Alexa, the Visual Pleaser

What would your completely honest personal profile say?

A: While some people have two left feet, I have two left hands.

Some may assume that I am delicate and meticulous in the way I work when they view my illustrations. Yet I am quite the opposite. I have to admit I am rather klutzy by nature, and I must have made more mistakes in my work through accidents more than pure creative misjudgment. However, I quite enjoy that it trains me to think on my feet. Art also slows me down and teaches me that having a little patience pays off significantly.

How did you get into the art of illustration?

A: I was first introduced to the world of illustration in design school. Back then, I was studying in a course that is more tech-focused than visual-arts driven. I started off doing a lot of digital illustration and character designs as I had yet to learn how to do realistic drawings without a strong foundation in art. I must say that it is by a stroke of luck that I have had opportunities to work on illustrative design projects which allowed me to explore different styles and learn on the job.

What is one of your most prized possessions?

A: It would be my collection of books and magazines. I am a strong believer that your identity is formed through what you consume.

I would not describe my bookshelf as impressive, and I don’t have a particular focus on collecting. I love books that open up new worlds, to lives that I will never live, and the ones that connect like an old friend who speaks straight to your heart.

Literature is also a huge form of inspiration for my art. I am drawn to imagery painted with words. I also love how they remind me of the way I feel at the moment when I first pick them up, they are like little time capsules.

My idea of the perfect day is…

A: Starting the day early tending to my plants, making coffee and having an extremely productive day.

I think I am the happiest when I am able to produce a piece of work that I can be proud of.

If you are not Alexa the Illustrator, you would be…

A: Someone whom you would hire to spot cockroaches from 100m away.

My fear of cockroaches has amplified my ability to spot these disgusting critters from afar and I believe my skill would bring upon great social impact to the community.

I would also be known as Alexa the designer. People who knew me as an illustrator are often surprised that I have a background in graphic design.

I think I would still choose to be in the art industry, maybe as a writer, photographer or a ceramist. If I have to choose a vocation outside of the arts industry, then it has definitely got to be a job that allows me to travel excessively.

What does your choice of lingerie say about you?

A: It speaks about my love for details.

I enjoy how I can pair lingerie as a fashion accessory to add a personal touch to my outfits. I like that I don't have to compromise my comfort while trying to look good. ;)

What does your choice of lingerie say about you?

It speaks about my love for details.

I enjoy how I can pair lingerie as a fashion accessory to add a personal touch to my outfits. I like that I don't have to compromise my comfort while trying to look good. ;)