Monday Inspiration, is here. So, finally, after multiple efforts to persuade her to share her talent and work, I finally was able to interview my good friend and one of a kind visual problem solver a.k.a
a graphic designer, Carmel Dias. I’ve been on her case for close to a year now, yet, I’m so glad she finally agreed to be interviewed, because I’ve been always impressed with her style and talent ever since I had Type classes with her in our second year at the Ontario college of Art & Design. She stood out back then with her uncanny ability to craft and obsess over the quality of her output and projects, and it has been quite the pleasure witnessing her creative growth over the years. She has always been downplaying her talent and work, which always made me even more keen to introduce her talent to people I know.

I: What’s the earliest memory of a creative activity you did?

C: I loved playing with fire as a child, I remember I used to melt candles and make little figurines with the wax. I even had a little contraption built to melt down the candles as well.

I: If you weren’t doing what you do right now, what would you be doing?

C: A furniture designer, no a chef, no a yoga instructor, no an aerial silk dancer… I can’t decide!!

I: Inspiration, who? what? where?

C:  who: anyone with a passion  |  what: everything that’s good and beautiful  |  where: everywhere

I: Share any of piece your work, recent or old and talk about it.

C: Our client, “ooo boutique”, a  niche condom producer had a series  of collections the one I created was called “the art collection.” I came up with the concept to feature a new artist for each season.
The idea was to create unique, collectible packages that embodied the brand’s identity.

Secondly, this was the first project where the initial concept  was presented to the client and they absolutely loved it and wanted to jump on board with the idea! From inception right down to final production of the package and design; the integrity of the project remained unchanged which is very rare in this industry.

I: Name 5 websites that you check often.

September industry
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Hi, I'm Ibraheem Youssef
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