Fairytale Ink, also known as Jenni, is Finnish graphic designer who creates bright, bold and colorful characters! Here’s what she had to say to us:
BBP: If you had to describe your designs in 5 words or less, what would you say?
Fairytale Ink: Fun, colorful, playful
BBP: What would you tell a kid who said they wanted to be an artist?
Fairytale Ink: You should follow your dream. Sometimes its hard but its worth it!
BBP: What is the story behind Fairytale Ink?
Fairytale Ink: One day in school and since then it has traveled with me! It just seemed to fit and nothing else has feel right since.
BBP: What do you find inspires you most?
Fairytale Ink: Music, nature, and the people around me.
BBP: What do like most about collaborating with BoomBoom Prints? What are your thoughts on the idea of customizable artwork?
BBP: Is your workspace a specific nook designed to spark your creativity? Do you find yourself designing in all sorts of locations? Where does the magic happen?
Fairytale Ink: I don’t have a specific favorite place to design, really. I just always have a notepad and pen with me.
BBP: When did you decide you first become interested in art? Did you know right away that you wanted to be an artist professionally?
Fairytale Ink: It happened when I was 15 years old when I realized “Maybe I can draw…” I guess I had always drawn, but as a teenager I started to believe in myself.
BBP: What would you say is the coolest thing about being a professional artist?
Fairytale Ink: Freedom and self-expression
BBP: What did your room look like while you were growing up?
Fairytale Ink: A mix of a little bit of a bunch of styles. And I had one wall, where I could draw and paint. The wall’s design changed many times!
BBP: Who is your favorite artist and why?
Fairytale Ink: James Jean, I love his illustration style and content of his art. It is so versatile.
BBP: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Fairytale Ink: Nougat
BBP: What are 5 things you can’t live without?
Fairytale Ink: iPhone, headphones, pen, paper, animationbook
BBP: Which of your designs is your favorite and why?
Fairytale Ink: “Alice and the Gang“. I love all the characters and they all have a story behind them.
BBP: If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Fairytale Ink: Teleportation, I would want to be able to go anywhere at any time
BBP: Where is the most inspiring place you’ve visited?
Fairytale Ink: Switzerland and the Alps