Joy Deangdeelert Cho, who also goes by “Oh Joy!” in the art world, is one of several global contributors to our new Limited Edition Artist Series mouse collection. Joy is a graphic designer and author who creates everything from textiles and stationary to wallpaper and books about running creative-based businesses. We recently caught up with her to ask about her unique mouse design and what inspires her as an artist.
What city do you currently live in?
What about this city makes you feel most creative?
I love the mix of environments and scenery here. You can go from the beach to the mountains to the hills to a super busy city street all within one place. It never gets boring!
How long have you been a designer/ making art?
How would you describe your style?
Feminine and whimsical. I love to mix patterns, color, and texture in all the work I do and the pieces I design.
What is your favorite tool or medium?
My computer is like my right hand! So much happens virtually these days that I couldn’t imagine my day-to-day life without it.
What or who is the biggest inspiration for your work?
The mix of color, patterns and texture found in nature, on buildings, in fabric, on anything…really inspires what I do.
Who is your favorite artist or art movement/era and why?
I love the mid-century modern era for interiors, and the abstract/Picasso era for art.
What was your inspiration for this work?
I love florals and nature, so I’m always inspired by them. This pattern mixes playful florals with rich metallics for a mix of sophisticated whimsy that I always try and bring into my work.
What three words best describe your design?
Spring-like and sunny—as if you’re working in a field of flowers.
How do you want people to feel when using the mouse with your design?
Happy. If I can make someone’s work day just a little bit better by using my mouse, then I’m content!
What advice would you give to young designers?
Work hard, practice your craft and trust your instincts.
- Hardware Team