Hooray! The first interview for PaintorThread is now complete. Honestly we are just so greatful someone that has had so much success customizing has given her time to answer our questions. Let me type no more: Here is our questions and answers with customizer Shauna from her brand Slip-Offs:
State your name, age, where you are from and or grew up?
My name is Shauna Mae Luedtke, I am 24 years old and was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
What if any art based education have you had?
I went through the visual communications program at the Alberta College of Art & Design and graduated with my bachelor of design.
When did you start and what got you into customizing?
It was originally my boyfriend’s idea. He asked me to paint something on his plain vans, and from there people just saw his and wanted their own. Eventually I had a large enough portfolio of shoes to make my own website.
Is customizing a full time gig? If not what pays the bills?
Nope, I work full time as a Graphic Designer at a rad advertising & design firm “Trigger”.