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Meet our April 2014 Featured Designer – NBK-Design

Meet Nicole from NBK-Design the creator of this month’s DST Gold Member Kit: Changes

Join Nicole for a get-to-know-you chat in the DST Chatroom on Thursday, April 17th at 9PM GMT/4PM EST/1PM PST!

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How long have you been desigining?

I am a scrapbooking Designer since 2006, I started with Freebies and offered them over years and in 2009 I started to sell at my own shop.

What program(s) do you use?

Mostly Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and some other tiny programs like ArtRage, Eye Candy…

What part of designing comes easiest to you (themes, colors, papers, elements)?

I start always with the papers and followed by the elements. Mostly I overwork while I create the elements, the papers here and there. But it means not that papers run better than the elements. It’s my workflow I got used to it over the years. Thinking about this now, I say, I love to create everything same way.

What part of designing is most challenging to you?

Creating Collabs for Shops with a special theme – a theme I would never choose, because I would have problems to find the right elements according to the theme. And advertising my products – uh – I not like it and it’s maybe the reason I am not that known even I design since many years.

What inspires you?

everything…  at the moment, paper scrapbooking. I am just very into paper scrapbooking,I love those bright Layouts with a lot of hand-drawn scribbles by the Layout Artist or how they use pattern paper, they stamp a lot with things you not think of, it’s really inspiring.
Often crosses a quote or a song my mind or a feeling inside of me… Last year in the fall time, I knew that my kitty will have the last fall in her life and I started a Kit called „The tears I feel today“… I needed to let her go in that time and I created that kit for those we lost… humans or animals.  Lost Love, a Art Conversation Kit, in grey and pink is about I lost for a time the love of my life. My heart was broken, but the kit contains the color of pink – my color  and the grey was the color of my soul at this time. New Look was the Kit, after I needed buy new clothes thru the loosing of weight….  You see there is in most of the kits I create something personal and those influences inspires me to create my kits. Others write diary, I create kits. When I look at older kits, I can somehow re-feel my feelings again from the time, I have created it.

If you’re running low on design mojo, where do you go to kickstart your creativity?

Do nothing on the computer, get my head free and then coming back with a color or found something on pinterest. Recently I painted with the kids of friends. We stamped with everything we found. Fruits, Vegetables, Foils… I came back home with so much of new material to create brushes, which you can find also in the “Changes“ Kit.

If you’re running low on design mojo, where do you go to kickstart your creativity?

There are a lot of layouts what took my breath away…
Memories of France / Tinkelbel

When I say the Layout created by Anja aka Tinkelbel, I even more loved this kit. I love everything at this Layout. The colors, the picture she used… everything.

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Lost by Ren
is also one of my favorite Layouts. The picture she used and sitting on this flower all the artsy arrangements… It’s a layout I like to look at…

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Life is Beautiful by Xcenedra
What shall I say to this beautiful Layout. Look how she used the picture and how she framed one side of the cute girls face. LOVE.
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a wonderful Layout without a picture. It shows that its also possible to create pages without a picture. Her clustering in the corners and how she used the papers is great work. Love that page…nbk 365 Sagittarius  Meet our April 2014 Featured Designer   NBK DesignKrebs by AnikA
Astrid used elements exact matching to the pictures colors. the bright mood of this page is great.krebsiman Meet our April 2014 Featured Designer   NBK Design

Augenblick by NBK-Design
this is a layout I created by myself. I love it still even there are pictures of me in.

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What is your most recent finished project?

My Mix & Match your Life in 2014, but I will add from time to time Journal-Cards and Element Packs and the Re-Launch of my Shop “ArtisanScrap“ I overworked the look of the shop, bought a new complete shop system and added recently a pinterest styled gallery.

What project are you working on now (or next)? 
I work on a easter element-pack for my Mix & Match your Life Project and also I want add desperately cutting files to my shop. Also I want to build up a new CT and I like to invite some Designers to my new styled shop. A lot of different work but I look forward to.
What is the latest you’ve ever stayed up to finish a design or scrap? 
6 in the morning… when I had the idea to create a new Logo and outfit for my ArtisanScrap-Shop.
Slippers or barefoot?
BAREFOOT – LOVE it – its such a alive feelingName five of your favorite CDs:
Swing when you winning by Robbie Williams
Hunting high and low by a-ha
This is the life by Amy MacDonald
Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
Chocolate Soundtrack
What is your favorite quote? 
“Follow your Lifelines“ it’s a song by a-ha
If you were given one wish that was sure to come true, what would you wish for? 
That someone I know gets healthy…What would your best friend say about you? 
I needed to ask my best friend for this directly and this she told me about me… very emotional and creative, always there to help, strong, but also stubborn and bitchy (<- sorry for that – but its me icon wink Meet our April 2014 Featured Designer   NBK Design

 

Nicole’s Product Picks

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 Sample Layouts with NBK-Design DST Member Kit & Product Picks:

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