trust to your ability and skills in order to have a great start. Just face forward!
4. What are some recent news?
There were lot of events that I participated in recently, but the most exciting one was the 11th Skill National Tournament in 2012 where I won the Gold medal in country level.
5. What are some plans you have for the next year?
I have decided to try creating illustrations for children books next year. I have started talking with some artists and publishers in several cities.
6. Anything else you would like to share?
Since I was a child, I have always loved Disney characters and always watched their movies. Then I began to design the characters myself. I have also had dreams of these designs and would just imagine what they would look like. I have always wanted to work for a Disney company where I could design some of these types of characters and that children from all over the world would love them and talk about them This is a dream that I hope comes true one day…
Thank you Parisa for sharing your story!
Click one of the pictures below to open the gallery and see her work!