Crystal Zapata, a Chicago-based designer and artist, experiments with constructing dysfunctional furniture, silk screening clothing, photography, and graphic design... definition of a Renaissance woman in 2017 if there ever was one. Her work crosses a variety of mediums leaving a distinct mark on every piece she creates. Through illustrations, gifs, and photos, Crystal lends us a peak into her space and creative mind.
POND: Show us your best selfie/ self-portrait.
POND: What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
Crystal: Coffee from a styrofoam cup and sweet rock n' roll
POND: What's your go-to t-shirt?
Crystal: I bought this t-shirt at my favorite thrift store in my neighborhood, Family Thrift.
POND: Show us your commute to work.
Crystal: I ride my bike down two different streets.
POND: Favorite spot in Chicago.
POND: What shape gives you the most feels?
Crystal: Circles and blobs
POND: Celeb crush from middle school.
Crystal: Unfortunately, I feel the need to be completely transparent; it's going to have to go to Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco during their theatrical circus freak phase... I wish you hadn't asked.
POND: Where are you on a Friday night?
Crystal: I'm most likely home making objects and dancing around my apartment. I also go out on occasion...
POND: Dream disco outfit.
Crystal: Somewhere in between cool as hell and terrifying. Elton John's sunglasses, Cher's pants, Diana Ross's top, Cindy Brady's boots, and Florence Henderson's facial expression.