© Danielle Roche 2009 - 2013
I'm an overachiever with a lust for life and cheesy romantic comedies. However, I'm 98.9999% sure I'm going to end up living my unsuccessful life alone in a basement inhibited by various cats...which doesn't really make sense because it's a totally contradiction to the entire overachiever/lust for life/chick flick thing. Also, I am allergic to cats.
I know all the words to every Demi Lovato song and I watch family channel in copious doses; mainly because Wizards of Waverly Place is on a lot and David Henrie is attractive. Also, the other day a man called me the Asian version of Taylor Swift but I found myself really insulted because I knew he was lying. After all, I clearly don't have the voice of a choir of angels. Looks are another story though, because in that sense we are pretty much identical. Therefore, I suppose I'll forgive human kind for sending such ignorant people out into the world.
And I know all this information does not seem like it's doing any more than scratching the surface of such a complex being such as myself, but I am doing my best to be as genuine as I possibly can in as few words as possible. After all, the Taylor Swift comparison just says it all. I don't even know why I'm still writing to be perfectly honest with you.
Anyway, so besides being generally awkward and too sarcastic for my own good, I live to create things. Though my foundation is predominantly digital, I consider myself to be a very versitile artist who is very detail-oriented. As well as a little bit insane. But I'm sure that's pretty evident already. Anyway, I read an article with MK Olsen in Nylon Magazine back in 2007 where she is quoted to have said "Everything I do has to be visually appealing to me..." and I was just kinda like "Wow Mary-Kate, you are so profound!" because I am totally like that.
P.S. I was totally joking about the Taylor Swift thing...just so you know.
It's been a constant work-in-progress, but my work now combines the intimate details of traditional theories through a digital medium, celebrating mixed-media concepts and illustration as a predominant foundation for everything that I do. With a high focus on hand-typography and colour palattes inspired by clothing that I have in my own closet, I've convinced myself that the way in which I design is much the same in the way in which I dress; very methodological, often unconventional, and necessarily complicated.
My influence from clothes in my own closet is mainly caused by an overarching idea that I regret not going to school for fashion. My inherent love for style, textitles, patterns and colour is overwhelming at times...but then I remember that the principles of design are much the same as the qualities that make up a really good outfit. The overlap between these two fields drives the concepts behind much of my work, and although I'm not sure which field I'm going to persue after I graduate from school, I'm content with keeping the lines blurry and drawing the content for my design work from fashion.