We recently received some cool retro gaming posters from designer Nik (that's Nicola) and had a quick chat with her about her inspiration for all things geeky.
GYL- when did you start designing game related work?
Nik - I’ve always been a fan of gaming and game art, even back as far as the ZX Spectrum days, but I began designing my own game inspired designs last year when I set my Etsy store up.
GYL - what inspires you to design retro game posters and other merchandise?
Nik - I’ve been creating vector artwork since 2011 as a Freelance Graphic Designer, after work was slow one week I decided to start a small personal project, that developed into the Retro Consoles poster and badges which has grown into the collection on my Etsy store and market via my Instagram account http://www.instagram.com/hello_im_nik/
GYL - What games did you love growing up?
Nik- I’m a huge fan of Resident Evil on PS1, the original game, although clunky and long in places, it will always hold a special place in my heart. Outrun will forever be my favourite racing game, and Super Mario on the GameBoy.
GYL - What retro consoles do you still own?
I currently have a Nintendo GameBoy, Sega Gamegear, NES, PS1 and I’ve just bought myself a Sega Megadrive (which I’m really excited above).
GYL - Do you have any new games related designs coming up
Nik - Yes, ‘8-bit Turtles’ went live recently, available on mugs at my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/265225823/new-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles?ref=shop_home_active_1
Thanks for speaking to GYL - look forward to seeing your geeky stuff in the future here on www.gamesyouloved.com