Not a lot is known about the mysterious artist MILK (a.k.a Chiara), yet people across the net seem to want to see more and know more about the artist behind the brilliant and mystifying designs. Here is your chance to learn more about MILK and how she is inspired to create the beautiful art that she displays on her MySpace page.
VECTORVAULT: Tell us a bit more about your background. How did you get started as an artist/designer?
MILK: I’ve always been interested in graphics and design. When I was a little girl, I wanted to work making 2-D animated movies. As a teenager I gave up on the idea when I found out the huge amount of work behind those kinds of projects, and then, 10 years after I changed my mind about my dream career, I started working as a graphic artist/designer for a daily newspaper (the night shift, six days a week). I have to say that after my first year in the newspaper business I did change my mind again, and now I think that being an animator is a (beautiful) dream job.
I’ve been an editorial artist/designer since 1999, and I’ve always worked for newspapers. When I started, I just wanted to make a living making illustrations, and newspapers pay for it, so it was a good deal. 10 years later, I can say that sometimes its stressful and you’re always working on a very short deadline, but I just can’t see myself doing something different. It’s some sort of Stockholm syndrome.
Give us a little more information about your work. Did you go to school to study? What or whom inspires you the most? Are there any particular websites that you frequent to find inspiration?