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. Early in 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, well-intentioned, and most importantly, taking clients' needs to heart. My mom was born and raised in the Philippines, and the Filipino culture that I was lucky enough to be raised in 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.
I split 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, and most recently, designing custom-written tattoos for amazing clients.
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'm so grateful to God for the experiences He has exposed me to, guiding me to learn and grow professionally and personally. It's my hope to share the joy that this world has to offer.
+ 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.