We had the good fortune of connecting with Alysa Adkins and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alysa, what do you attribute your success to?
I think the most important factor behind my success is persistence, support, and believing it’ll happen.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is minimal in nature with an mystical feel using a mostly monochromatic color palette. I think what sets my art apart from others is the inherent simplicity of my pieces. When someone views my art, I want them to feel a connection in some way; seeing themselves in the art, or feeling the ease and curiosity of a piece, or even realizing that what they’re seeing is something they want tattooed on their body. I started this company about 10 years ago and much of my professional work is branding for other women who also own their own company. I think perhaps what I’m most proud of is that I have this opportunity to work so closely with other women, helping them bring to life a dream. It’s really rewarding to experience the process with them from beginning to end.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take a friend to RiNo and the Milk Market and then end the night on Broadway. The rest of the trip would probably consist of staying up in the mountains in a cabin by a lake with access to many outdoor activities.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate this to one of my first graphic design professors, John Kjos.

Website: ardesignshop.com
Instagram: ar.design.shop
Facebook: ArDesignShop
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