I'm OH SO excited to introduce to you our wildly talented April Guest Designer: the one and only Kasey Rainbow! Yes, before you ask... Rainbow is her REAL surname. How cool is that! Kasey is a self described "colourful girl with a colourful heart" and this is exactly what you can feel emanating from her stunning digital art and fabric designs.
We've been long time admirers of Kasey's art and have followed her journey from bravely (and boldly) leaving a secure full-time job to pursue her colourful passion, and absolutely rocking it! Kasey is truly inspirational, and well, she might just be our colour-lovin' soul sister.
Together, we've worked to bring you Kasey's STUNNING 'Reef' design on a whole heap of RO goodies. Watch this space to see the magic we've created together just for YOU! So, let's get to know Kasey a little better then, yeah? #celebratingamazingwomen
RO: Tell us a little bit about yourself?
KR: I have always been creative at heart, but reignited my passion for it after the birth of my only daughter. I suffered extreme PND and art was my therapy. Since then, I have continued to grow my self taught skills into digital art and textile design, which is where I have found my true calling. I do a lot of work with small businesses, which I love, but have recently been lucky enough to work with some of the big name brands and wake up every day feeling like the luckiest person in the world, knowing that I get to do what I love for a living.
RO: What (or who) is your biggest inspiration when creating your stunning designs?
KR: My daughter. My goal was always to show her that you could be whatever you wanted when you grew up, and as a child all I ever wanted was to be an artist. I never thought I could do it, but after having her, I became determined to show her that I could. So it is her that inspires me on a daily basis to keep going and to keep growing.
RO: Why do you think your Reef design and Ruby Olive work well together?
KR: Well, we both love colour! So I think it is safe to say that we were always going to work well together. I think my Reef design encompasses one of the most beautiful parts of QLD, and both being Brisbane based businesses, I think it makes it that little bit extra special to us both.
RO: What was your biggest motivator to pursue your creative passion and focus on your own business full time?
KR: My goal was always to be self employed by the time my daughter started school, as I wanted to be able to walk her to and from school everyday and have that extra bit of quality time with her.
Pssst... here's a sneak peek of goodies to come!
RO: What are the top three things, or 'rules' you choose to live by?
KR: My top three rules in life are simple - be kind, love hard and live bright!
What beautiful rules to live by! Thanks so much for chatting with us Kasey, it has been an absolute pleasure collaborating and I have truly enjoyed getting to know you better. If you want to see more and shop the RO x Kasey Rainbow collection, click HERE.
CONNECT WITH KASEY:
Instagram - @kasey.rainbow
Facebook - @i.am.kasey.rainbow
Website - kaseyrainbow.com