Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews. Five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Many thanks to Diane for being today’s interviewee.
Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.
My name is Diane Faye Zerr, of Faye & Co from Reading, Pennsylvania. I’m a graphic designer and illustrator, most known for my tattoo-style stationery and lettering. I work from my home studio in and live with my husband, Dustin and our son, Cody. I also have a cat who sleeps entirely too much, and a very squawky but small-sized parrot.
What are you working on?
I literally just finished up a rush order for nautical-style wedding invitations this morning. I’m also working on a local florist’s promotional materials, websites, and a ton of other projects!
Choose a favorite shot of yours. Tell us why it’s a favorite.
My favorite shot out of my profile would have to be the hand-lettered tags shot that I did over the holidays. They were fun and I loved the reaction from the recipients.
Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot(s)? (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch, etc.)
For my favorite shot, I used black card stock, black grommets, and black & white twine. For the lettering, I used my favorite white gel pen, a uni-ball Signo broad. It’s the best white pen out there!
Every day I use a sketchbook, Canson Marker Layout tablets (they are the best!), pencils, Faber-Castell artist pens, and a variety of pens and markers of all sorts. I also couldn’t work without a metal ruler, protractor, my circle template, and other handy-dandy tools. I depend on my Epson scanner, iMac, and Adobe software once it’s time to go digital, and an Epson Stylus Photo 1400 printer for production.
Choose a favorite shot from another player. Tell us why you dig it.
As for my favorite shot, it has to be the Dr. Jones logo icon by Tymn Armstrong. Braces are kind of a scary thing and this just makes it look so dang friendly! I mean look at that little brace hugging that big ol’ tooth. It’s adorable!