I'm Danielle Selby (informally referred to as "Danie" most of the time), and I'm the artist + designer behind this blog.
I began drawing as soon as I could somewhat steadily maneuver a pencil, and I became resoundingly proud of my creations as a four-year-old. Not wanting to become "that starving artist," I attended college in the truly Texan town of Lubbock at Texas Tech University, where I earned degrees in interior design.
Art began tugging on my sleeves not too long after graduating, so in early 2012, I launched my own business, lovingly named Pasadya. The word pasadya derives from the Philippines, translating in English to "custom."
Why custom, you ask? And why the Philippines?
It has always been my intention for the products and services of Pasadya to be custom for clients--I strongly believe that art and design should be well-made and unique, all the while taking clients' needs to heart. My mom was born and raised in the Philippines, and the Filipino culture that I have come to know is comprised of a genuine and extremely giving nature. My aim is to give clients, readers, and viewers just that--genuine work with a foundation of generosity.
These days I spend most of my time designing logos, making artwork with different media (my favorites are acrylic, watercolor, graphite, pen, and Photoshop), and taking non-stuffy, simplistic photos of people, nature, and objects.
When I'm not working, I'm usually exploring Austin, Texas and all of its offerings with my husband Clay and our emotionally-awkward Boston Terrier, Xena.
I know I'm extremely blessed to be able to create, and it's my hope to share the joy that this world has to offer.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
+ You can also view a portion of my portfolio and shop for artwork at the following places:
Portfolio | society6 | Etsy
+ Want to see even more? You can browse here and here.