Artist Interview: Savannah Wisham

Savannah Wisham is one of our newest staff members at One Strange Bird. Savannah is a student at Columbia College Chicago and moved to the city from the great state of Tennessee. She is our design guru and has created wonderful posters and other printables. Savannah's positive attitude and eye for great design has made us absolutely obsessed with her!


What is your name?

Savannah Wisham

What’s your favorite color?

The color of the cerulean blue crayon is my favorite.

What’s your current studio jam?

Any one of Pharell’s new jams.

Who’s art are you digging lately?

Dabs and Myla, Anthony Lister, and Hems Workshop

What’s on your summer reading list?

On the Road, The Sweet Potato Queens Book of Love, and The Language of Flowers

What’s your favorite place in Chicago?

I love to see the new additions to “The Art in Public Places” project in Pilsen.

What’s your hidden talent?

I was once the number one target shooter in the air rifle division in the state of Tennessee.

What’s your favorite YouTube video?

“Dougie Gone Wrong”

What is your favorite class to teach and/or what class would you like to take?

I would love to take the mixed media jewelry class!


Okay, let’s get serious…

 What’s your role at One Strange Bird?

My role at OSB is as the design/summer camp intern, I help make signage for the store and also assist with summer camp.

How would you describe your artwork?

My artwork is derived from different trades of the past that I would like to keep alive and is inspired by my Southern heritage.


How does your art relate to your work at One Strange Bird and vice versa?

At OSB I learn many new techniques to help further my abilities and discover new types of media I am able to portray my ideas through while helping to create the visual branding of OSB.

What kind of art do you want to try?

I want to learn more about metal stamping, pyrography (wood burning), and flower drying.

What publication do you see yourself in a few years from now?

I would love to see myself featured in Juxtapoz or Print magazine.


Check out Savannah's wonderful embroidered art at the "We're All In This Together," opening reception, Saturday, August 3rd, from 6:00-9:00pm. Also check back on our blog this week to read the rest of our staff/artist interviews.

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