APRIL ALESSANDRA RUBIO
My name is April, like the month. I'm a designer and illustrator based in Florida. I like my coffee iced and sweet, and I love cartoons, fuzzy socks, and sugary cereals. I've been a graphic designer for 6 years and an avid creator since I learned how to draw at a very young age.
I strongly believe in that quote by Picasso: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." So I try to stay in touch with my inner child as often as possible, especially when it comes to my design. I love simple, clean, and effective work; I seek out beauty and simplicity in my surroundings and that inspires me sometimes. In its functionality I find that design actually facilitates communication and helps others.
Design allows control in an uncontrollable world. There are limitless possibilities and I believe it makes my life beautiful.
I'm inspired by many designers, including Chip Kidd, Ellen Lupton, Jessica Hische, and Kate Bingaman-Burt. I also admire contemporary and renaissance art, art nouveau and impressionism are a few of my favorite movements. I really love the portraiture of Elizabeth Vigee Lebrun, and the linework and color use of Gustav Klimt and Alphonse Mucha.
When I’m not at work, I can usually be found dabbling in anything creative I can try once and instantly be good at; painting, crafting, drawing, sleeping, and reading. My favorite books are The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Little Prince, and of course, the Harry Potter series. I’m also a bit of an introvert, but I’ve found my long legs are quite useful for kickboxing. When I’m not out kicking the patriarchy’s butt, I’m at home, relaxing with my two cats, Brie and Mimieux.
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