Hi! My name is Rebecca and I am a graphic designer behind RebeccaLeighDesigns! I am a determined and creative individual who loves color, pattern, logic, animals, and so much more!
While the things I create should be beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, they must serve a purpose. The end product needs to be on trend, speak to the intended market, excite a bride, or impress a business owner. I must find a way to marry beauty and purpose for my designs.
My inspiration comes from everything, literally. My brain never shuts off. I have ideas come to me in my dreams at night and during my daydreams. I find a lot of inspiration through nature. I find inspiration (and motivation) from online, through my amazing community of artists and friends. I find inspiration from just relaxing at home with my husband and two crazy dogs. Inspiration is everywhere, you just have to be willing to take it in and use it.
When it comes time to start creating, I tend to take a lot of photos. Then head towards my sketchbook. If I’m feeling overwhelmed, I might skip my sketchbook and grab one piece of computer paper to start doodling. With my pencil in hand, I begin to draw whatever has me inspired. Once I’m done I’ll move on to pen or the computer. From there I have various ways of tracing – literally tracing with pen, tracing an image of drawing with my tablet, using Adobe Capture, etc. Once I get the image on the computer I mainly work in Adobe Illustrator to finalize my work, which can take hours – or days!
There are other variations of my process – instead of pencil, sometimes I use paint and a scanner. It just depends on my mood and how messy I want to get. Usually I like to warm up with pencil and paper though.