TESS COSTIL

HOW OLD ARE YOU? 18 

WHAT DO YOU DO? I use multimedia collage to bridge the gap between the pretty and the powerful. Melding fashion, illustration and photography in an effort to connect with my audience on more than an aesthetic level


WHAT'S THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

I recently re-read 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho. It’s a book I deem my favourite of all time. The travels of the young protagonist, shed light on the power and importance of following your dreams. An incredible read!

WHEN YOU WERE UPSET AS A TEENAGER, WHAT CREATIVE OUTLET SOOTHED YOU? Since I was young, my happiness has evolved around art, design and creativity. Through the years, this devotion to aesthetics and the finer details has flourished into a desire to express myself visually. Whatever the issue, I find pouring my feelings, beliefs and experiences into my work always soothes me

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE INSPIRATIONAL SAYING? I’m absolutely obsessed with quotes, with a collection taking up far too much space on my phone. However, the two sayings I live by are in fact my own;

“Aspire to be someone not to live by the rules of somebody.”

“Dance on the earth, leave no leaf unturned and make friends with souls who share the same frequency as you.”


WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO MOOD-BOOSTER SONG? 'Riders On The Storm' – The Doors, which reminds we’re only a small part of a largely chaotic universe.

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN (AND BY WHOM)? ‘Pain x resentment = suffering’

I was taught this equation in a mindfulness class and have since adapted it to my life in every direction. However much you resent pain determines your suffering. If you understand and accept your pain/ negative situation you will suffer less than if you resent it!

WANT TESS TO DESIGN A UNIQUE AND TAILORED PIECE OF ART OF YOU, YOUR FAMILY, A SCENE OR YOUR FAVOURITE PET? CHECK OUT HOW HERE.