INTERVIEW: Five questions with graphic designer Nicole Coutinho
Nicole is a graphic designer and artist based in Connecticut. She recently created two glasses designs for Drinking Divas, Rosé All Day and It Takes Balls To Be a Woman. Learn more about her in the short interview we made with her below.
My parents. My dad is an IT analyst and artist and he taught me how to draw and use the computer since I was young. Art and computers became my favorite things since then. I grew up drawing on papers and using Microsoft Paint (who remembers that software?) to create cards and send to my family and friends. My first graphic design work on Photoshop was for my mom that was a business owner and she trusted me to create her brand. My parents have always been supportive of my career and that was enough to make me happy and not give up.
• What is your biggest aspiration in life? (What is the end goal?)
I believe that both biggest aspiration and end goal in my life are the same, which is to be HAPPY. I’ve learnt that you could have everything but at the same time have nothing if you are not happy. I intend to continue working with art/design for a long time and teach that to my children. Live in a place that makes me happy and surrounded by people I love.