Today I’m excited to feature the clever + delightful Inslee Fariss of Inslee By Design. She’s an extraordinarily talented illustrator who owns her own business, works from a killer studio space and designs a line of products that any girl is bound to fall in love with. I met Inslee through my friend Taylor but had long admired her work before I actually met her in New York (and even sent one of her designs as my Christmas cards one year!)
Read on to get to know Inslee, her New York favorites, what’s next for her business and more in today’s Witty Conversation With…
Tell me about yourself in 3 sentences.
How did you start your career in illustration?
What does a typical day look like for you?
Well, Ophelia and I head out to one of our various favorite Nolita haunts for a cappuccino for me and lavish adoration from the barista for Ophelia. We then spend our day in the sunny Spring Street studio I share with Roxy of Society Social. I paint bridal commissions, Roxy helps her customers decide what color velvet to upholster their sofas in and Ophelia and Roxy’s dog, Oscar wrestle one another for a solid nine hours.
You’ve done so many cool collaborations – what’s been a favorite?
I’m especially excited about the new 2016 calendar I’ve designed with Kelly of Winifred Paper. It’s launching this month and I’m so over the moon for everyone to see it!
What are your top 3 favorite places to eat/drink in New York City? Why?
Well, I guess the reason I love New York is that it is so vast and constantly changing that this question is borderline unanswerable. Right now, I’d say…. Patisserie Ceci-Cela for a croissant (but not for their coffee… Consider yourself warned), root & bone for a pink deviled egg, and Tacombi on Elizabeth street for guacamole and a Paloma.