As a creative working a full-time job, then cramming a host of exciting freelance work into my ‘down-time’, I’m constantly drawn to and inspired by other creatives jumping on the same exhilarating joyride. Alyssa Nassner is a perfect case in point. Surface designer for the design packaging outfit, Paper Bicycle, by day, Alyssa flexes her illustrative muscles by night working for a host of clients including Chronicle Books, Dwell Studio, Uppercase magazine, and many more. Before landing the position at Paper Bicycle, Alyssa and her friend and fellow artist Rachel Dougherty founded Ten Paces and Draw. To fill a lull while finding work after first arriving in Philadelphia in 2011, the pair began the on-line community collaborative project made up of illustrators and designers. Setting new and creative projects on a weekly basis, what first began with only a fistful of artists, has now mind-blowingly grown beyond all expectations to 120 in the last year. Alyssa says they’re “excited to share (their) project with like minded artists, and (they’re) constantly experimenting, growing, and scheming how to take over the art world.” Love it! What enthusiasm, passion, and zest they have for the amazing work they create and share with the rest of the creative community. As if all that isn’t enough to satiate her artistic appetite, Alyssa also runs a personal side project Once Daily, her blog inspired by fashion bloggers which acts as “visual journalism” devoted to drawing daily self-portraits in different apparel (see below).
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