What is your name? Where are you from?
My name is Rossana. I am Taiwanese and raised in Los Angeles.
How did the name Grigio Design come about?
Grigio means the color gray in Italian. I actually had it tattooed on my side wrist prior to using it for my shop. I love grays, I live in grays, and I breath in grays!
Describe your creative process.
I have to "feel" and be inspired before I make or do anything. Usually I have a theme/subject in mind, then I look for supplies, consider if I will wear them with my clothing...
What are some of your inspirations?
As a practitioner of Nichiren Buddhsim, my philosophy of life is deeply influenced from what I study, learn, and practice. Naturally, it affects what I create, believe in, and my interests. Not to sound corny, but my two rascals, a boy and a girl, actually inspire me in my creative process. Other than that, great art works by other artists, movies (a major influence), history, and cultures inspire me too!
How long have you been designing?
Gosh, all my life I suppose! My family, as far as I can remember, my grandfather, his brothers, were all very artistic and having many cousins that were also all very talented in different types of art. My father, he designed and manufactured clothing, my own siblings, the list goes on and on...
Do you have formal training?
I graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California with honors! I majored in Graphics Packaging. Other than that, as a graphic designer, it was important for me to learn many other platforms of art, i.e. photography, painting, music, production, etc.
What kind of girl do you imagine wearing your pieces?
One who knows what she likes and dislikes, and extremely open to many subjects and cultures of the world.
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