- Date: February 15th, 2017
- Author: admin
Aiza King, shares her experience balancing work, family and GAP.
WAS BECOMING AN ARTIST AN EARLY DREAM OF YOURS OR DID IT JUST DEVELOP OVER TIME, OR OUT OF INSPIRATION FROM OTHER ARTISTS?
My love of art started the same time I fell in love with Anime. I loved Anime so much I would draw on all of the back of my notebooks in grade school. I guess, it really developed overtime. I wasn’t really that good in drawing compared to other artists, but with patience, and a lot of practice, I was able to excel and won some awards for my school.
WHAT YEAR DID YOU STUDY DIGITAL ARTS IN FACA?
I enrolled in FACA January 2016.
HOW HAS THE JOURNEY BEEN SO FAR? WERE YOU ABLE TO USE WHAT YOU LEARNED? HAVE YOU GROWN AS AN ARTIST?
My journey with FACA is amazing. Our teacher Kyle is very patient. He really explains each topic very well and is always open to questions during class and offsite. I was able to get food cart projects easily. Now I am very happy that my knowledge went to the next level because of the 3D Animation and Design Track.
WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU LEARNED WHILE STUDYING YOUR COURSE?
Everything was important. Each lesson compliments the next.
WHEN DID YOU START DOING YOUR FREELANCE BUSINESS?
I started accepting freelance work back in 2007 but this was on top of my job as a sales supervisor. I worked on the needs of few clients after work. I became a full time freelancer last August 2015 and it’s been a blast since then because I also spend more time with my family.
CAN YOU SHARE WITH US SOME PROJECTS YOU CONSIDER WERE MEMORABLE? WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND THOSE ART PROJECTS?
A friend told me to work with him for Lisa Macuja. Photos came from him and I did the photo manipulation. Lisa was really happy.
Another memorable project I got is the food cart design project which I would like to thank FACA. I told my client that I am still studying 3D. But he insisted that I do the project because he doesn’t want to talk to another artist. It was really a challenge as well but because of the guidance of our teacher Kyle I was able to make my client happy.
TELL US HOW GAP CAME ABOUT? WHEN DID YOU OFFICIALLY LAUNCH THE GROUP?
I founded GAP in 2012. I am just actually testing Facebook groups because I was assigned as a social media specialist in my previous company. The group grew with the help of my assigned admins and I am very happy to say that now we are 32k and still growing.
MAINTAINING A GROUP OF ARTISTS MUST BE A DAUNTING TASK, WHAT WERE SOME OF THE STORIES THAT YOU CONSIDER MAKE THIS EFFORT WORTHWHILE?
Our goal is to help creatives and when I see member share their experience on how the group helped them find a job, or how it inspires them to do better. It is an amazing feeling and that keeps me and the admins going.
WHAT CAN GAP MEMBERS LOOK FORWARD TO THIS 2017?
We have a lot planned for the group this 2017. Specially, now that more sponsors are coming in. More events and our official website.
WHAT CAN YOU ADVICE DIGITAL ARTISTS WHO WANT TO SET UP THEIR OWN DESIGN BUSINESS?
Keep Learning – I always make sure that I am updated with the graphics software I use also learning new things and expanding your knowledge is a good thing to do. When you grow your business will also grow.