Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews. Five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Many thanks to Marusha Belle for being today’s interviewee.

Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.


I’m a girl, illustrator and designer from Russia. I was born in Moscow and now I’m living and working here. I love to draw sweet and cute illustrations, patterns and logotypes.

What are you working on?

Now, I’m working on a few big and interesting projects and I hope to show the results of my work very soon.

Choose a favorite shot of yours. Why is it a favorite?


It’s so difficult because, when I’m working, I’m always working hard and I really love very much what I’m doing. I have many inspirations in the process and have a lot of pictures … but when my work is finished, I’m always dissatisfied with something and I find too many mistakes to say that is my favorite illustration or picture! Well, very rarely I like one of my pictures for a few days, but no more. I choose this shot (Bird Holiday Pattern), because so far I like this work.

Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch)?


I really love this combination: iPad + Adobe Ideas + Wacom’s Bamboo Stylus. Firstly I have been drawing something in my sketchbook, than I open my sketch in Adobe Ideas and beginning to draw in vector. Always I have been using Adobe Illustrator.

Here is a complete list of my favorite tools: iPad2, iPhone 4S (I take a shot of my sketches), Wacom’s Bamboo Stylus, MacBook Pro 15” with Retina display, Wacom Intuos5 medium, Adobe Ideas, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, sketchbook, Drawliners and watercolor.

Choose a favorite shot from another Player. Why do you dig it?


‘How the Whale got his Throat’ by Rudyard Kipling by Steve Simpson. This is one of my favorite shots. This artist is really great, I think, his works are very inspiring and awesome. I like how he’s working with typography, colors, factures and workspace.

Find Marusha on Dribbble, Twitter, and at Marusha Belle Illustrations.

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