Ella Zheng Meisi

Graphic designer / illustrator — Singapore

Name, where are you from?
Ella Zheng Meisi a.k.a ellaisweird or designerinsingapore, Singapore.

What do you do?
I am an experimental graphic designer and illustrator.

Describe your style in three words:
Colourful, Feel-Good, Fun.

When did you first get into the creative field?
I think I have been in the creative field ever since I was a child. I loved art and excelled at it as a child. I am also very lucky to be able to study both Fashion Design and Graphic Design.

What was your inspiration behind your design for the RSD tote bag?
My inspiration behind my design is reminiscent of old Singaporean vinyl record covers juxtaposed against the modern elements of today. It is not only a celebratory piece about the growing number of talented local musicians in our small but interesting country, but also a celebratory piece about women.

What inspires you?
My surroundings, beautiful photos on Pinterest and found objects.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
Watergate - 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Heart Of Asia) Original'.

Which music defines the teenage you?
Emo - Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance.

A song from your favourite album?
'Do You Remember' from 'It All Starts With One' by Ane Brun.

What is the last piece of music you bought?
Nightmare Revisited by Various Artists (CD) I still have a CD player that I use at home.

What has been your all-time favourite gig?
Kimbra at Laneway Festival 2013.

What new music/bands are you listening to?
Ffion and Doja Cat.

The XX - 'I Dare You'
This is my favourite sing-a-long song whenever I watch their wonderful music video.

Lana Del Rey - 'Love' 
Listening to this, makes love feel like a blockbuster movie.

Geowulf - 'Saltwater'
Good Vibes – It heals me when I am down.

Willow Smith - 'Female Energy'
Super good vibes.

Lorde - 'The Love Club'
This song resonates to some part of my life.

BØRNS - '10,000 Emerald Pools'
I love how chill this song is.

Kimbra - 'Good Intent'
I loved the music video, and it just stuck with me.

Willow/SZA - '9'
It reminds me of my first serious relationship that didn't work out.

Miley Cyrus - 'Malibu'
It always reminds me of the time Ryan brought me to the beach to relax when I was in a dark place.

Sneaky Sound System - 'Big'
This song best describes my relationship with my fiancé, Ryan Len.

Name, where are you from?
Ella Zheng Meisi a.k.a ellaisweird or designerinsingapore, Singapore.

What do you do?
I am an experimental graphic designer and illustrator.

Describe your style in three words:
Colourful, Feel-Good, Fun.

When did you first get into the creative field?
I think I have been in the creative field ever since I was a child. I loved art and excelled at it as a child. I am also very lucky to be able to study both Fashion Design and Graphic Design.

What was your inspiration behind your design for the RSD tote bag?
My inspiration behind my design is reminiscent of old Singaporean vinyl record covers juxtaposed against the modern elements of today. It is not only a celebratory piece about the growing number of talented local musicians in our small but interesting country, but also a celebratory piece about women.

What inspires you?
My surroundings, beautiful photos on Pinterest and found objects.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
Watergate - 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Heart Of Asia) Original'.

Which music defines the teenage you?
Emo - Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance.

A song from your favourite album?
'Do You Remember' from 'It All Starts With One' by Ane Brun.

What is the last piece of music you bought?
Nightmare Revisited by Various Artists (CD) I still have a CD player that I use at home.

What has been your all-time favourite gig?
Kimbra at Laneway Festival 2013.

What new music/bands are you listening to?
Ffion and Doja Cat.

The XX - 'I Dare You'
This is my favourite sing-a-long song whenever I watch their wonderful music video.

Lana Del Rey - 'Love' 
Listening to this, makes love feel like a blockbuster movie.

Geowulf - 'Saltwater'
Good Vibes – It heals me when I am down.

Willow Smith - 'Female Energy'
Super good vibes.

Lorde - 'The Love Club'
This song resonates to some part of my life.

BØRNS - '10,000 Emerald Pools'
I love how chill this song is.

Kimbra - 'Good Intent'
I loved the music video, and it just stuck with me.

Willow/SZA - '9'
It reminds me of my first serious relationship that didn't work out.

Miley Cyrus - 'Malibu'
It always reminds me of the time Ryan brought me to the beach to relax when I was in a dark place.

Sneaky Sound System - 'Big'
This song best describes my relationship with my fiancé, Ryan Len.

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