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Visually’s Marketplace connects thousands of designers with clients seeking to commission infographics and data visualizations. Every week, we feature a member of our designer community here, on the blog. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at blog[at]visual.ly.
Name: Niege Borges
On Visual.ly: niegeborges
In design: 3 years
1. Tell us a bit about yourself: how did you get into design, and how long have you been doing it?
I was interested in illustrations and magazines since I was younger. Even though at that time I didn’t know what design was, I just enjoyed to look different prints. I started to learn how to use basic software like Illustrator and Photoshop by myself when I was in high school because I wanted to know how some designers and illustrators did their works. So I decided to study graphic design in college, where later I started to work as a freelancer and to do projects for myself. Now I am graduated, I still do freelance work and I also work at Box 1824.
2. In 7 words or less, describe your style.
Playful and informative.
3. If you could take a seminar with one designer or artist, dead or living, who would that be? Why?
I would love to take a seminar with Nicholas Feltron. I really like his style and the idea of making annual reports about his life using infographics. If I could have a chat with Chris Ware would be very nice too, I love his drawings.
4. What’s your favorite color? Why?
I’ve had several favorite colors over the years, but lately it’s turquoise.
5. What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in your work and what did you learn from it?
I learned that I can’t overload my work flow because free time is very important.
6. What about your biggest achievement? Tell us about the project you are most proud of in your career so far.
I love to do personal projects when I have time and usually I’m happy with the result. One of my favorites is my series of posters called Dancing Plague of 1518, where I did illustrations of famous dances. I also really like my project called Bill Wearing Socks, a stop motion that shows the most important Bill Murray characters through a paper doll.
7. Who should we feature in this space next?
I like Raul Aguiar’s work, his illustrations have a nice style and he is very good with colors.