Our latest Artist Corner designer, Donna Sanchez hails from Hawaii and has been using PosterMyWall to create stunning designs since 2017. She tells us about her family, her hobbies, her designing experience, and more.
Read on to find out more about Donna!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am from Hawaii, the island of Oahu. I grew up dancing the hula & was a professional hula dancer.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I wake up at 6:45 am to make breakfast for our youngest daughter Malia and get her ready for school. This is early for me as I am not a morning person. Malia has cerebral palsy so she requires a lot of my time & focus. I drop her off at school, then exercise by taking a long walk or riding my stationary bike.
I make myself available to my other two daughters who are twins and are still at home. One drives and one doesn’t so I can sometimes be found chauffeuring our daughter Kai around. During my downtime, I like to design, and play games on my phone. I find the designing time very therapeutic – it’s truly a great outlet for me and I don’t have to leave the house.
What are some of your hobbies and interests?
My hobby really is designing on PosterMyWall. And I enjoy movies with buttered popcorn! I also enjoy cuddling in the evening with whoever is available in my family & I enjoy making time for friendships.
When did you join PosterMyWall?
I joined PosterMyWall in September of 2017.
What brought you to graphic designing?
I decided to become a designer after my friend Amabel encouraged me to design for PosterMyWall, as she felt that I had some designing talent. Thanks, Amabel!
Tell us about your first designing experience.
My first design was what I call “God-Art.” I had taken a photo of the sun shining through trees on a mountainous road & I thought it was one of the most beautiful nature photos I had ever taken and I wanted to share it! So I just put a caption on the photo & shared it on PosterMyWall. Eventually I saw that people were looking at it and some were buying it! That was my entry into designing.
I’m not very computer savvy but from that picture, I decided to teach myself how to navigate the PosterMyWall site with all the tools it has to offer. I did some quick reading on colors & emotions and what works well and what doesn’t. As people started purchasing my designs, it gave me more confidence to continue.
So although I have never been trained in graphic arts/design – I am happy with where this is going. There’s been this creative side in me that has been longing to come out and I just needed a vehicle for it. That is what PosterMyWall is for me.
Who’s your favorite PosterMyWall designer?
I can’t say I have a favorite PosterMyWall designer because there’s so many designs out there that I like from many of the artists. But in the beginning, I did get inspiration from Renee Walls, Amna Ali and Keilanismom – so shout out to them.
What’s your design style?
I prefer artsy, abstract, sometimes monochromatic designs.
Do you have any tips for aspiring designers?
The only tip I can give is probably very cliche, but just design based on what interests you & visually appeals to you. It has to be your authentic style.
Donna has made some incredible designs during her time as a PosterMyWall designer. Below are just some of them. We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors. You can check out her other designs on her PosterMyWall profile.
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