Today we’d like to introduce you to Colleen Bringle.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota US. I am a Product Designer in charge of the concepting, art, and design for kid’s home products, and I absolutely love what I do. In my 12 years as a creative, I have had experience in branding, advertising, illustration design, and beyond! When I’m not chasing my two sons around, I love creating lettering and illustrations to post to my Instagram account. (@cmbringle)
Please tell us about your art.
I originally started hand-lettering when I was a young designer, as a way to get out of a rut while working in advertising. In turn, I realized it helped with my anxiety because it was a way to relax in my downtime. Now, with everything that’s going on in the world, I like to know that my work has meaning and can positively impact those around me. Words and phrases that are light-hearted, bring joy, or have humor, I think helps to make the day a little lighter, both for me and my followers. As such, I like to focus on playful, graphic, and bright saturated colors to invoke the optimism I wish to share.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
I have always loved creating. So much so that I was working 80hr weeks early in my career. The pace I was working was not sustainable. I started having very bad panic attacks and anxiety due to the lack of work-life balance. From that moment on, I have learned about the importance of slowing down and putting work aside to take a break. I now know my limits and I’m so thankful I learned this early on my career.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Instagram: @cmbringle & @hazelbluedesign
- Website: Colleenbringle.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @cmbringle