Interview with Rivka Dieho

December 1, 2010 @ 12:15 in Interview by Studio Ludens

For our third interview we have found you an amazingly talented designer from the Netherlands. We love her unique style and are happy she gave us some of her time to talk about her work & interests.

By Rivka Dieho

Hi Rivka! Can you tell a bit about yourself?

I’m a jewellery designer and a graphic designer at a fashion company. There I design hangtags and flyers. It is wonderful to earn money by being creative and having just enough time to work on my own projects.

My interests are: the world… I get my inspiration from a film, an object, trash, a beautiful font, the colors of an animal or even someone’s personality. My favourite inspirations are David Attenborough documentaries and any art blog.

Necklace Tree by Rivka Dieho

How does Repper help you in your creative projects?

Repper is almost meditative, with great ease you can make out of an existing image a fantastic new project and it is lovely to see the patterns evolve. It is simple software with wonderful results: backgrounds for website, designs for clothing it is so easy to make.

For the moment I am using it in my drawings, but in the future I want to make scarves and other products with Repper patterns. And maybe the website Spoonflower will inspire me to make other products.

By Rivka Dieho

Can you tell us a bit about other design tools (online or offline) that you use regularly?

Mostly I use a crochet hook, with which I make jewellery. I also use the butane torch for goldsmithing and for designing/sketches I use my favourite pen. And of course I use software like Photoshop with the bamboo tablet.

By Rivka Dieho

We want to create design tools that can be used by as many people as possible. Do you think everybody has the ability to be a designer?

I think anybody can be a designer if they want to be. It takes a lot of hard work, passion a bit of self confidence and the eagerness to learn and get better. And these days things are made a bit easier for the designer, we have great new products such as 3D printers and a wide range of unique materials. Repper is a great new tool that gives so many creative possibilities for a designer.

Tac Tic Drumsticks by Rivka Dieho

Is there anything else that you would like to share with other Repper users?

I have learned that even the unsuccessful projects will give great inspiration for new ideas.

Where on the web can we find you?

On my website: you can find all my projects.

Portrait by Rivka Dieho

Thank you Rivka for sharing your insights and inspiration with the rest of us! We hope to see more of your beautiful work on repperpatterns!