Celebrating the Journey of Digital Artist Anna Mollekin
From Graphic Design to Digital Artist, what a thrilling ride it has been!
After completing my Bachelor's degree, I persevered through pregnancy challenges and graduated with flying colours. Joining Tainui Press, I uncovered my passion for the Ben Day Dot and further honed my skills through a PrintNZ Apprenticeship, earning the prestigious Graphic Communication Apprentice of the Year award. With 20 years of experience, including roles at the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, NZPRG, and my own design studio, I now take immense pride in owning doodlewear. Together with fellow artists, we showcase stunning art prints as captivating tops and homeware.
RNZ interview with Ellie Jay
As a digital artist, I had the incredible honour of being interviewed by RadioNZ producer Ellie Jay for "First Up." During our conversation, we delved into the transformative impact of the New Zealand Made Facebook page, now known as 'Chooice,' which opened countless doors for me. Lockdown 2020 served as a turning point, propelling my art from a side gig to a thriving business. This RadioNZ interview represents yet another remarkable opportunity that emerged from my engagement on 'Chooice!'
Artist Collaboration: Anna Mollekin and Ninette Kruger
As a digital artist, I had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Ninette Kruger, a skilled Metal Embossing Artist from Tauranga. Together, we brought my artwork "Homegrown Lace" to life in a stunning hand-embossed, three-dimensional metal artwork. Ninette's incredible talent and the intricacy of her metal art left me in awe. Join us on our YouTube conversation below to witness the beauty of this artwork and discover the inspiration behind it.
Learn more about the project and see its process in Ninette's blog here: Collaboration with Digital Artist, Anna Mollekin
Interview with an Artist - Anna Mollekin, New Zealand Artist
I am very honoured to have been interviewed by Cheyney of Design by Cheyney about being a New Zealand digital artist. Watch this video interview to learn more about my history, influences and advice for emerging artists.
'Bookmark design competition' winner
Te Manawa Library (Auckland) Adult Section 'Comic Book Character bookmark design competition' winner - November 2019. My bookmark was printed and available at the Library.
2019 Textile Design 'People's Choice Award' winner
The Bolt of Cloth (Christchurch) 2019 Textile Design 'People's Choice Award' winner - September 2019. My 'Spring Bliss' cushion collection was one of nine selected from across New Zealand and Australia to be a finalist.
BioCup (Australia) BioCup Art Series Artist
BioCup (Australia) BioCup Art Series Artist- March 2018. My artwork was selected for the BioCup Art Series. Every three months BioCup select artwork from Australian and New Zealand artists for their BioCups #biocupartseries. They then hit restaurants across New Zealand and Australia.
New York Tedde Bear Makeover Challenge winner
Tedde (New York) 'Teddy Bear Makeover Challenge winner' - July 2009. My 'Goldilocks' teddy bear design was one of 17 selected from around the world to be made an manufactured by Tedde, a New York designer plush teddy company.