Now this is one clever cookie. Louise Brito has gone from designing ceramics and homewares for Australian department stores to creating digital art prints for canvas and perspex. Then she took a turn as the creative promotions art director for Gourmet Traveller and Gourmet Traveller Wine. This was followed by her biggest move yet - taking the plunge to start her own business, Illume Design, which specialises in wedding invitations and bomboniere. Oh, and she still manages to squeeze in a bit of freelance illustrating - including the realshopping.com.au logo!
What five words best describe you? Creative, affectionate, intelligent, sensitive, grounded.
What’s your proudest achievement? Starting my own online wedding stationery business.
Who inspires you? My partner: he supports me and inspires me to be my best.
What are you passionate about? Being creative and using my talents to enrich other peoples' lives; it is what makes me who I am!!!
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? That things in life always happen for a reason, and sometimes we can not change certain things about our life path.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Raphael Sanzio - he was a fantastic artist. I would have loved to have met him in 1510.
Where do you look to for inspiration? I love shopping for fabrics and just cruising around on the internet from blog to blog. Also, art museums and galleries.
What’s next? Growing my new wedding stationery business and seeing how far I can go with it.
What are you reading? A portrait of Brett Whiteley - also, another great artist.
Images courtesy of Illume Design.