Nia Gould also knows as Niaski has captured our hearts the first time we stumbled upon her series “What If Your Favourite Artists Were Cats?”. For any cat lovers out there, you will thank us for this. She creates beautiful illustrations that bring two worlds together beautifully. Art and Cats. Could it be any more perfect?
Could you briefly introduce yourself?
How did you start illustrating?
My degree was in Graphic Design. I have a huge passion for typography so initially my practice and my work was very different. It all started when I decided to enroll on a screen-printing course and brush up on some skills that had long been forgotten. I needed a design and being cat mad I created Frida Catlo. This simple design was the beginning of the body of work you can now see on Niaski.
What inspires you the most?
How would you describe your creative process?
Do you have any advice for aspiring artists?
I work full-time as a graphic designer and I have built up my own business over the past year in my evenings and weekends only. My advice is, just do it, make the time and make it happen. Its amazing to see what you can achieve if you really push yourself.