Tell me about yourself.
SC: My name is Shaina Chin. I am a 25 years young fine artist and graphic artist born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn (with all the other Jamaicans lol). I have been living in Bedstuy for about 5 years now and I love it. It's chill. I work off Wall Street creating Deal Toys by day and painting, creating and collaborating with another creative all hours around that. I believe art is a way of life - a lifestyle.
How long have you been an artist?
SC: I have been an artist my whole freakin' life! lol It just was I guess. My mom still has my first "masterpiece". I was 3 years old, I drew a bunch of random shapes and the McDonald Golden Arches! Lol I just remember drawing on everything, and I mean everything. It was probably the only thing I really got in trouble for as a child.
Do you like working as an artist in the corporate world or do you see yourself going back to freelancing?
SC: Corporate work is steady. I'm grateful to work in a chill office so I see myself there awhile. Freelancing is easy whether it's part time, full time or even just on the side here and there. I get restless in no progress situations so I am always creating something and experimenting with a new idea of mine whether it be cooking, painting, baking - anything that comes to my mind I try it!
When did you know that you wanted to be a full time artist?
SC: I have always been an artist and I'v always dreamed of being that in everything I do.
What was your go to article of clothing this summer?
SC: My CHUCKS!
How would describe your personal style?
SC: Chill and sexy. I need to be comfortable or I'm all off!
What/who motivates you?
SC: I motivate myself. No one or thing has moved me unless I wanted it for me. I'm a Leo - we move on our own time.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
SC: Living in another country (leaning towards someplace in the caribbean). I would barber for work and paint by the beach on my days off 'til the sun sets and walk back to my little apt up the road.
Follow Shaina's Instagram: @Miisz_Chiin