Alex Gold has been a Denik artist for a while now, but when she asked if she could refresh her collection and showcase an updated version of her style, we were so down. She has a great handle on successful digital design and what it takes to make a collection come to life.
Enjoy the Denik x Alex Gold Collection and read more about Alex Gold below!
1. What has driven you to be an artist?
I’ve always been extremely introverted, and as a child I noticed that when I had a coloring book or a page
to doodle on, people left me alone and I could draw peacefully in my own little world. A hobby eventually
turned into a career, but I still enjoy the meditative aspect of spending time on my own and creating art,
and it’s always been a great way to slow down and recenter myself.
2. What is your favorite medium to work with?
I almost always work digitally. It requires zero prep which allows me to be a little more spontaneous with
what I create. An extra bene t of digital art is being able to do it anywhere - I love getting up early, tossing
my iPad in my bag, and heading to a sleepy cafe to draw for a couple hours. That being said, I absolutely
love printmaking, and it’s such a treat when I nd time to carve a block and create some prints. The
imperfections and gritty textures that come from printing by hand are so beautiful, and I try to translate
that tactile feel into my digital art as well.
The Land Collection
The Cortado Collection
3. Do you have a favorite piece?
My block print from a few years ago, ‘Eliza’, holds a special place in my heart! She’s a two-color print on
gorgeous ber- lled Unryu paper, and when you hold her up to the light you can see all the textures from
the ink and the paper shining through.
4. What is your biggest dream/goal as an artist?
My main goal is pretty simple - create things and be happy. And at the moment, I’m living the dream. I’ve
spent many years developing my illustration skills, and I’m proud to be able to use those skills in my full
time job and support myself through art and design.
5. Is there any particular advice that has fueled your creative journey?
Interesting things are born from spontaneity and imperfection.
6. How do you get through a creative block?
If I have a deadline and I need to jump start my creative brain, I’ll hop on Instagram and start scrolling.
Seeing work from all the amazing artists that I follow always inspires me to create. If the block arrives at a
time without deadlines, I simply take a break (sometimes a day, sometimes a month) and I trust that the
itch to make art will always return.
7. Anything else you want us to know?
Squirrels are the cause of most power outages in the US.