Each Month We Feature An Artist That Inspires Us
Name: David Sossella
Location: Treviso, Italy
Medium of Choice: Illustrator, Creative Director
Social Media: Instagram: @davidsossella
Facebook: David.Sossella.illustrator Behance: david_sossella/
1. If you could meet any artist (past/present) who would it be? And why?
Wow! This is difficult, there are many artists I would love to talk to Hayao Miyazaki, Akira Toriyama, Moebius, Michelangelo, M.C Escher ... Difficult to choose just one, can we have dinner together?
2. Did your childhood environment have any influence on your creativity?
Yes, sure. Youth is something that shapes us forever and whose memories from the warm nucleus of our being. My father has always helped me to develop my creativity, playing with me, buying comics (even the ones I didn't know but then I would fall in love with). Generally, I had a very supportive environment in my youth.
The things I saw as a child are still the ones that touch me the most and that somehow influence my current job.
3. Do you have any tips or inspiring words for others?Find time to be alone and silent for at least 20 minutes every day.
Regarding art, I would say to young designers not to follow the trends of the moment but to seek their own authentic voice.
4. What does “being creative” mean to you?
A person finds himself in a state of creativity when, while creating, something is fully in contact with the deepest part of himself. Most of the time we are "constructive" and not creative. Being constructive means putting together the things that are known and experienced in an original way. Being creative means finding something completely new. It is a very abused word in today's communication. Creativity is a state of grace that happens every now and then and has no fixed rules. For the rest of the time, we live on the income of these pure moments, being dignified constructive.
5. On a lighter note what Muppet character best fits your personality? And why?
Gonzo the Great
I like that it is the only Muppets whose species is not exactly known; it is impossible to label it!