“Seeing my paintings hung on the wall, printed into notebooks, bankcards etc…I felt appreciated and proud and I don’t want to stop creating.”

Jaimee Maulana isn’t your typical 11-year-old artist. She’s also an illustrator from Jakarta, Indonesia as well as a stop-motion animator and fashion designer. That’s right, the simple doodles she started making in her notebooks have since been turned into short animations that have been seen by hundreds of people on her Instagram page, and even more impressive – they’ve even been turned into clothing patterns.

 We got to chat with Jaimee about how she took the drawings in her notebook and turned them into her own line of clothing and short videos. Check it out below!

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1. What’s your favorite movie genre and why?

Musical movies. I like it because there are dancing and singing.. and they’re never boring!

2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

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London.

3. In one sentence how would you sum up yourself?

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I am creative, bubbly, and sometimes very moody.

4. How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?

A terrible combination.

5. What do you consider the closest thing to real magic?

Technology. 

6. Take us through the moment when you first fell in love with art?

I started painting when I was 2-years-old, my mom said I preferred canvas, acrylics and paint brushes instead of toys. Seeing my paintings hung on the wall, printed into notebooks, bankcards etc…I felt appreciated and proud and I don’t want to stop creating.

7. Where do you get inspiration?

 
Everywhere.

8. Who is your favorite artist and why?

Helen Dardik, I love her color palette. I love her artworks and she puts all her heart into it.

9. What is the best and worst part about making a stop motion video?

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The best part is seeing the animation result, and the worst part is cleaning up.

10. We heard that you’re also involved in the fashion world! What’s it like seeing your designs brought to live on clothes?

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It feels so overwhelming seeing my Illustrated scarves turned into clothing line and worn by models on the catwalk.

11. What do you do when you’re experience creative blocks?

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I just draw random shapes, usually it turns out nicely. 😆

12. What are your goals or upcoming projects as an artist for 2019?

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My goals this year as young artist….to have my own store, sell more scarves and artworks.

13. Where can we follow you?

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Instagram @jaimee.maulana