Meet The Makers: Alex Spector

Alex Spector of Spectacles is a free spirited gypsy soul with a heart of gold & more than a touch of sass.

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  • What is one thing you would like the public to know about your business?

I’m a self taught illustrator that has just begun and continuing to learn her creative process.

  • Where do you see yourself & your craft 5 years from now?

Creating content for clients and brands.

  • Is your business a hobby, full-time work, or both?

Both.

  • What would your advice be to others looking to start something similar?

Never doubt your innate abilities.

  • What is your favorite part about working in the creative field?

Positive feedback from friends and strangers, feeling proud of pieces I’ve worked hard and long on, finding inspiration in my everyday life.

  • What do you think the most common misconception is about your craft?

It’s nothing new, it’s part of a trend.

  • What inspires your work?

Me! My interests, my style, my body, my loved ones.

  • Why did you choose to participate in The Makers Festival?

It’s my first time selling my art in public and I feel comfortable in a town and community close to home.

  • What motivates you in the face of adversity?

The support of my family, friends and even people I don’t know who have reached out in these baby stages for Spectacles truly motivates me when I start to doubt as to whether I have what it takes to pursue my passion in a creative field.

  • If you could choose any superpower, what would it be and why?

Breath under water because baby we’re going down- Er the waters coming up?

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