What a creative feminist (@nessbassgraphics on Instagram) we have today… not only is Ness an incredibly special friend to me, but she is also a continuous creative inspiration, an unwavering support and one of the best minds to bounce ideas of off; so I’m delighted to share and celebrate her impactful work with you all.
Please may you introduce yourself and your practice.
Hello, nice to meet you, I’m Ness Bass (@nessbassgraphics) and I am currently working as a junior designer in Edinburgh after completing 4 years of ‘creative’ studying (technical term). This included an art foundation in Brighton and a degree in Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent, which I graduated from last year.
How did you develop your practice?
As much as I hate to say it, due to the constraints the education system can sometimes have on creativity, I was extremely lucky with where I studied. They were environments that not only supported me but allowed me to discover what excited me and sometimes more importantly what didn’t, and help me work out what kind of thing I wanted to be a part of. I hope to maybe get back into one of those environments one day but this time I’ll hopefully be the one to provide the support. I was obviously also just in it for the amazing creatives I met along the way who I am still continuously inspired by… sorry leading on to the next question!
What inspires you and why do you love your practice?
People inspire me, my friends, my family, that random person you see on the bus everyday on your commute. I think that may be the only reason I got into this mess? Does that mean I can blame everyone if it goes tits up? To be honest, it all just comes down to the fact design has purpose, however big or small, whether that’s to educate people on the menopause or simply cheer someone up whose going through a break-up. So the one thing I do know, that ensures me I’m at least sniffing around the right area, is the fact I want to be a part of it and I’ll just discover the rest out as I go along, that’s a good enough foundation for me.
What does it mean to you to be a creative feminist?
To me, its choice, where I choose to put my metaphorical pen (I canny draw guys – I’m a type gal) whether that was the projects I chose to explore at University or what I get involved in outside of work when really I just want to sit around and eat pizza. I hope the choices I make are for the better, and I hope I can have a life filled with more things like this, I love the creative brain and what it can do, I’m so excited for us all to change the world.
It gives me so much joy to welcome Ness to the fem fam because this woman really is a special role model to me; she is such a support and an amazing friend to all those who surround her and her creativity spills out and grows roots within these beautiful friendships. One example of this is that I have Ness to thank for our beautiful and much improved website! Please show Ness the warm hug and welcome she deserves by following her page on Instagram – @nessbassgraphics and by commenting your thoughts below! Welcome aboard the fem fam dearest Ness!
If you would like to work with Ness on a project or commission her work please direct message via Instagram.