Mondo Illustration Contest Winner–Samantha Mash

self_s.mash_Where do you live and what is your occupation?
I live in Portland, Oregon but I am originally from Palo Alto, California. I work as a freelance Illustrator in my free time, but mostly I am a full time student at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

What was the inspiration behind your design?
I’m really into Art Nouveau, and a lot of my solid line work is based off that style. I just wanted to make something beautiful, clean, and very illustrative.

How does it feel to be a contest winner?
It feels good. I don’t often get a chance to enter many contests because I’m always so busy–so to enter one and win is pretty nice.

Do you have a website or blog we could link to?
My website is located here http://fictionist.webs.com/ and my blog is located here http://flashsmashcarcrash.tumblr.com/