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I studied multidisciplinary studies at Stony Brook University. I am the graphic designer and creative director of The Creative Glam Project; the first editorial magazine to feature only TWO models! Creative Glam is my speciality. I specialized in creative concepts and designs that are fun and whimsical but luxurious and elegant. My lifestyle brand Official Glam makes showcases this type of lifestyle, and a lot of my creative work can be seen there. I created all of the advertisements associated with the Creative Glam Project. Glam life takes on a new meaning when I'm around! I breathe life into the creative industry. I turn mundane 2D images into 3D fun-luxe.
I am also a curve model!
Our readers would love to get to know you more Bella. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
My style of glam. It is creative, edgy, fun, youthful, and jovial!
Bella, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Creative Director?
My passion in life is to breathe life and animation into the mundane world we live in. Photography is about more than taking pictures of a model. That model should come alive, and everything around her/him should accentuate that life. I started as a creative director on the Creative Glam Project! It was my first step into the industry!
Who is your inspiration in life Bella? How do you keep inspired?
I am inspired by Amra Olvec aka amrezy. I am inspired by Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union. I use life to be inspired, its colours, textures, patterns. I'm very inspired by children. That youthful bliss is all the inspiration I need!
We all make mistakes Bella; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Creative Director; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Once I had a colleague who wanted to go in a different direction than I. Instead of waiting for the finished product I analyze and critiqued her ideas. Later on, when I saw the finished product, I was in love! Made me wish I would have waited to pass judgment.
Bella, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Creative Director, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I set a monthly calendar in advance and schedule and prioritize around that.
Please tell us, Bella, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Creative Director?
When the creative glam project was in the final editing stage, we weren't planning on extending the deadline. We had some technical difficulties in the end, and I had to tell my editor that he had to come over at 6 am and work up until the 9 pm release date!
Bella, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
When setting the stage for the creative glam project the pictures at first were coming out bland and flat. I wanted a more 3D effect so that when edited it would jump off the page. I suggested we use a window gate to simulate bars. At first my model and photographer were apprehensive, but eventually, they saw my vision.
Bella, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Creative Director. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want with share to everyone. What is it and why?
When we partnered with ISSUU to release the Creative Glam Project! Best moment ever!
Bella, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
One example of a time I was able to be creative was when I was helping edit the project. I learned just how fun, creative, creative glam could be. The most exciting part was doing the placement and ordering of the editorial.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Creative Director?*
Always stay true to your vision, even if others doubt you or can't see the end point. You know your talent!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I am looking to partner with upcoming fashion brands and artists, models and looking to model for other brands.