Featured Artist: Manifest Creative Director, Giovanna Martin
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MEET THE ARTIST
Each Manifest ShopColumbia works with the Manifest Creative Director to design a limited edition line of Manifest Merchandise. Learn more about Manifest 2023 Creative Director, Giovanna Martin and her inspiration for the designs.
What was your inspiration for the designs?
I took a lot of inspiration from this year's Manifest Theme from Art Nouveau and general fantasy. I used the Art Nouveau elements to dictate some of the design choices and fantasy as the general tone for the festival.
In-progress sketch for 2023 t-shirt design.
Final 2023 t-shirt design.
How have you benefited from being the Manifest Creative Director and designing this year's Manifest Merch?
Designing this year's Manifest Merch really helped me discover my love for apparel making. I hope to continue with the creative practice as I move forward in my career.
As far as being the Manifest Creative Director, I really benefited from the boost of confidence it gave me. Sometimes I doubted my skills. Now I know for certain I made the right call! I was always meant to create.
Manifest 2023 Knit Beanie - $15
What are you most looking forward to during Manifest?
I am really happy to celebrate with all of my friends and family. I can’t wait to watch them in awe. Especially after all the hard work I put into my career these past few years. I love to share the excitement of others' accomplishments too. We’ve all worked so hard.
Manifest 2023 Sticker Pack - $12
Give us an update on any recent projects/artistic life events; what's next for you?
My current plan is to take a well deserved break before developing my tattoo portfolio. I hope to gain my apprenticeship soon after graduation. I’m currently developing my shop and promotional material for my Instagram.
Manifest 2023 Fanny Pack - $18
Click HERE to purchase Manifest 2023 Merch!