MEET THE ARTIST

Hi! I am Sandra Sala, a graphic designer, and illustrator based in Houston, TX. I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in central Africa but moved away when I was only 8 years old. Since then, I have lived in 5 different countries on 3 continents. I speak 7 languages and am multicultural, so I try to incorporate that into my art as often as I can.

I received a Bachelor's Degree in Illustration and Graphic Design, and I am passionate about all forms of art. I guess you could say that I am an art lover versed in mixed media, intermediate in photography, and apprentice painter.

 

When I am not engrossed in my newest art project, I am probably being chased by three adorable little humans called Micah, Gabriel, and Dominick. Yes, I am a busy mom of 3 active boys who still finds time to make art in the middle of the night or whenever they are asleep. 

I love hanging out with family and friends, but the moments I cherish the most are the weekend drives with my husband and kids, talking and laughing.

In 2017, I started using a bullet journal and sharing my original spreads on social media. After a short while, people started asking me if I made them for sale so the business idea was born, and Kamuanya Designs was made into an art business. I now create art illustrations, calligraphy posters, and bullet journal stickers for artists and art enthusiasts who like cute images and the occasional funny pun.

KAMUANYA

(Kah-moo-ah-nee-ya)

Kamuanya is my middle name and according to my uncle, it means "great woman; beautiful princess; one who doesn't do any tasks like other women do; one who doesn't go to the fields, nor to the river to draw water, nor any other task. She is served by others"

I was named after my paternal grandmother who passed away when I was a teenager.  I remember thinking even then that I wanted to commemorate her in some way when I got older.

 

I wanted to create something that would bear her name, and that my dad could be proud of. So I decided then that when I finally made it as an artist, I would name my business after her, and I have held onto the name Kamuanya Designs ever since!

Houston, TX, USA

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