Emma Regolini

Emma is a digital artist with a focus on line work. She recently moved from Perth, Australia to Hackney, London where she now works full time in a communications. Currently working from home, we discussed managing the new normal & how she sees a focus on optimism coming out of the current global climate.

 

We've all had to find a new way to work, how have you adjusted?

I've definitely settled into a more disciplined routine which I really love & hope to carry on after lock down. Finding a balance between exercising, working blocks & taking care of myself has been a real priority while I'm alone in a big city.

 

What are you doing to stay focused/sane/happy?

I've started to get up at around 6.15am & do some yoga & meditation before I settle into a days work, then I got for a run at night, com home & draw into the evening. I do miss human touch with my close friends. In London it's easy to feel alone & hopeless. I've found exploring different creative avenues & reading more has kept my sense of creativity intact & inspired.

 

There has been a lot of dialogue about how this will change creative industries, how do you see the future?

From a creative perspective I do think there will be an increased demand for freelancers. I'm really excited to see a collective global body of work that results from the pandemic - although confined to our living spaces I'm really optimistic we will see the emergence of incredible collections, art work, literature & music in the next few months, even years, in response to this pandemic.

In my day to day work of OOH Hand-Painted Advertising, I think things will remain constant. The substance of the murals we paint will include a lot more optimism & positivity as brands try to bring about a sense of hope through their campaigns.

 

Even with this shift in how we work what continues to drive you to succeed?

I think I'm constantly seeking internal validation from myself, which drives me to succeed. It's taken me a long time to overcome seeking external validation from other people, groups or organisations but I think that comes with personal growth & introspection.

Even with this shift in how we work what continues to drive you to succeed?

I think I'm constantly seeking internal validation from myself, which drives me to succeed. It's taken me a long time to overcome seeking external validation from other people, groups or organisations but I think that comes with personal growth & introspection.

 

What does sustainability mean to you?

It means taking purposeful steps towards a more hopeful & ethical future for ourselves, those around us & future generations.

 

How do you include sustainability in your work?

I prioritise working with brands that are sustainable or have sustainable practices woven into their brand mission. My day-to-day digital work doesn't require any physical resources so I'm luck in that sense.

 

How do you recharge?

I really enjoy spending time alone, a quiet place to breathe. Taking longs walks along the canal & through the marshes or revising design concepts I've tucked away help me to recharge.

 

What has been your greatest success so far?

I don't think I've had any great successes so far in my career. I'm very lucky & grateful to be able to collaborate with brands & create tangible objects so I'm looking forward to future projects that allow me to express myself creatively.

 

Can you share the best advise you have been given?

"You can have it all but at at the same time" - I think it's a reminder to be patient, enjoy the process & understand that you can't rush experience.

"I am really optimistic we will see the emergence of incredible collections, art work, literature & music in the next few months & years"

Do you have recommendations when visiting your hometown, Perth?

Coffee - Bossman

Beach - Vera Beach (at sunrise or sunset)

Something sweet - Chu Bakery

 

Speaking of far off places, where is your favourite place to holiday?

My favourite place is Denmark, Western Australia. It's a beautiful, lush town just outside of Albany with the best bakery & rallied vibe. You should always take the scenic drive, just below the speed limit with the windows down.

 

What is your first summer memory?

Sticky summer evenings running around in tiny cotton PJ's waiting for the breeze to come in from the coast.

 

What are you currently reading?

How to be an Artist by Jerry Saltz - despite the title, I really look up to Jerry Saltz, his work ethic, career trajectory & his views towards contemporary art, making sense of it all.

 

Finally, where is your dream destination? Your next adventure?

Peru

 

Discover Emma's work here.

Shot at home by Emma, Hackney, London - April 2020

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