We asked Rita to share a few thoughts about her time on our Design Team! "Five years with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft" by Rita Barakat
Hey there creatives, Rita Barakat reflecting on the past five years I have spent here at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. Being one of the originals - or OGG, Original Gelatos Girls I remember getting that first email before anyone knew what Gelatos were! I almost threw it out because I did not know the sender; but after a little time spent on Google I decided it was LEGIT! (LOL) And it's a good thing I did because there was a whirlwind of activity to follow!
Here are a couple of my first projects I did on the team. Even then I loved color, so I knew it would be a perfect fit!
As the core design team we had to wear aprons for CHA and I just couldn't leave mine blank! I ended up falling in love with decorating aprons! (This was one of many over the years! PITT Artist pens work great on fabric!)
I've had a lot of fun on this team, I loved traveling, doing demos and meeting other creatives in person!
I loved teaching at CHA and other venues...
I've loved the friends I made along the way. I learned a lot about the creative business, the art itself and I feel like I blossomed into who I am today creatively...
As fun as it's been, when given the opportunity, I chose instead to start a new venture. This is my last post as an official design team member OGG for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. As a Mixed Media Artist I know I won't be giving up my Gelatos and PITT Artist pens anytime soon, but I am excited about what the future holds for me creative wise! I am thankful I was able to work with some amazing people and products; to have met so many beautiful people in person and of course for the sweet blog readers.
It's a new season.
Good luck to the new team and make sure you check in with me at RitaBarakat.com.
Rita Barakat is a Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacturer websites and magazines. She designs and teaches workshops for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. Not anywhere near a local event? Sign up for her newsletter and receive a Top Secret Mixed Media Class each month! http://ritabarakat.com/classes/ Written by Rita Barakat - Visit Website