Anna Xhaard, Painter, Illustrator, Feminist, Activist. She began studying art and graphic communication from an early age. Her work is inspired by her diary of dreams which have led her to write and illustrate a series of graphic novels that tell the fantastic adventure of “Nanouk”, in the world of dreams, Azora.
Anna graduated at creative communit school ECV, Paris in 2010and began illustrating for brands like Diesel, Vogue, Wool & The Gang at Agency Be-Poles. She is currently working on the visual identity for ecological association La Voix Verte which is a festival taking place July 9th 2020. Anna approached Studio Dais to manufacture 100 limited edition Anna Xhaard designed and signed custom pin badges called STARRY EYES, and they turned out great! Here is what Anna had to say!
A Talk With Anna
My name is Anna Xhaard, I’m an artist and illustrator from Paris, France.
What company / brand do you run and what do you offer that you are proud of?
I always wanted to be an artist, I paint and draw since forever! Even with the social networks, I fell like it’s not easy to share my work with people. I started a shop, with prints, cards of my original art, customised t-shirts, tote-bags, leather and jean jackets… and recently made my first Pins. Now, I can actually meet new clients, share my art and sell it in concept stores and events. I’ll start an online Etsy shop in Jan 2020!!!
How is business in your sector and what are you currently working on that you can’t wait to share?
Art is not an easy sector and it is usually not accessible. I love to bring art in everyday life, making prints that people can easily offer to decorate their home or make presents. Create goodies with pin’s on clothes, or custom jacket and t-shirt. I also draw flashes for tattoos!
I’m working on an exhibition that I share with my friend Rene Brink, 4 to 9 December in 9/11 Rue Vintimille 75009 in Paris. We‘ll exhibit original paintings and drawings and a concept shop , a special tattoo afternoon on Friday with my flashes and a Saturday live painting with concert! Busy week 🙂 We can’t wait!
How have your items from Studio Dais been used to help your business?
The pins are my number one sale! I can carry them everywhere with me because they are small, not heavy and resistant! It’s also the best gifs to promote, people always instantly put them on there jackets!!
Any wise words of wisdom to pass on to our readers?
I didn’t took the custom backing cards for the pins, and I regret it. Happy to have added my custom signature artwork on the back because a lot of people think it changes everything! Happy to have choose those flashy Pantone colours also because it looks very good!
Check out Anna’s work here!
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