Friday Five With Tina Tabibi

I was looking back through some old school reports the other day. One word that kept popping up, especially in my younger years, was inquisitive. “Krissy is such an inquisitive little girl,” my teachers said. Which of course is just a polite way to say Krissy is super nosy!

I’ve always been up in everyone’s business which is why I started this series. I love knowing the little things that make a person whole. Today we’re learning a little bit more about the always lovely Tina Tabibi!

Magazines, Books, Art or Music – what gives you the most inspiration?

I’m mostly inspired by my surroundings but music can put in a zone. I enjoy listening to music when I work in the studio. If I have to develop a concept and produce sketches, I may listen to jazz because the mellow tunes allows for more concentration and can most certainly spark inspiration. I have music for different moods. If I need to execute a design, I will rock out to anything from 80’s classics to Alternative Rock. It helps with my productivity 🙂 Artists on my current playlist are: Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Fun, and The Lumineers to name a few.

Do you remember the first piece of art/design that captured your attention? Can you tell us a bit about it?

Hmmm, this is a difficult question to answer. I’d say earlier in my career when I was more of an Illustrator, I was drawn to Edgar Degas and Claude Monet. I was in love with impressionist artists (and still am)! The technique, skill, and even emotion captured in each painting blew me away. One of my favorite places to visit is The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. I could spend all day admiring the exhibits of many talented and influential artists. Once I was introduced to design in college, Saul Bass and Milton Glaser became a couple of my favorite designers. Saul Bass is an amazing talent. The concepts and design behind his movie posters are so clever. To be honest, many artists and designers inspire me, old and new. It’s an evolving culture and one I’m very proud to be a part of.

What was the last movie you watched?

I finally had some down time on Saturday evening. I watched the movie “Elf.” It’s a holiday staple in my house. “You stink! You smell like beer and cheese. You don’t smell like Santa!!” —Elf

Finish this sentence “If I could do anything right now I would…

I’d go on a weekend getaway with my husband. We both work an insane amount of hours. It’s always good to take a step back and appreciate the things you have in life.

Do you have a treasured possession?

I don’t think I’ve ever been asked this question. I’m not big on material things and haven’t collected much throughout the years. However, I still have sketchbooks that contain drawings from grade school. It’s pretty awesome to look back and see how passionate I was about art at such a young age. This is something I will treasure for years to come.

Photo credits
Katie Nesbitt Photography (bio photo)
Sarah Park (work photo)

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