June 16, 2021

Pipsticks + Sareka Unique Collab

This month’s collab is our 2nd collab with Sareka Unique! You all LOVED her first round of designs, so we brought her back for another round! This months design is fun, bright, and full of gold SHINE!

Sareka Unique Art & Design

Sareka’s designs are the kind of abstract paintings that your artsy friend has in their living room: perfectly balanced and full of color and character.  Her cool prints are so eye-catchy we HAD to get her good vibes feel in sticker form!

Sareka is an illustrator, designer and the founder of blackgirlsillustrate.com, a community celebrating black female artists with a DREAMY Instagram feed. Read on to learn more about her and her art.

She studied Visual Communication Technology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and today she uses her skills to create fun and vibrant art prints, stationery, apparel and more.

Pipsticks + Sareka Unique Collab

We wanted to create a color packed sticker sheet that would go perfectly in your summer planner spread for this July Pro Pack! Sareka totally brought the vision to life with these gorgeous illustrations of her original paintings! We are loving the vibrancy and that shiny gold foil! Add them to your pen pal letters, planner spreads, and everything in between to add some extra SHINE to your life!

Let’s chat with Sareka Unique

Where are you from?
Detroit, MI

Where do you live now?
Ypsilanti, Mi

Things I Love
Tacos, color, shoes, manicures & pedicures, throw pillows, plants, art

Things I hate
Beets, long cold winters

I’m Secretly Good At
Picking things up with my toes

Do you have siblings? How Many?
Yes I have 1 older brother

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An Entrepreneur

What do you do for work?
I work fulltime as a designer for a Home Decor Manufacturer and I run Sareka Unique Designs and I am the founder of Black Girls Illustrate.

How long have you been in the creative industry?
About 14 years

One Thing I’m Proud Of
Last year I did a collaboration with YouTube where I designed a sweat suit for their top creators. It was such a great experience and the sweat suit is my new favorite thing to wear.

My Exciting Idea
I have about 3-4 business ideas a day!

My Fave Color Combo
Pink, teal, and yellow

Fave Pen
In the past I really loved sharpie pens.

How many hours a day do you spend on creativity?
Between 8-12 most days, some days I’m not creative at all

When did you fall in love with stickers?
I would probably say when I was 5 or 6 I discovered how such a tiny thing could be so amazing!

What’s your favorite Karaoke song?
TLC “No Scrubs”

What’s in your perfect trail mix?
Peanut Butter M&M, Macadamia nuts is all I need

Coffee or tea?
Coffee

What food could you eat all day every day?
Tacos or pizza

What’s your favorite movie?
I love Romantic Comedies currently I’m loving the “To All the Boys” movie series on Netflix

What are you currently reading?
Happy Pocket Full of Money for the 3rd time

What’s the best gift you’ve received?
I have received a lot of gift in my lifetime and I am grateful for them all. If I had to choose a best gift I guess it would be the creativity I have been blessed with.

Share some words of wisdom (in 10 words-ish or less)
Trust the journey.

What are three Instagram accounts that inspire you?
https://www.instagram.com/blackgirlsillustrate/
https://www.instagram.com/iridescentphotography.htx/
https://www.instagram.com/blkandhome/ 

We are so glad to be able to collab with Sareka once again and we hope you LOVE her designs as much as we do!

Check out her Instagram page for more of her fabulous abstract artwork @sarekaunique and her website here to shop all her dreamy designs!

And be sure to join the Pipsticks Pro Club by June 30th to get Sareka’s amazing designs!

 

xo Mo


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