A quick word with ... designer Jane Russo

Jane Russo, aka Designjane, harbours secret fantasies about breeding unicorns and secret agenthood.

a quick word with jane russo designjane idealogMy first job was... Delivering a local Te Aroha newspaper on my wee bike at age 11.

And now the title on my business card is... Designer/Illustrator

Which really means... Creative multitasker and rider of unicycle down the line between brilliance and bonkers

My day starts with... World news. Brekkie (healthy and gluten free). Coffee (black and strong).

And ends with... It's multifarious: drawing, music, reading, Skypeing, tweeting, a wee dram, herb tea, zzzzzz

And in between, I ... Perform a juggling act. Observe. Listen. Create relevant design/artwork. Participant in malarkey. Laugh. Explore

My first artistic memory is... Drawing and creating my own birthday card at age four

If I wasn't doing this, I'd be..
. a secret agent. Vespa evangelist. Unicorn breeder. Travel journalist. Charity advocate.

I'm inspired by... Bravery, non-conformity, frank originality, religions, nature

I can't live without... Laughter, love, family, friends, sketchbook, iPhone, MacBookPro, coffee, running, curiosity

True 'style' is... A charismatic truthful conversation with simplicity. Purposeful, subtle

My work in three words is... Relevant, uncomplicated, sincere

Jane Russo is a Kiwi designer and graphic illustrator. See more at

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