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A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza

A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

The adjective ‘uncommon’ is synonymous with uniqueness and more importantly, originality. Uncommon artist and lauded illustrator Alicia Souza has already begun an incredible journey where her talent and skill combine to create a life story that is unique and original.

It is indeed our pleasure and delight that we were able to catch up with this amazing artist and get her to share her thoughts with us right here on The Uncommon Box.

A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

Basically a freelance illustrator based out of Bengaluru, Alicia also runs a company manufacturing artist merchandise, along with running an online store under her brand name at www.aliciasouza.com

She also retails from several stores in Bengaluru as well.

Her Journey- Her Words

‘My journey has been a bit of a whirlwind. I am always serious with anything I do for work, and I guess when I moved to India and illustrated full time, I took it ‘seriously’. This was a good 7 years ago!’
A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

Alicia began her journey as an illustrator and stuck to her passion, when she realized it brought her the creative satisfaction the artist in her was seeking.

Trained to be a designer, Alicia just figured by the end of her degree that she loved illustrating a whole lot more. And then things fell into place, as the saying goes.

A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

Today she mostly draws on paper and then colours the illustrations digitally.

 

Inspiration

Alicia draws inspiration from the throbbing pulsating world around her, rather than a single source.  It is her keen sense of observation that finds its way into her illustrations. Not a trained illustrator, she found her way through her love for drawing and transferring onto paper, the world as she perceived it. In her words,

A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza

Alicia Souza‘I just look at the everyday a little more deeply. Everyday funny situations or tidbits that I feel need to be captured are things that I end up drawing. Even unrealistic things that I want to do. I like capturing funny or happy situations.’

A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

Challenges serve to make one see situations in a different perspective. Currently, Alicia feels that it is her role as an entrepreneur that is demanding bigger and often tougher decisions to make. She says, ‘Bigger decisions rather than smaller ones are the scarier ones to make my mind up about. Like how big do we grow and how fast.’

A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

 

A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

 

So what keeps this livewire motivated?

‘Doing what I love is pretty motivating. Also the fact that it’s my living and now I have a team dependant on my work makes it a little bit more of a responsibility.’
A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

 

Her plans and dreams for the future:

Like every creative entrepreneur, Alicia has dreams for the future but she has a cautious streak in her which prevents her from dreaming too outrageously.

She confesses, ‘I think for the company to grow just a wee bit bigger and have clearer plans.I think it’s the grandma in me that’s rather satisfied with how everything’s going.’

A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

 

Alicia’s mantra for budding artistes:

Be diligent, be humble, be happy.

A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

 

Artistes like Alicia Souza are living proof of the fact that it is possible to combine passion with occupation, and be successful at it. The Uncommon Box team wishes Alicia and her brand a fabulous future ahead, and countless moments to celebrate

A Life Less Ordinary- A Special Spotlight On Uncommon Illustrator Alicia Souza
Alicia Souza

 

You can find merchandise created under her label on

Website/ Online store: www.aliciasouza.com

You can also follow her on:

Blog: blog.aliciasouza.com

Instagram: instagram.com/aliciasouza

Facebook: facebook.com/the.aliciasouza



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