Today we’d like to introduce you to Aspacia Kusulas.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’m a graphic designer from Mexico of Greek heritage, currently based Los Angeles. I moved to LA in 2005, I worked for various industries (entertainment, fashion, stationery, etc) and realized my love for letters. I studied letterpress at Art Center College of Design and Calligraphy since 2013. Two years ago, I attended type@copper (a type design program) in NY which is one of the best experience I ever had.
Most of my work involves letterforms of any kind (typographic or calligraphic) being the main subject.
I also really enjoy teaching. I currently teach between Los Angeles and Mexico City. A joined venture with my brother (Rodolfo Kusulas) who is a product designer. We co-founded KOUS which combines our interests on education, letterforms and design.
Please tell us about your art.
My work focuses on letterforms, either lettering, calligraphy or typography. I think in the design world it’s a very important element of what makes or breaks a design.
I practice calligraphy as much as I can and keep learning. There are a lot of styles that are beautiful and would love to have my own interpretation in order to imprint my personality and point of view.
Besides being a calligraphy instructor, I’m an independent calligrapher and mostly work on commissioned projects (either commercial or non-commercial). From personal stationery to branding or artistic pieces.
Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
Choose your projects wisely. Tray to keep the balance between work that you truly enjoy with the projects that will pay the bills. At the end, the projects that will not have a great financial impact will add to your portfolio and eventually you will be getting the kind of work you love to do.
Also, collaborating with other artists is great way to enrich your work and other people’s work.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My website is under construction : S aspaciakusulas.com, social media
I sell some stationery designs at minted https://www.aspacia.minted.com or can contact me directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also see the workshops page at designkous.com and type-ed.com
- Website: aspaciakusulas.com / www.aspacia.minted.com
- Phone: 8182006917
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aspaciakusulas/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pasty.henspetter?ref=bookmarks
- Other: https://www.pinterest.com/pastyku/