Nisza Zine 07 feat. NXCSS straight from Moscow, Russia. 💕
How did you connect with graphic design and what software are you using?
NXCSS: When I first got onto the internet, my search engine was full of collages using different techniques and graphic elements. All this inspired me to install Photoshop. This was about 8 years ago. At that time there were no lessons as such, so I had to learn everything on my own. After finishing school, I went to university studying graphic design, where I was taught Adobe Illustrator. Thats where I also realized what direction I want to move to.
Where do you look for inspiration? What influences your work?
NX: Ideas for my work appear from what I have seen or read. Associations are being searched in my head, and all this is formed into an approximate image. I try to get as much visual information as possible. I collect references every day. I read artistic and scientific articles to write a concept. Sometimes while reading I also get abstract associations. I draw all the processes and elements that appear for an idea in my sketchbook, then transfer these sketches to a vector and add them, giving them a more digital look.
What music are you listening to while creating your artworks?
NX: I am a music lover, but mostly I listen to something futuristic, sharp and at the same time calm while working.
Is there a specific field of visuals you would like to get more into?
NX: I think I would like to work with magazines.
What are you working on at the moment?
NX: At the moment I work for myself and also participate in collaborations with various artists.
Who are your favorite artists?
Do you have any passions besides graphic design?
NX: With the help of digital tools/programs, you can create something like a mutation image, which can’t be achieved in the material world. I call this mutation process HYBRID LAYERS. In other words, you can create a work from a bunch of layers. All of them are different and have their own characteristics, whether it’s graphics, effects, or images. Each individual layer is a speculative object that should express the idea of the work.