We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachel Dinda and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachel, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
As an artist and muralist, the thought process behind starting my own business is to marry my passion to paint with creating a unique experience for my clients. I work closely with my customers to provide a service that identifies their culture, brand, or values and magnifies it through a colorful work of art.
When a business hires me to design a wall, they are promoting value to the arts, small business and beautifying the community.
I offer my service to commercial business, residential, and for projects funded by the city.
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 my lifeline. If I try to suppress it, I cannot. I must be constantly creating-and I feel most happy and rewarded when I do.
That being said, I have recognized my favorite art creation is though the mural process. I love a challenge, and painting a largescale piece gives me that fulfillment.
When I realized I can work with business owners to express their vision through my art, I felt that I found my calling.
I mostly paint with aerosols to create exterior and interior murals. Recently, I am offering an acrylic based non-toxic aerosol paint to provide a healthy alternative for interior murals. I realized this is important to businesses like restaurants, clinics and/or for interior residencial pieces.
I get most excited about my artwork when I design outdoor murals that are visible to the community. My outdoor pieces are not confined to a gallery, as they offer any onlooker of any creed, race or gender an opportunity to feel however they may-inspired, empowered, curious.
Currently, I am working with non-profit organizations that focus to create safe spaces in the community. I feel passionate to use mural designs to dipict initiatives, promote awareness and revitalize communities.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If a friend is visiting, I would try to expose them to some of the art and music around Denver. I love to support small local businesses.
Onefold is one of my favorite coffee shops that also offers some delicious Asian fusion food.
Of course I would expose the friend to Red Rocks Amphitheater, but first I would got to the Rooftop Tavern in Morrison for a drink on the roof.
I would love to share the street art around town-Rino Arts District, a few murals in Boulder by the Streetwise Festival, murals in Westminster by the Babe Walls Festival, and the art district on Santa Fe has plenty of galleries.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate two shout outs to some skilled creatives in the community.
First, Cam Margera,
Visual Author by day – a creator’s creative by trade.
Using videography, photographic stills and a cinematic sense of composition, his aim is to collaborate with the region’s creative directors to tell their stories/highlight their projects from an artistic point of view.
– global fitness brand content creation
– muralists & graffiti artists
– small & large restaurant marketing support
– models/lifestyle & product photography
– coffee shop visual curatorship
– food demo videos & menu design
– podcast & live streaming productions
– family portraits
– professional headshots
– brand awareness clips
– community outreach coverage
– event coverage
On YouTube: Cam Margera
Another creative I’d like to highlight in the Denver area is Diana Aqra. She is a long-time journalist and media producer. While she worked for the Financial Times, she used her media experience to enter the world of video production, television, and social media content production.
Now, she dedicates her work to mission-driven arts and education organizations wishing to spread their message online and in the public.
Facebook- Diana Aqra
On YouTube: Diana Aqra
Youtube: Rachel Dinda
Other: Etsy shop – rdreamscapes
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