Project Selvage Finalist Profile: Antonia Manda

APR 21, 2011 updated May 30, 2016

Antonia 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.) IMG_8585

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.

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  • I love your designs, they draw out very warm happy feelings somewhere deep within … I enjoy a particulate piece of art hanging at Kaiser Westside Hospital, called “Morning Glory”… Would love to buy some of your work to hang and enjoy in my home… Happy Creating!