Artist of the Month: Sweyda

Thank you card March 2023 By Sweyda

Meet the Artist

A glimpse into the creative
world of Sweyda.

A StickerApp Interview by Nora 2023-03-01

Meet Sweyda, the stellar free spirited, freehanded artist we collaborated with for this month’s Thank You Card. Sweyda is inspired by anything and everything the world has to offer. He believes inspiration is everywhere if you just look around you. Sweyda has always had a passion for art and tells aspiring artists to set their sights on their passion, their voice, and their goals. With patience, creativity, and originality, anything is possible! Now let's get to know him even more

StickerApp: How did it all start?

Sweyda: No real “starting point” I just always had this feeling I was going to live this life to my fullest and art was playing a role.

StickerApp: What's your favorite technique?

Sweyda: Pencil to paper, scan, mouse and pen tool! I keep it straightforward. 

StickerApp: Who or what's your biggest inspiration?

Sweyda: This is a hard question since I am influenced by everything... literally! Music, movies, conversations, books, other artists and the world around me. If anyone cares to look (and see) there is inspiration everywhere. In regard to my art though I would have to say the following: 

- Herb Lubalin (Design and lettering)
- Michael Manoogian (Design and lettering)
- David Quay (lettering)
- Jordan Jelev (Calligraphy)
- Niels Shoe Meulman (Calligraffiti)
- Daim (Graffiti)
- Bates (Graffiti)
- Buster (Graffiti) 
- House industries (type foundry)
- David A Smith (Sign Maker)
- VCJ (Vernon Courtland Johnson) Illustrator (Powell & Peralta / skate days)
- Joe Madureira (Comic illustrator)
- Aaron Horkey 
- Elvin Yong (Tattoo illustrator)
- Gregory Titus (Illustration)
- MUSIC, tons of music!
- And then another 50 or so!

StickerApp: Tips for those starting out?

Sweyda: Enjoy the process, dive into it DEEP. Be patient, let the skills and ideas mature over time and release yourself from what others are doing and saying, keep your eyes fixed on your passion, your voice, your goals. 

StickerApp: What's your favorite app or program?

Sweyda: Macromedia FREEHAND (ha!)

StickerApp: Why do you use StickerApp?

Stefan: Easy, I’m seriously hard on myself. My process, my creations and products I develop. I’m almost OCD over quality. My first order from Stickerapp was bonkers. Not just the actual stickers but starting at the process. I had a few questions and got back answers immediately (that’s service) Order was easy and then the stickers arrived. Materials used (I got a variety) were bonkers, so good. EVERY order since then has been the same. EVERY TIME!

StickerApp: What's your favorite material?

Sweyda: Not sure of the name right off the top but it’s the suede-feeling matte smooth material... it’s UNREAL. I LOVE IT!

StickerApp: How do you use stickers for your own business/personal brand?

Sweyda: I add them to any order from my shop. I could easily sell them as the quality and demand are there but I love just adding them to products I develop and packing them in. Almost every client who orders emails me back commenting about loving them.