Friday, November 19, 2010

Member Interview

Happy Novem-Beard!!
We continue with...

Hi, I am Brent LaRue, LaRueGraphics, and I live in Ontario. I am originally from a small town called Glencoe, but moved to London for college and university. I have a two year diploma for
Multimedia Design and Production and am now in my forth year at the University of Western Ontario. The shop name is my last name and since everybody usually chooses designs as the ending, I chose graphics just to be that much different. I sell custom graphic design as well as simple etsy banners. A lot of my custom services are down due to a heavy school load.

How did you learn about Etsy Project Embrace?

I was interested in joining a club to increase views of my shop at first. I decided to choose Project Embrace because its a noble cause and cancer has affected my life as my father died of it when I was only four. Than again, I don't know many people that cancer has not had an effect on there lives so I believe Project Embrace is a good cause.

My girlfriend Ashley, (I call her Ashe).

Of all your creations in your shop, what is your favorite? And why?

Choose One Slim 3 Piece Set - Deep Woods - Banner/Avatar Package

I really like the atmosphere that was created on the "Aura Woods" banner. Kinda spooky, but makes you want to step into the banner and take a look around. Also, its nice not making girly stuff all the time :)

What is your favorite possession, and why do you cherish it?

My mom took a picture with myself and my dog the day he was put to asleep. She asked me to smile and I created the fakest smile in existence. It's a bit funny now that I'm over it. But at the time I was pretty hurt. I have the picture which she enlarged and framed. Wow, this is a twisted story now that I think about it. I still enjoy having it for the good memories (just not that day).

Is there something special you collect?

I have a book series I collect that intrigues me. I take really good care of all the books and don't wish to pass them on which is a bit obsessive, but oh well. It comprises of two authors, Steven Erikson and Ian Esslemont.

Where do you hope to be, personally and in your artistic endeavors, in say 10 years time?

Teaching children as I am a applying to Teachers college shortly. Hopefully doing graphic design on the side to add income.

Thank you so much Brent!!


  1. WOW! Brent! Nice to meet you and I am lovin' all your work...
    I am thinking on changing all of mine, and may see you very soon.
    Thanks for sharing you with us...
    Stevie j

  2. Erica, and it looks like you were up real early or stayed up real late to post this. You are just the best, thank you for all you do and, of course another great interview...

  3. Hi Brent! Nice to get to know another teamie!! Great work and I'm off to see your shop! Thanks Erica for all your lovely interviews! xo Cait

  4. Great interview and I love your graphics! Thanks for helping us get to know you better!

  5. Nice to meet you, Brent, and your graphics are WONDERFUL!!
    I love these interviews, Erica!

  6. Fabulous interview! It's nice to meet you Brent and to learn about you and your graphics! Thanks for giving us all a peek into your life!

    Another wonderful interview, Erica!

  7. Wonderful interview, wonderful graphics! Thanks Brent for this look into your life and work. Another fine one, Mazzy!

  8. Wow! Fabulous interview and I LOVE your designs! Thanks for being part of the team :)