The interview of this month is dedicated to a young designer from a small town near Philadelphia … and her name is Naimah. She is a really funny girl and I hope you will enjoy our talk.
Drastic Plastic: Hello Naimah and welcome to Drastic Plastic. What’s up?
Naimah: Hey Tereza, thanks for having me. I'm working on a few sketches for upcoming designs.
DP: D.Mae, the name of your company, I know where it comes from, but please, can you share it with my readers?
N: I named my company after my biggest cheerleader my MomMom Dora Mae Holmes.
DP: You design tees, what was the first design you ever did? And why tees and not tote bags?
N: The first design was in pencil, a cap-sleeved tee, I drew a collage onto ,and wore to a Dashboard Confessional show. I do actually have a few totes listed in the store now. Tees just seemed at first the easier way to go and gives me a greater space to work with. Although I am loving working in canvas, the texture can be a challenge.
DP: Day jobs, we all have one, unfortunately, what’s yours?
N: I work in medical transportaion during the day, I also write for High Voltage Magazine an online, and sesonal print music magazine that covers live shows, reviews, and concert photography.
DP: Places and people inspired us, tell me about some of yours.
N: The combination of the two is important to me, I get inspired being around my creative friends no matter where we are. They all have there fingers in something creative: art, ceramics, writing, photography, music, we're a lively bunch. They inspire me to keep doing what I love. I really. Adore the work of Alexander McQueen, Christian Siriano, Betsey Johnson, and Marc Jacobs in terms of design.
DP: I know you have some free time, I know you do, what do you do then?
N: There's been alot of time spent listening to various Pandora stations ( Steel Train, William Fitsimmons, Robyn, Glee, Ryan Adams, The Fray, Snow Patrol, and The Script) reading Deepak Chopra, and being with family.
DP: It was so much fun having you here Naimah, thank you so much.