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How Julie Ehrmantraut turned out to be a valuable artist for our brand.

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How Julie Ehrmantraut turned out to be a valuable artist for our brand.
Julie Ehrmantraut's art combines a boho-chic aesthetic with a love of symbolism and pattern.
 
With diverse influences ranging from Georgia O'Keefe to Banksy, it's clear Ehrmantraut isn't afraid to break the mold but also honors the greats that have come before her. Her boho phone case artwork retains that free spirit.
 
Ehrmantraut's art possesses a timelessness due to an elegant use of classic patterns and symbols, including mandala and henna designs. These pieces pop off the cases but also show respect for tradition. Similarly, Ehrmantraut's exclusive phone case artwork brings a modern edge with an elegant touch through tastefully radiant gradients and colour.
 
"Boho," the artist told us (interview below), plays a role in her artistic inspiration. Boho or boho chic is more or less a state of mind. Creativity, self-expression, and following your own path--that's boho. Effortless but gorgeous is the goal.
 
These phone cases absolutely accomplish that goal. There's a symbiosis between generations of style, fashion, and art. The old and the new.
 
Ehrmantraut's artwork exudes a laid back, effortless, boho feeling, and that translates perfectly to Ehrmantraut's phone case artwork here at FleeBee. Yet, despite that effortless feeling, the patterns Ehrmantraut employs are tight and complex.
 
It's a stunning combination. Organic, too, and it's no surprise to learn that Ehrmantraut counts nature as an influence.
 
We sat down with the artist to get a peek at what their art means to them, where they draw inspiration, and how they create their artwork.
 

Who are your art role models?

Historical artists: Gustav Klimt, Georgia O'Keefe, MC Escher, Andy Warhol
Contemporary artists: Alex Grey, Cat Coquilette, Banksy
 

What inspires your art?

Travel and nature. Especially patterns found in nature. Fashion and trends.
 

How would you describe your aesthetic?

Modern and trendy. Boho-inspired.

Do you listen to music when you create? If so, what kind?

Yes, I do. I listen to a range of musical styles but prefer low-fi electronic music when I'm creating.
 

In your opinion, what role does art play in technology?

I believe art and technology are deeply intertwined. Innovation comes from the same place of creativity as art does, and one often compliments the other.

See Julie's Collections: https://fleebee.com/collections/julie-ehrmantraut

website: http://www.julieerindesigns.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/julieerindesigns

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