BBP: How would you describe your art in 5 words?
MissMalagata: Delicate, funny, joyful, sweet and minimal
BBP: What inspires you to make art?
MissMalagata: Photography of animals and nature is a great source of inspiration for me.
BBP: Do you have one creative process for making your art or does it change?
MissMalagata: I used to hand-draw everything, but after finishing my graphic design studies I follow the process of drawing it first with pencil or pen, and then using tools like Photoshop or Illustrator.
BBP: Do you have a special time of day when you work best?
MissMalagata: No. I work any time of the day, morning, afternoon, or even at night. It doesn’t matter to me.
BBP: How has your art style evolved over time?
MissMalagata: My style remains the same, the only thing that has changed is my accuracy and how detailed my pieces are.
BBP: What is your favorite part about being an artist?
MissMalagata: Having the freedom to create whatever I want and the beautiful comments that people make about my artwork through social networks.
BBP: What is the hardest thing about being an artist?
MissMalagata: Living off of it
BBP: What art supply/program/etc is indispensable to your process?
MissMalagata: Photoshop & Illustrator.
BBP: Do you have kids?
MissMalagata: No, I don’t have any kids.
BBP: Who was your biggest role model when you were little?
MissMalagata: My mother. I always wanted to be like her. She’s a fighter, but also a loving and good person. I couldn’t have a better mom!
BBP: Did you draw/design as a kid or did you start as an adult?
MissMalagata: I’ve been drawing since I was a child and have loved it my whole life.
BBP: How would you advise parents who want to encourage their kids to appreciate/enjoy art?
MissMalagata: When I was a child my parents put me in painting classes and they went very well. I encourage all parents to do the same, it gives children a chance to explore their creativity and show off their potential.
BBP: How was your room decorated as a kid?
MissMalagata: I had some stuffed animals, but not many, my room was mostly full of chalk drawings, paintings, and watercolors. There was a blackboard in my room and I would spend my afternoons doodling on it.
BBP: Which piece is your favorite on BoomBoom Prints?
MissMalagata: I am a fan of ALL of the tote bags.
BBP: Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
MissMalagata: I have a weakness for cats, especially my cats. I have two named Greta and Jupiter. Greta has been with me for 6 years and it is from her I came up with the name MissMalagata. Jupiter was picked up from the street three months ago and is fun and loving.
BBP: Summer or winter?
BBP: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
MissMalagata: Mint and chocolate.
BBP: Are you a night owl or an early bird?
MissMalagata: Early bird
BBP: Sweet or salty food?
BBP: Dream vacation spot?
MissMalagata: I love the United States, especially San Francisco & NY.
Check out more of MissMalagata’s artwork HERE!