The Heroine’s Journey of Alex Zief

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

I love being able to express myself and communicate with others through my work. I love that at my job I can be myself, explore my limits. My job allows me to know what I am capable of… and that I can accomplish many things when I set up my mind to it.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

My idea of a perfect happiness is knowing that I can transmit my knowledge to others as well as being able to help people… as other artists have done with me. My perfect happiness is also being in a state of balance in which I am consistent with what I think, say and do.

What is my greatest fear?

My greatest fear is losing faith in what I do, losing the motivation to do what I do.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

Sometimes I sabotage myself… I am also easily distracted.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

There are many… but the ones that have influenced my carreer the most are Puis Calzada, Martin Abel, Rex Lokus, J.Scott and Siya Oum

What is my greatest extravagance?

Collectible action figures and videogames.

On what occasion would I lie?

Try to avoid it and keep it honest but when I do it’s because I don’t want to hurt someone

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

I don’t like when my costumers do not appreciate what I do. When people don’t think of all the years I had to dedicate to my education in order to be good at my work. In summary, I hate having to deal with customers who are cheap

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

One of the happiest moments of my career is when I had my first poster exhibition at the design museum of Mexico in Mexico City and my first oppportunity to work as a colorist. I am also happy in general when I learn something new or when I can challenge myself with a new project.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

Maybe, I would change the fact that I get easily distracted.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

My greatest achievement in work is having shown myself that I can learn new things about my job and area of expertise every day. Also knowing that I can achieve anything with hard work and dedication.

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me?

Maybe for me is have the resources without worry to keep doing what I love but I am thankful that I am going to be able to achieve financial freedom through art however I don’t consider that I need financial freedom in order to keep doing my work.

Where would I most like to live?

Switzerland… near the Lucerna lake… or Amsterdam.

What is my most treasured possession?

My computer

What is my most marked characteristic?

I am very dedicated to my work. I have blind faith in my ideals and that I do not lose focus on what I am doing.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

The palace of fine arts in Mexico City.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

Local coffee places.

What books influenced my life and how?

Tom sawyer was the book that ligthed my interest in reading. Maria Gaudin’s saga, the nameless queen is a book that made me realize that there is a part of history that I love so much and obviously the comic books that make me choose my actual career

Who are my favorite writers?

María Gudín, Anne Rice, John Katzenbach, and Allan Moore.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

My favorite bands and the music my boyfriend makes.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Batman! I love the philosophy behind the character, I love him.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Everyone who fights for what they love, my family and my boyfriend.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Leon The Professional

What role plays art in my life and work?

Art plays a role basically all the time in my everyday life through my work.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My whole family, my boyfriend and my friends.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?

I would love to work with Puis Calzada as a colorist.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?

All the artists that I follow on facebook

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?

More comics, maybe some profound projects with dark themes

Where can you see me or my work?

Facebook.com/AlexZief

Instagram: @alexzfdesigner

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

I think that even though talent is innate… magic (great work) cannot happen if we are not passionate about what we do. I think talent is something we decide to work on with passion to don’t let it die.

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?

Eduardo Dux: facebook.com/eduardodux93

Puis Calzada: facebook.com/PuisCalzadaArtworks

How can you contact me?

alexzief@gmail.com

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