Meet Carl, the talented designer behind the 'Flowers' design. These cups have been flying out the door and, we can see why. The playful design serves your coffee in a cup with a smile. Heading into the cooler months it's great to have a cup that brings a bit of colour to the gloomier days to come.
We have the pleasure of working with Carl and like their design work they bring a bright, joyful personally to our team. We're lucky to have Carl with us.
Hey Carl, can you please tell our readers a bit about yourself?
Mabuhay! My name’s Carl, a graphic designer based in the Philippines. I am a queer young adult who is mostly interested in film and popular culture. I have been in the creative industry for more than five years now, starting as a freelancer for local brands and now working with a company that genuinely cares about and promotes sustainability—decent packaging.
How did you get into design?
As a kid, I developed a fondness for scrapbooking. I used to and still cut magazines and glitter or stone a handcrafted book to paste personal photos. I must say that I have an eye for good design. I just know what works, and so, when I got introduced to Photoshop at a young age, everything felt so easy from the get-go.
If you could describe your design style in three words what would it be?
- Thematic - I always try to follow a certain theme.
- Explore - I explore different art styles; limitless.
- Noticeable - a head-turning, full-of-life moment.
What was the inspiration behind the Flower design?
As a self-proclaimed main character, I created this hopeless romantic personality that stops by to smell the flowers. And so, I’ve incorporated this feeling into a groovy, retro-style, almost cartoonish design. It is the trend nowadays, plus using flowers is just fitting as I want it to exude pure and genuine happiness.
What is your favourite thing to do on your days off?
On my days off, I like to go to coffee shops, and the cinema, or stay at home binge-watching coming-of-age films on Netflix. I also like to spend time with my family and friends. I always look forward to having weekends for fun and relaxation.