Meet the fabulous Evelyn Haupt, a local fashion illustrator with enough passion for life to fuel a steam engine. Read on below to learn more about this rad Braider!
How would you describe yourself in 10 words or less?
I wear black and I like to dance.
Tell us about the brand that you are hoping to grow.
I am a fashion illustrator. As a freelance artist, my ongoing mission is to build myself and my skills. I love minimal design, simple color palettes, and the use of line. My subject matter ranges from female portraiture, clothing and accessories, and the occasional pattern.
What inspired you to start?
Working in fashion illustration has been something I have wanted to do since grade school. I earned a bachelor’s degree in illustration, and upon graduating I have worked with individuals, photographers, authors, and fashion brands. The world I work in revolves around fashion, beauty, celebrities, and pop culture. I love this glittery material world.
If you have a mission, goal, or vision for your brand, what would it be?
My overarching goal is to show my young daughter (and others) that she can pursue the dreams that most speak to her, no matter what.
Who is your target audience?
I hope that my work catches the eye of beauty brands, design houses, illustration agencies, and consumers who enjoy fashion as much as I do!
What’s the biggest challenge and biggest success that you’ve experienced so far with your brand?
Finding the mental balance between raising my daughter and growing my business has been one of my biggest challenges. I love being a mom and I also love being a fashion illustrator. Balancing these two different parts of myself is something that I work at every day. As far as success, I would say the biggest one is related to my biggest challenge. I feel like I have succeeded in allowing myself to love the things that I love even though it might not "make sense." Letting my passions guide me has led to projects and partnerships that have not only brought my joy, but have also accelerated my business’s growth.
What do you hope to learn and who do you hope to meet at Braid workshops?
Braid Workshop has been so helpful in providing a place for creative and entrepreneurial minds to meet. I hope to continue to learn more about and from other Braiders. Hearing about other people’s dreams and telling them about my dreams really inspires me.