Bonjour mes amis!
I’m super stoked to share with you all an interview with the amazing designer, illustrator, and fellow geek Risa Rodil. She and I are definitely kindred spirits.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
Hi! I’m Risa Rodil, a 20 year old designer/illustrator/letterer from Manila. I graduated from De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde with a Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Arts. I am a pop culture junkie, a bookworm, and a nerdfighter at heart.
What were your interests as a kid?
I loved the Powerpuff Girls, ballet, and figure skating. My childhood dream was to be a dentist (as surprising as that may sound).
What things do you currently geek out over?
TONS! I geek out over TV shows, movies, books, and fictional characters. Superwholock, Hannibal, Orphan Black, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, John Green’s books, Divergent, Avengers, and Frozen are currently on the top of my head.
What do you like most about those things?
It’s nice to take a break from reality once in a while. I love stories that make me think and stories that transport me into a different world. These stories usually help me get my creative juices flowing.
If you could meet anyone, real or fictional, who would it be?
I can’t decide on a single one so let me share with you my complete list:
Fictional: Severus Snape, Loki, Dean and Cas, Katniss Everdeen, and Sherlock.
Real: Tom Hiddleston, Misha Collins, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Zach Levi. ♥
It’s ‘Cheat on Your Diet’ Day. What are you eating?
Reese’s chocolate, yum!
Who are some people you look up to or admire?
Aside from the 4 lovely gents I mentioned above, I am a huge fan of J.K. Rowling, John Green, Suzanne Collins, and Veronica Roth. In the design world, I love the work of Olly Moss, Saul Bass, Ty Mattson, Jessica Hische, Chris Piascik, and Mary Kate McDevitt.
If you could live in any movie or television show, what would it be?
I’m torn between Harry Potter and Doctor Who. Either one would be EXTREMELY fun.
What’s your personal motto or mantra?
“Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden
Have anything to promote or are currently working on?
Just my shops maybe. My designs are currently available on society6 and Redbubble.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to the Type Kita exhibit happening on March 15-16 at 10A Alabama in Quezon City. I will be one of the exhibitors along with other talented artists, calligraphers, and letterers in the country. I hope to see you there!
A bajillion thanks to Risa Rodil for graciously granting me this interview!
All images courtesy of Risa Rodil