Founder and Design Director, Siska Schippers, gave us some insight into her successful and busy brand, Zsiska. All the way from her office and headquarters in Thailand, hear what Siska has to say about our favorite bold and colorful handmade jewelry line.
Why did you decide to become a jewelry brand? I know that I would be in a creative environment ever-since I could remember! As a child, I loved putting bits and pieces of things I found around the house together. Playing with beads, stones, and sculpturing things out of clay-playing and mixing it with everything I find under the sun. I've always made my own things. I was always busy creating ... and I still am. Where do you draw your greatest inspiration from? Nature and Arts! They feed my creativity daily, and give me endless opportunities in design ideas. Similar to many artists and designers, I also draw inspirations from nature, arts, and cultures, but I do have my own interpretations of these inspirations which are shaped by my travels and the culture that I have experienced. And of course, my memories of my past also inspire me. My experiences. My world. That's what inspires me, day by day. What is a typical day in your studio like? We are a small design team and we run everything by ourselves, so our days aren't so typical! It's a creative, dynamic and kind working space and typical to us is that everything is done with love, care and respect. We are like a family. That what makes ZSISKA so special. Where was your favourite vacation? Without a doubt, it's India! Out of all the exotic places I have visited, I must say my trip there was the most influential travel experience I've had. We use orange and turquoise colours in almost every spring/ summer collection –they bring me back to India! What are you working on that you're most excited about? I am always excited when we start our new collections; and right now we're busy with the spring/summer collection for 2020! But what excites me the most? It's when we are finalising the collections and when we get to see it all coming together - I love that! What song do you have on repeat right now? Anything from the Gypsy Kings! The whole album! The rhythm, the mood, I enjoy surrounding myself with positive vibes!
Check out more great designs from Zsiska at zsiska.com and follow them on Instagram at @zsiskadesign .