Starting from today, we want to give more visibility and evidence to our blog readers of the amazing quality of the Superthemes users around the globe.
There’s an entire world of talented designers and creatives that use our software and most of them are great folks that is really worth to tell you the story.
These stories can be inspiring, give you advices and guidance in your daily career choices, point you out to the right topic to follow and learn new things everyday: that’s why we decided to do this!
The first of our supporters we decided to cover in the “Community Showcase” is Jennifer Cirpici, an incredibly eclectic young creative from The Netherlands. We love her work and we are sure you will love it the very same!
[superthemes] Ciao Jennifer! Would you please present yourself as a designer?
[Jennifer Cirpici] Hi! My name is Jennifer Cirpici, 21 years old, living in The Netherlands, I’m an illustrator and graphic designer and work as a freelancer. My portfolio is on http://www.breakingcanvas.com.
As an illustrator I love details, as a graphic designer I’m a fan of minimal design.
I’ve always been interested in design. As a young child I’d rather draw the Nike logo the entire day long than playing with dolls. I loved the logo and how simple it looks. I still do.
I wanted to become a creative inventor around the age of 7, I didn’t know that was actually called a designer. With illustrations I’m a fan of adding complicated details. I like to create the ‘wow, how did she do that?’ effect.
It can takes months for me to complete a personal project till I am satisfied with it.
[superthemes] What is your opinion on the theme? we really look forward to impressions and suggestions.
[Jennifer Cirpici] I’ve searched for a good WordPress theme for a couple of weeks. Bought a few and was not impressed with it. I couldn’t really be creative with the themes. And as I was about to give up on searching, I’ve found Superthemes. Bought a theme, edited the code with the help of my friend Igor.
I was surprised how much I could edit to my personal taste and immediately fell in love with it.
[superthemes] You’ve an eclectic second self on the web: ranging from journalism to design, from social media interactions to other forms of expression: what’s your opinion of the role of design these days?
[Jennifer Cirpici] These days design is something a lot of people want to be able to do. And not everyone can do it. It might seem simple, but without a good taste, design can be very poor.
Within a few years social media will be a very important key factor in our design industry.
As a designer you need to be able to present yourself and communicate with others. Be open for it, not shy nor ego.
A lot of designers prefer to be on the background, somehow are afraid of communicating with others or see no point in it. No point in making a Twitter account or a blog for example. While in fact being able to communicate with others, giving advice or features on your blog, getting to know a lot of designers and how they work and what they do, will only make you a better designer.
It’ll put your work in the fore ground, it’ll make people want to know you and clients will notice your work as well.
A designer is a good designer when she’s good in communication, it’s not only about design any more nowadays.
[superthemes] Would you tell us a bit more of the project Other Focus? we see you act also as a copywriter/journo.
[Jennifer Cirpici] OtherFocus is an international creative blog I founded in November 2011. A place where we share our inspiration and motivation to inspire other designers. I’ve never liked the word blog, and that was actually what hold me back to create one. As silly as it sounds.
When someone told me to create my own blog because others thought my advice (I wrote for other blogs) were good, it gave me some ideas. I didn’t want to create just a personal blog, I wanted it to be more than that. Bigger than that. It’s still in progress actually, it’s just 6 months old. I’ve got a lot of ideas for OtherFocus that I still want to work out.