Nicole Ginelli - Artist Interview Series - Electric Objects

Nicole Ginelli

Chicago, IL
Uriel from Nicole Ginelli's new Art Club collection, Alcubierre Drive

“Inspired by the visual legacy of Unarius, a cult that professed a new ’interdimensional science of life’ via psychedelic videos on public access television in the late 70’s, Nicole experiments with her own cultish aesthetics for her Art Club collection, Alcubierre Drive.”

— Alex, Electric Objects
Can we see a picture of your workspace and/or desktop?
Where are you typing this from?
What do you watch/listen to while working?

Rupaul’s podcast, Beats In Space, I love a good, juicy interview, Charlie Rose, Amber Rose, Any tv shows about computers

What have you been working on lately?
What work of yours are you most proud of?
What tools do you use in your work?
Can you tell us about your process?

Looking through inspo images in my various stashes, soaking in multiple vibes. I usually start with the pen tool in Illustrator drawing basic forms dot by dot. Later I’ll incorporate gradients or decide to keep it flat. Then I send those vectors into After Effects for animation, editing, and/or filter experiments. Projects usually conclude in Photoshop for final color & texture. I’ll bring Blender or Cinema 4D objects into that mix for 3D work.

Any last advice for the folks just starting out?

Don’t worry about the ‘correct way’ to produce what you have in your head, embrace the process you naturally gravitate towards. Know when to make life easier on yourself and when to adopt new software/ tech. Make yourself laugh ;-p

Top Five Most Influential Visuals
What are the best places to see your work?
Favorite file formats?

PNG ❤, GIF a close second

Fav New Age commercials??
Whose work do you follow?
What are your favorite galleries, museums, exhibits, etc.?

Thanks for the interview,