Locally based Brazilian graphic designer Renata Senna had a vision for our chalk wall as soon as we contacted her. Merging feminism with gorgeous illustrations and graphics, Senna envisioned a mighty image of Supergirl combined with a strong statement. Between us gals (And guys. And everyone.), this is one of our favorite Blank Slate pieces. Ever. It’s simple but packs a powerful message: The future is female. 


1. Describe your style as an artist. 
I never saw myself as one. I’ve been discovering about my artistic side for the last couple of years. But I can say that my work is fun and colorful.


2. Can you tell us a little bit about the work you created for The Black Sheep Agency office? Where did you get the idea, and what do you want viewers to learn from it?
When The Black Sheep Agency asked me to create a piece for Blank Slate focusing on a cause I was passionate about, I immediately thought about feminism. This has been my cause for almost 10 years and I wanted to create something colorful and inspired. The Supergirl” illustration is about empowerment and spreading the respect and empathy that feminism can teach us all. 


3. What inspires you?
Music, movies, pop culture and advertising. They’re a huge part of my life since I was a kid.


4. If you could be any artistic tool pencil, crayons, oil pastels, computer, etc. which one would you be?
I’d say matte paper. I always loved the soft touch of it.


5. What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
I love to stare at this wonderful tree that’s in front of my dining room window while having a latte. I love to see the squirrels and the birds running around it while I reconnect to my creative side.


6. What is the first thing you do when you begin a new art project?
I try to get my idea mature enough before even sketch something. I really spend time with the ideas that I have. I love brainstorming.


7. Artists are notoriously weird. Prove it. (Or argue it.)
We’re not weird, we live out of other people’s comfort zones. And, inside our circle, we’re just ordinary folks trying to succeed at something.


8. Has anyone ever said to you, I don’t get it?” If so, how do you respond to that?
If the person is open to discuss more about, I’ll do my very best to explain it better. Otherwise, a nice,”That’s life,” with a smile will do.


9. Fill in the blank. I would die without ________.”  


10. What advice do you have to other creatives?
Practice as much as you can, in your own time. Don’t let anxiety overwhelm you. You’ll get there.


11. Where can people see more of your work?