Project Selvage Finalist Profile: Antonia Manda
Good_Night by Antoniamanda, Antonia Manda
I live in rainy Portland, Oregon with my husband, son and two standard poodles.
Having studied fine art, I drifted to design and illustration, but have always played around with surface design.
There is a flock of tweedy birds hanging above my computer that I made recently out of tweed scraps. (I can't help but pun.)
Lately I have been appreciating some mid century artists and designers, like Ruth Asawa for her elegant shapes, and Alexander Girard for his playfulness.
With my design I tried to come up with an illustration that would evoke a story. I liked the idea of a child enraptured with the night, and I wanted to make it both exciting and reassuring. I imagined all the animals that inhabit the night, and the boy safe and cozy in his home.